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Famicos Foundation

Famicos Foundation is a community development corporation that improves the physical and social landscape of neighborhoods through real estate development, community organizing, programs, and services. Famicos provides programs in youth development, education, literacy, and technology and ongoing emergency services that help people stay in their homes.

 Executive Director: John Anoliefo                 

Lead Partner: Marcia Levine

Years of Engagement: 2006-2010

Total SVP Impact

 Value of volunteer hours from partners and friends   $ 37,700
 SVP direct financial contributions (grants awarded)   $ 74,217
 Indirect contributions because of introduction by SVP   $    ??
 Projected operational impact from SVP-supported projects/initiatives 


SVP grant was leveraged 151%   $111,917  

Results and Accomplishments:

Famicos used SVP’s grants: to hire a development director, for marketing, and for general operations

    • Increased marketing efforts and communication of outcomes
    • Increased community awareness about Famicos’ mission
    • Improved gathering of client information to better plan, operate and fund programs and services
    • Executive Coaching
    • Governance
    • Fundraising strategy consulting


Volunteer Team: Jamie Cole, Charlene Hyle, Shameka Jones, Russell Lamb, Rob Martens, Anju Mathew, Bronwyn Monroe, Joyce Shaw, Kevin Shaw, Heather Sherwin, Cynthia Tancer 


Famicos Foundation | Catapult to a New Level

During the past 12 months working with SVP, the most significant changes have been in the areas of fund development and CEO/ED mentoring. Beginning with an updated donor mailing list to the purchase of database software, Famicos staff has learned firsthand the importance of having proper information regarding current, past, and potential donors. As a result, our staff is better equipped for developing fundraising strategies. Also, because of the one-on-one fund development work with the partners, we have prepared several successful proposals. The work we are doing with Heather Sherwin and Charlene Hyle is extremely significant in that it poises Famicos to catapult to a level in fund development that is unheard of in the CDC industry in Cleveland... Read More »