Ohio Philanthropy News - April 3, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Father and son found the African American Community Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Foundation simplify grant requests to address coronavirus.

The Barberton Community Foundation board voted to create the Barberton Small Business Emergency Loan Fund.

Muskingum County Community Foundation donates to local group that feeds the hungry.

The Greater Toledo Community Foundation started the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for nonprofits on the front lines of the pandemic.

FirstEnergy Foundation donates $500,000 to food banks.

Troy Foundation establishes COVID-19 emergency fund.

The Licking County Foundation, United Way of Licking County and community partners have set up the Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund jumped to nearly $1 million after the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation contributed $500,000 Monday.

The United Way of Williams County and Bryan Area Foundation launched an economic relief fund to help county residents through financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

The Oxford Community Foundation has started the Greater Oxford COVID-19 Organizational Assistance Fund.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about the COVID-19 efforts are United Way of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO Moir Weir, Greater Cincinnati Foundation President & CEO Ellen Katz, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky President Nancy Grayson.

Mortar at Bounce is funded by and presented in partnership with GAR Foundation; Burton D. Morgan Foundation; the city of Akron and Rubber City Match; and the Greater Akron Chamber.

A $70,000 grant awarded to NEOCH Friday from the Cleveland Foundation’s new Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund will cover hotel costs for about 50 people experiencing homelessness.

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations joined The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio as a partner in their emergency response fund.

The Cleveland Foundation announced the recipients of the 85th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.

The expanded education program is made possible with a $25,000 grant from the Stocker Foundation for increased programming while students engage in at-home learning.

The Community Foundation of Shelby County and the Shelby County United Way have partnered to establish the 2020 Recovery Fund.

The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area announced the third round of recipients in a series of grants awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton.

Lit Youngstown receives grant from the Youngstown Foundation.

The Black River Education and Wellness Foundation, Community Foundation of Lorain County, Lakeland Community Fund, The Nord Family Foundation, Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Stocker Foundation and United Way of Greater Lorain County create Lorain County Cares COVID-19 Response Fund.

Funding for the $340,000 Brigid’s Path project was made possible by grants from The Dayton Foundation and The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation.

The New Albany Community Foundation acted quickly to help neighbors in need of assistance by expediting grants.

The Erie Community Foundation announced that Erie’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund has grown to $557,000.

Honda's pledge to communities and customers in response to COVID-19.

Richland County Foundation redirects funds to meet emerging COVID-19 community needs.

The Wayne County Community Foundation, in conjunction with local private foundations, has established and provided the initial funding for the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund.

Contributions grow the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to more than $5.37 million to date.

Fairfield County Foundation to support local nonprofits affected by COVID-19.

Meals on Wheels gets $200,000 boost from Columbus Foundation during COVID-19 emergency.

Trustees of the Coshocton Foundation announced creation of two $20,000 grants providing citizens and small businesses relief.

The Holmes County Education Foundation celebrates 31 years of helping achieve higher education.

Melissa Heson is leading food assistance efforts in her role as the Yellow Springs Community Foundation outreach manager.

A program that is part of the Ashland County Community Foundation tasks students with deciding which programs will receive $1,000 in grant money.

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty established the Community Health Fund aimed at addressing local needs during the COVID-19 health crisis.

The Middletown Community Foundation has established a Coronavirus Emergency Fund.

Community West Foundation announces COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

Applications for the Becky Bricker Scholarship are now available through the Rebecca Bricker Scholarship Committee and the Sebring-West Branch Area Community Foundation.

ArtsWave is focused on helping the Cincinnati region’s arts sector weather the coronavirus crisis.

MetroHealth receives $1 million from former Hyland Software exec to bolster COVID-19 preparedness.

Sen. Rob Portman to donate two months of salary in coronavirus fight.

Delta Dental Foundation creates $500,000 emergency fund for coronavirus assistance to clinics, nonprofits.

Pelotonia pledges $1 million to research coronavirus effects on the cancer community.

United Way of Greater Lorain County has launched a redesign of its 2-1-1 First Call for Help website.

The NiSource Charitable Foundation is committing $1 million in relief support to nonprofit organizations responding to COVID-19 to be distributed in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Saturday in the Park donations will support the United Way of North Central Ohio's Community Relief Fund.

The Catholic Diocese set up a fund and the Catholic Community Foundation has already donated $500,000 to aid people in need.

Akron Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofits helping during coronavirus.

New Blog Post

A key time for Foundations on the Hill 2020
On March 9 – 11, eight foundation members from across the state shared their stories with elected officials and the value of philanthropy in their districts – which is now very significant as our communities are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. This was my first year participating in FOTH, which was an experience I will not forget.

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Member Call: Coronavirus Response
Monday, April 6 | 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Join your colleagues for up-to-the minute information on how the state and philanthropy are responding to the growing challenges related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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