Ohio Philanthropy News

Friday, May 21, 2021


United Way of Licking County honored a veteran with the Hope Award for his inspirational videos.   
The 13th ATHENA Scholarship, created in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, was presented to Taylor Sebastiano.
The Licking County Foundation Governing Committee added four new members.
Clark State College will provide training opportunities focused on diversity, equity and inclusion through a donation from The Springfield Foundation.
ArtsWave welcomed Ray Gargano to its leadership team as vice president of community investments.
Mercy Health contributed $50K to the Greater Toledo Community Foundation for VProject operations.
The Muskingum County Community Foundation awarded over $78K to 32 organizations and projects.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cleveland Zoological Society received a $3M gift from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation.
Charter Communications Inc. donated $50K to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio's Cause Connector.
The Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District and the Defiance Area Foundation partnered to raise funds to establish the Cletus Vetter Memorial College Scholarship.
The Wayne County Community Foundation announced the first grants from the Stanley C. Gault Philanthropic Leadership Fund.
For the Kent State University Field House COVID-19 clinic, the Portage County Health District partnered with The Portage Foundation, United Way of Portage County and others.  
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Castellini Management Co., Interact for Health, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and UC Health invested in CincyTech’s fifth investment fund.

Ted Herncane accepted a position to be the first economic development director for the Barberton Community Foundation

The Women's Fund of Central Ohio received a grant from the Goldman Sachs' One Million Black Women Initiative.

Joy Roth, founder of the Ottawa County Community Foundation, posthumously received The Bill Mack Business Leader Award.

Richland County Foundation shared their reaction and responsive grantmaking to COVID-19 during their virtual annual meeting.
The United Way of Guernsey, Monroe and Noble Counties will soon begin accepting grant applications that will help fund local food pantries and other programs working to combat food insecurity.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded two Clark County nonprofit organizations nearly $18K in grants.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati is connecting people who may not have internet at home to schedule vaccine appointments.

Mount Union received funding from Deuble Foundation, Hoover Foundation, Stark Community Foundation, Timken Foundation of Canton and Mount Union alumni and friends.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio named Joni Close, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, the 2020 Ambassador of the Year.

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Philanthropy Ohio to Ohio Senate: adequacy, equity and predictability must anchor new school funding plan
Philanthropy Ohio and many of its members are calling upon the Ohio Senate to do just that as part of this year’s biennium budget deliberations that are in the final days: the budget must be adopted by June 30 and the Ohio House has passed its version

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