Ohio Philanthropy News - April 23, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021


The Greater Toledo Community Foundation’s Oswald Supporting Organization awarded grants totaling $144K to eight nonprofit organizations.

The Scioto Foundation awarded grants totaling $105K to ten local nonprofit organizations for the first quarter of 2021.

An anonymous donor at the Coshocton Foundation paid for banners to honor graduating seniors.

The Clinton County Youth Council will host its annual Global Youth Service Day supported by the Clinton County Foundation Lucas Fund.

State Representative Jay Edwards announced the state budget proposal with an allocation of $10M each fiscal year for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

Sisters Health Foundation supports Athens organizations.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supported the Akron Civic Theatre’s capital campaign with a $4M lead gift which spurred an additional $5M from more than 1,000 gifts, including a $1M grant from the GAR Foundation.

A splash pad is in the works with support from the Defiance Area Foundation.

Black philanthropy empowers communities of color in Cleveland.

The Auglaize County Historical Society received $11K from the Ohio Humanities Council.

The Lorain City Council approved the acquisition of the former Stoveworks property with the use of a $100K grant from The Nord Family Foundation.

Caleb Keib received a $2.5K scholarship from the Roy S. Bates Foundation, a component of the Wayne County Community Foundation.

Thanks to the Marietta Community Foundation, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program and donors, 875 children in the county are sent books.

Wright Memorial Public Library in Oakwood reached more than 90% of its capital campaign goal with a $150K gift from The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of The Dayton Foundation.

The Voices Oral History Project was made possible through a grant from The Raymond John Wean Foundation’s community investment program.

Teen art will be spotlighted in the community as part of the Leaders Of Today initiative, a partnership with the Elyria Arts Council and funded through the Community Foundation of Lorain County’s Racial Equity Fund.

Aultman foundation, Paul and Carol David Foundation, Stark Community foundation, First Energy Corp. and the Hoover Foundation supported the Duncan Plaza projects.

The Community Foundation for Perry County is partnering with GeoPartners and Perry County organizations to map broadband access, speeds and cost in the county to better inform future investments in this important resource.

The Catholic Community Foundation distributed more than $577K to benefit Catholic schools and parishes.

The Hardin County Community Foundation awarded just under $193K to nonprofit groups and other projects around the county in 2021.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland received well over its initial goal for its Good Deeds Day celebration with more than 165 casseroles and 1,000 pounds of food items donated. 

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