Beneficiaries of the Arminius Foundation are non-profit organizations focused on innovative approaches to education, entrepreneurship, and technology in the Norheast Ohio area. Principal among these are listed below.
Shaker Heights City School District
Based in Shaker Heights, the Arminius Foundation has been a strong supporter of the local public schools, long renowned for a tradition of excellence and innovation in K-12 education. Initiatives have included:
The Breakthrough Schools, consisting of Village Preparatory School, Entrepreneurial Preparatory School, Citizens Academy, and the Intergenerational Schools, are the top-performing charter schools for grades K-8 in NE Ohio, as measured by student achievement and progress. The Breakthrough Schools are now affiliated with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and are a critical component of the District's "Cleveland Plan" for elevating student performance.
LightHouse Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (LEAP)
LEAP is a program developed by Shaker LaunchHouse, in conjunction with the Shaker Heights Development Corporation, and funded by the Arminius Foundation, to help local high school entrepreneurs build and develop their own small businesses. Begun as a summer program in 2013, LEAP is scheduled to roll out "LEAP 2.0" in the fall of 2013 in order to continue support for successful graduates of the summer program.
OneCommunity provides high-speed, fiber optic broadband service in NE Ohio. It has created one of the fastest networks in the country for the area's non-profits, including schools, hospitals, government agencies, and cultural institutions.
Scranton Road Ministries
2014 Support for upgrade of Community Computer Lab, used by hundreds of under-served area residents for academic programs affiliated with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, computer literacy classes, and job-hunting
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