Ohio Philanthropy News - August 14, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

Funding for safe, affordable child care must be a priority for lawmakers, according to Moira Weir, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Chara Fisher Jackson, executive director and CEO of Cincinnati Preschool Promise and Mark Lawson, president and CEO of Cincinnati-Hamilton County United Action Agency.
 
Eric Avner, vice president of the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, offered to fund projects that would foster connection while maintaining the necessary distance at Wave Pool gallery.
 
Service Relief for Hospitality Workers switched its focus from food to financial aid for hospitality workers with funding support from the Columbus Foundation’s The Big Give and other resources.
 
With support from the Marietta Community Foundation, the Salvation Army is providing back to school supplies.
 
Ashland County Community Foundation created an endowment fund to support facilities maintenance for Ashland University.
 
Licking County Foundation donor profile: Horns Hill Park Improvement Fund.
 
People Working Cooperatively received grants to support critical home repairs and service programs from the Charles H. Dater Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation, Integra Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Mount St. Joseph University’s Student Philanthropy Program and SC Ministry Foundation.
 
The Community Foundation of Lorain County will host Connect to a Cause, a coordinated, 12-hour fundraising event to rally the community to support nearly 50 area nonprofit organizations serving Lorain County.
 
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio provided $536K in scholarships.
 
80-year-old attorney honored with the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation's Presidential Award for commitment to providing free legal services to those in need.

Three Arches Foundation established the COVID-19 Response Fund to help out local nonprofits.
 
Richland County Foundation awarded $548K in scholarships to local students.
 
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Akron Community Foundation and The George Gund Foundation signed a letter asking the U.S. Census Bureau to allow more time for the 2020 census.
 
Norwayne Elementary gets new Harmony Park with funding from the district, Romich Foundation, an anonymous donor at the Wayne County Community Foundation, the Laura B. Frick Foundation and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.
 
Youngstown City Schools officials detail remote learning plan that includes financial support from Youngstown Rotary and the Youngstown Foundation.

Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, in partnership with The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, awarded the annual Athena Scholarship.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation created a matching gift program, known as the “Mandel Match,” for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's 2021 Campaign for Jewish Needs.
 
Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WCMH-TV/NBC4 donated $25K to the African American Male Wellness Agency.
 
Susan G. Komen’s ‘More Than Pink’ walk will continue virtually.

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