Ohio Philanthropy News - April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Winners of 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards announced
The Cleveland Foundation announced the winners of the 83rd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards on Thursday at the Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University.
State gives $500K for Lorain County opioid recovery center
The Nord Family Foundation, The LCADA Way, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County and the Lorain County Board of Mental Health are all partnering with the commissioners in the endeavor.
Mentors wanted: College Promise fighting poverty with education
Supported by The Dayton Foundation, the program identifies promising Dayton-area eighth grade students with financial barriers and motivates them to pursue higher education.
Akron takes another step to make city more bicycle friendly
With the help of a $127,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that could change in a big way, making the city far more bicycle friendly.
Gund Foundation selects its 2018-2020 fellow
The George Gund Foundation announced that Travis Howard has been selected as the foundation's fellow for 2018-2020.

Troy Foundation awards $196,617 in grants
At their March meeting the Distribution Committee of The Troy Foundation reviewed 31 grant applications
Richland County Foundation Grant Helps Fund Opportunities for Area Students
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has been awarded a grant from the Richland County Foundation to acquire new donors from Richland County and to fund current scholarships for area students.
Need addiction treatment? Find it with new online site, says Mercy Health
Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which has stepped up its efforts to care for patients with opioid addiction, announced Monday that its Mercy Health Foundation has invested in Crosswave Health, the technology company behind the treatment finder.
Reinventing the United Way
After 13 years directing community research and grant management at the Columbus Foundation, she took the job as the CEO of the United Way of Central Ohio in early 2017, drawn by the chance to help reinvent an organization at a crossroads.

Childcare for kids of all abilities
Pathway Inclusion Center is funded in part through grants from Toledo Regional Autism Network, Ottawa County Community Foundation, Portage Resale Center, and Great Lakes Collaboration for Autism.
Alta Care Group Receives $43K for Camp Challenge Facility
A donation of over $43,000 from the Hine Memorial Fund, which is administered by the Youngstown Foundation, will be supplemented by a $10,000 contribution from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation.

Homeless advocate needs help tackling disturbing trends: Mark Naymik
Metanoia Project’s biggest funders are the Community West Foundation and the Gund Foundation.

ODE superintendent takes county feedback on five-year draft
It was one of 13 such “regional stakeholder” meetings on the plan in the state, hosted by Philanthropy Ohio and Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria.

Three Galion organizations get Community Foundation of Crawford County grants
The Community Foundation for Crawford County recently awarded over $227,500 in competitive grants to local charitable organizations and schools.

Project making trails better
A grant from Ariel Foundation paid for a power washer for cleaning bridges and grants from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County paid for a zero-turn mower and an asphalt grinder.

Stark initiative helps boost county’s live births total
“We have secured funds from state and local funders, Medicaid dollars, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, United Way of Greater Stark County, and the Stark County Community Foundation, which are working together to make THRIVE successful,” said Dawn Miller, project manager
United Way raises more than $6 million in Stark
United Way of Greater Stark County will provide financial help this year to 68 programs that meet its impact areas of health, education and financial stability.

Local bank’s $50K donation will change lives of Middletown families ‘for the better’
First Financial Bank donated $50,000 to the Middletown Community Foundation’s READY! Campaign, a program geared toward preparing children for kindergarten, helping students remain successful throughout their school career and assist them in identifying the right career path.

Cintas Corp.’s Farmer family gives millions for stem cell research at local hospital
The Farmer Family Foundation, whose trustees include the CEO of Cintas Corp., is donating another $5 million to boost stem cell research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

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