Ohio Philanthropy News - August 21, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Ideastream partnered with All-Star Plain Dealer alums to report on the effects of COVID-19; the project is funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement.
Rotary Club of Ashland created a fireworks endowment fund at the Ashland County Community Foundation.
Marion Tech is opening a satellite location downtown next year thanks to a $35K grant from the Marion Community Foundation for lease and renovation costs.
A scholarship fund was set up in honor of the late Clearview Schools secretary, Christine Thompson, at the Community Foundation of Lorain County.
Gesher announced that it will embark upon a year-long effort to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the Orthodox Jewish community in the Greater Cleveland area, with support from the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation.
The Ohio Humanities Council issued a $1K grant to Bean Creek History Center.
The Ohio Arts Council approved $12.5M in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators and public arts programming.
Richland County Foundation raised $44.5K for Summer Time Kids grants.
The Mahoning Valley College Access Program, with support from the Madigan Fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, awarded scholarships to Youngstown and Warren graduates.
Former United Way of Greater Cincinnati interim CEO Ross Meyer lands new job at Interact for Health.
The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Saint Luke's Foundation, Cleveland VOTES and the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio announced $50K in microgrants to support 2020 census participation.
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio awarded several grants to nonprofits.
Marietta Community Foundation and the Salvation Army will ensure Christmas gifts for children.

United Way of Greater Lorain County received $80K from the Ohio Department of Transportation to continue the Lorain County Mobility Management impact initiative in partnership with MOVE Lorain County.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced the latest recipients of its microgrant program.
The Salem Community Foundation scholarship committee awarded $98K in scholarships.
Madison Taylor was named as the new associate director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.
Duke Energy Foundation announced the recipients of more than $1M in employee-directed grants to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
United Way of Summit and Medina Counties gave updates on bold goals and COVID-19 assistance. 

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