Ohio Philanthropy News - April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $345,000 in first quarter
"There's been incredible momentum toward our goal of ending chronic homelessness, and we are looking forward to continuing this journey and sustaining these results long-term," said Susanna Krey, president of The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.
Licking County Foundation grants $1,400,612 to nonprofits
The Governing Committee of the Licking County Foundation recently approved $1,400,612 in grants to nonprofit organizations through unrestricted, field of interest, designated agency and agency funds.
$17M YMCA expansion project in Xenia breaks ground
Partially funded by a grant from the Dayton Foundation's Harry A. Toulmin Jr. and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund, the project streamlines and makes key community services more accessible, Brunner said.
911 Dispatchers can work out while working
Telecommunicators at the Miami County Communication Center will be able to work out while on the job thanks to a grant for a workstation treadmill from The Troy Foundation.
Bellevue Pair launch new urban development firm
“We're happy that our investment in them has paved the way for them to help more communities across the country and to continue to disrupt the urban planning, development and design industry,” said Eric Avner, CEO of People’s Liberty.
Youngstown Foundation gives more to nonprofits in Support Fund
On the date of its 100th anniversary, the Youngstown Foundation decided to double the add-on it gives to nonprofits that receive donations through its Support Fund.
Akron wants parks to be catalysts for neighborhood development
In addition to the new Akron Parks Collaborative, the city is partnering with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition's Akron Civic Commons project to launch the Akron Parks Challenge.

Meigs Community Fund awards grants
The Meigs County Community Fund distributed its first grants last week, while announcing the “Endow 200” campaign for future grant opportunities.

Richland County Foundation funds summer youth programs
The Summertime Kids Committee chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Julie McCready and members from the community awarded 35 Summertime Kid grants totaling $63,225.05.
CFMV publishes 2017 Community Report in The Business Journal
“In our efforts to become a more inclusive and outwardly focused organization, this new report format will share our work with a broader group of people while also inviting the community to join us in improving the Mahoning Valley,” said Shari Harrell, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley president.

Women's Fund of Central Ohio hires former TourismOhio director as CEO
Mary Cusick, the former director of TourismOhio, has been named the new CEO of The Women's Fund of Central Ohio.
Two nonprofits selected as finalists in local $150,000 literacy grant competition
A Cincinnati nonprofit and one from Northern Kentucky have been selected to share $150,000 in a local literacy grant competition sponsored in part by the Scripps Howard Foundation and WCPO 9 On Your Side.
15 local organizations receive community foundation grants
The Granville Community Foundation announced this week the allocation of $71,000 in grants to 15 community organizations committed to education, the arts, historic preservation, and community building.

Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio marks 25 years, bigger goals ahead
Since its founding 25 years ago, Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio has funded $13 million in grants for outreach, awareness, and education that was dumped back into local communities to fund patient assistance programs such as the one that helped Wiley fight the disease, and another $4 million for national research.
Gilles-Sweet Elementary School students exercise their way into winning Youth MOVement challenge
Sponsored by the Community West Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospital's "Straight from the Heart" initiative, students across Northeast Ohio spent February tracking their movements while wearing a MOVband.

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