Ohio Philanthropy News - April 29, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022


Erie County Community Foundation's gift of $250,000 to the Sandusky State Theatre marks the largest gift the foundation has given in its 27-year history. 

The Imagination Station, part of a community project to expose children to the wonders of science, received support from the KeyBank Foundation for the next three years.

Major funding for Miami Valley TREEcovery Campaign and Keep America Beautiful’s RETREET program was provided by, among others, The Dayton Foundation and Charles D. Berry

Cleveland State University is looking to bring 60 more students into the Living Learning Community program because of an additional $5 million donation from The George Gund Foundation

The turf installations aim to encourage more students to participate in sports and attend class every day, one of the core values of the Cleveland Browns Foundation's "Stay in the Game! Keep Learning, Every Day" Network. 

The all-volunteer Licking County Emergency Warming Center Task Force set up a fund at the Licking County Foundation to help cover the cost of running the centers. 

The Marion Community Foundation approved a grant for the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities Family Support Group.

Brady Groves, president of the Richland County Foundation, said the $250,000 grant will "catalyze" the development of downtown Mansfield living spaces.

Funding for the annual 4-H College Scholarship Awards was provided by the Washington County 4-H Endowment Committee through funds housed at Marietta Community Foundation.

The Center of Science and Industry is the proud recipient of a $1 million investment from Battelle to bolster accessible science literacy and prepare the upcoming workforce for the STEM jobs of the future. 

The Cleveland Early Learning Spaces initiative is launching with a $1 million grant from The George Gund Foundation and a matching $1 million donation from Gordon Gund and the late Llura Gund.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, is one of the four inductees into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. 

The impact investment program is a partnership with Arctaris, Cuyahoga County and the Cleveland Foundation

Greater Cincinnati Foundation is among the organizations that signed a pay equity pledge aimed at ending gender and race-based disparities in compensation.

The Lincolnview school board accepted $1,000 from the Van Wert County Foundation on behalf of the AmVets Post 698 of Middle Point for scholarships. 

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is launching its third round of Black Empowerment Works grants to support community-centered ideas that promote racial equality.

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