Ohio Philanthropy News - December 4, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

RemotEDx is funded by $15M in CARES Act money and is a collaboration between the Ohio Department of Education, the Management Council, Philanthropy Ohio, the Ohio Distance Learning Association, Ohio’s Educational Service Centers, INFOhio and Ohio’s Information Technology Centers.

River View Local Schools received donations from the Ohio Arts Council, Coshocton Foundation and Conesville PTO.

A COVID-19 crisis looms in Ohio without more federal help, according to Lisa Hamler-Fugitt of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and Claudia Herrold of Philanthropy Ohio.

Vistra awarded a $75K grant to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to support local organizations in their work to address connectivity gaps.

The Dayton Foundation is celebrating its centennial with 100 gifts.

The Community Foundation for Crawford County gave one of the seventeen Doug and Renee Leuthold Scholarship awards to Electra Norwood.

Sisters Health Foundation and the Meigs County Community Fund partnered together to support Meigs County’s nonprofit organizations.

Marietta Community Foundation announced the Annual Nonprofit Challenge winners.

The George Gund Foundation awarded $1M to Birthing Beautiful Communities to open a comprehensive birthing center in Hough.

Lorain County Public Health helps residents pay for prescription medication thanks to support from Beacon Charitable Pharmacy, Community Foundation of Lorain County and Nord Family Foundation.

The Cleveland Browns Foundation presented a check to Akron Public Schools for $100K to help with attendance initiatives.

Wayne County Community Foundation announced grant awards.

Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awarded nearly $350K.

The Defiance Area Foundation launched Project 2030 Field of Interest Fund with a goal to raise $200K in 10 years.

Amanda Weatherwax, a longtime English teacher at Talawanda High School, received the 2020 Teckman Outstanding Educator Award, administered through the Oxford Community Foundation.

Ohio Arts Council handed out COVID funds.

A lot of local organizations have been helped by a special fund at the Greater Toledo Community Foundation.

Pickaway County Community Foundation reflected on 2020 and looked ahead to 2021.

Central Ohio companies, including Nationwide, AEP, JPMorgan Chase and others, embrace the business of supporting their neighbors through contributions to area nonprofits.

The Fairfield County Foundation donated $40K to area food pantries ahead of the holiday season.

The Community Foundation for Crawford County will have its sixth “#Giving2sday” event.

Medical Mutual recognized Matt Kaulig, executive chairman and owner, The Kaulig Companies and founder and board chairman, The Kaulig Foundation with a 2020 Pillar Award.

Columbus Foundation teamed up with local nonprofits for Gifts of Kindness.

Honda donated 90 acres of land in the Big Darby Creek watershed, valued at more than $280K, to The Nature Conservancy.

Richland County Foundation’s Richland Gives raised $367K for 83 Richland County nonprofit organizations.

LeBron James sets the pace for charitable giving and activism by NBA’s rising stars.

GAR Foundation awarded $2.4M in grants in November to Akron nonprofit organizations.

Sandco Industries received a $7K grant from the Sandusky County Communities Foundation for a pavilion.

Local United Ways merged to improve efficiencies and to reduce overhead.

Stark Community Foundation awarded The Wilderness Center a $13K grant.

Summit County COVID-19 Non-Profit Emergency Relief Grant Program, an effort from Summit County, the Akron Community Foundation and Summit DD, granted over $5M to local nonprofit organizations.

United Way of Greater Cleveland's free services help connect families in need during the pandemic.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awarded $22.5K in grants to fund efforts in agriculture-related programming. 

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New survey results shed light on the state of Ohio nonprofits
As we enter the eighth month of the pandemic and witness various states of recovery throughout our communities, the nonprofit sector – which often acts as a safety net for our community’s most vulnerable – continues to suffer.

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