Nonprofit COVID-19 Recovery & Resiliency Survey


The Funders Collaborative on Covid Recovery (FCCR) has launched the Nonprofit COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Survey to better understand the needs, opportunities, and makeup of the nonprofit sector in Cuyahoga county. The results of this survey will be used to develop nonprofit resilience strategies, advance equity, and help the community understand recovery needs post-COVID.


To participate, please complete the survey between January 5 and January 28, 2022.



Results of the survey will be available in May 2022, for both funders and nonprofits to understand: the issues different parts of the nonprofit sector are facing; the capacity needs and opportunities in different issue areas; existing program and focus areas; and opportunities for advancing nonprofits, as well as to understand the tireless leadership and workforce carrying out this crucial work in our region. Survey results will be published anonymized and in aggregate form, your individual response will not be shared with funders or others outside of the data analysis team.

Survey Length / Timing

This survey will take approximately 25 to 35 minutes to complete.  At the end of the survey you will have an opportunity to leave feedback and to enter the raffle.

Win up to $5,000

Organizations that complete the survey will be eligible for a raffle for one of the following prizes: $5,000 (1 organization), $2,500 (2 organizations), $1,000 (10 organizations).

Survey Support

Review the Toolkit for Taking the Survey here. To download a full PDF version of the survey before beginning, please visit the FCCR website. If you have questions about the survey, or need support, please register and attend a TA Session.

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City of Cleveland - City Council Meeting - December 6, 2021

Source: City of Cleveland

Abstract: President and CEO, Jeremy Johnson presented at the City of Cleveland City Council meeting on December 7, 2021.

Assembly for the Arts lobbies for $10M in federal funds to support arts and culture in Cleveland

Source: Ideastream


Deliberations continue in Cleveland City Hall over proposals for spending federal stimulus money. Monday night, Jeremy Johnson, president and CEO of Assembly for the Arts will make a pitch to City Council.

In recent months, Assembly has put together a proposal for a portion of the $500 million stimulus package the city will be receiving as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

“The ARPA dollars are here to really help communities and cities and workers that have been walloped by the COVID pandemic,” Johnson said. “And no industry, in my point of view, has been hit harder than the arts and culture industry, which was forced to shut down immediately and is only now beginning to emerge. Three big buckets: artists, non-profits and creative businesses.”

Johnson’s appearance in council chambers is part of a series of pitches he’s made to city officials.

“Arts and culture is a part of this gigantic economy in Cleveland. To get it back on its feet, to get workers back to working, we need to continue to invest supportive dollars into that sector,” Johnson said. “And we are making a request of $10 million.”

Ultimately, if the request passes muster with the city, Johnson said distribution of funding would be done through a partnership between Assembly for the Arts and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), the local agency that funds area non-profits, including Ideastream Public Media. Assembly for the Arts is set up to handle distribution to individual artists and creative arts businesses.

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City of Cleveland - City Council Meeting - Oct. 18, 2021

Source: City of Cleveland

Abstract: President and CEO, Jeremy Johnson was introduced by Cleveland City Councilman Conwell during Monday’s (10/18/2021) city council meeting.

In his own words: Democracy is stronger with the arts

Source: FreshWater


Jeremy V. Johnson is CEO and President of Assembly for the Arts, a new nonprofit collaborative arts alliance, formed between Cuyahoga Arts & CultureArts Cleveland, and the Arts and Culture Action Committee that will focus on an ambitious advocacy and cultural policy agenda and racial equity initiatives. In this essay, Johnson pleads his case to the candidates for more attention to the arts in Cleveland.

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Cleveland Mayoral Debate - October 11, 2021

Assemble for a Unified Voice: Who Has Your Vote?

After months of campaigning, the results of the September primary elections have narrowed seven candidates down to two. On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Clevelanders will have a chance to cast their votes for their city’s next mayor.

The City Club of Cleveland, in partnership with Ideastream Public Media, will host the general election debate on Monday, October 11th with Cleveland mayoral candidates: Justin M. Bibb, nonprofit executive, and Kevin J. Kelley, President of Cleveland City Council. The debate will feature the voices of Clevelanders on the issues that matter in their neighborhoods and communities.

Rick Jackson, Senior Host/Producer at Ideastream Public Media will host the debate. Joining alongside him are a panel of journalists: Nick Castele, Reporter at Ideastream Public Media; Lawrence Caswell, Field Coordinator at Cleveland Documenters; and Elizabeth McIntyre, Executive Editor at Crain’s Cleveland Business.

This 90-minute debate will be broadcast at 7:30pm EST on WVIZ PBS, 90.3 Ideastream Public Media, and at

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Assembly for the Arts is a proud sponsor of this event hosted by The City Club of Cleveland.

The Arts Vote - October 18, 2021

The Arts Vote

The arts sector is a powerful voting force and change-making partner in Cleveland.  How will the arts be integrated and considered in Cleveland’s future Mayoral administration? Be a part of this historic discussion and collective voice in support of arts and culture. Jeremy Johnson, President & CEO, Assembly for the Arts will facilitate this 90-minute forum.

Assembly for the Arts and CAN Journal, will host The Arts Vote, a public forum with Cleveland mayoral candidates Justin M. Bibb, nonprofit executive, and Kevin J. Kelley, President of Cleveland City Council. The two organizations are showcasing the power of The Arts Vote by bringing together a multitude of arts perspectives as they present the forum in partnership with Artist Bridge Coalition, Black Local Artists of Cleveland Kuumba, Cleveland Arts Education Consortium, National Independent Venue Associate, and Third Space Action Lab.

Community questions to candidates will be curated in advance. Submit YOUR question for consideration by October 12.

Read more on the candidates views of arts and culture: Justin Bibb | Kevin Kelley.

  • WHAT: The Arts Vote
  • WHEN: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Streamed live via Zoom
  • HOST: Assembly for the Arts and CAN Journal
  • REGISTRATION: Register for email reminders and updates.

Presented in partnership with:

  • Artist Bridge Coalition
  • Black Local Artists of Cleveland Kuumba
  • Cleveland Arts Education Consortium
  • National Independent Venue Associate
  • Third Space Action Lab