Ohio Philanthropy News - February 12, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021


Marietta Community Foundation launched their spring grant cycle.

Jeromesville residents can apply for sidewalk replacement mini-grants funded by the Ashland County Community Foundation.

Richland County Foundation’s Mansfield Rising plan is continuing to make progress.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio received a grant from Honda.

The new coalition for a more inclusive and equitable Yellow Springs includes the Senior Center, Home, Inc., the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, the 365 Project, Antioch College, Yellow Springs Schools, the Village of Yellow Springs and the Yellow Springs Community Foundation.

Cara Brook from Foundation for Appalachian Ohio weighs in on the “philanthropy gap” in Appalachian Ohio.

Philanthropy Ohio thanked Governor DeWine for a budget proposal that makes significant investments in Ohio's families and communities, especially during these challenging times.

The Community Foundation of Shelby County and the Shelby County United Way partnered to create the 2020 Recovery Fund that granted more than $84K.

Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awarded over $227K to 10 non-profit organizations.

The Athens Foundation Women’s Fund announced Jenny Stotts as the recipient of the 2020 Woman of the Year award.

More than 100,000 free meals were provided to older adults in the Valley thanks to funding from First Place Community Fund, Community Foundation Mahoning Valley, Mercy Health Foundation, United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

Marion County organizations, including the Marion Community Foundation, partnered together to form the COVID Defense Team.

The Galion Community Theater received $21K from the Community Foundation for Crawford County through the CARES Act funding.

Akron's Lock 3 Park is almost halfway to their $10M fundraising goal thanks to contributions from the Knight Foundation, Richard S. and Alita Rogers Family Foundation and an anonymous donor.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced over $2M in grants.

Ottawa County students can access free virtual STEMM videos thanks to funding from The Collaborative for Educating Remotely & Transforming Schools Fund. 

United Way Services of Geauga County teamed up with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide boxes of food to Geauga residents.

The Shelby Foundation created a new scholarship fund to celebrate Alexa Robinson's life.

Volunteers and attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and United Way of Greater Cleveland work with residents to prevent eviction, provide additional time to move, deal with utility connection problems and to recover security deposits.

United Way of North Central Ohio facilitates income tax preparation for Crestline residents.

Butler County United Way named Krystal A. Tipton as the new leader with a clear vision for its future.

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