Ohio Philanthropy News - February 28, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley awards more than $62K in grants to local groups.
The Community Foundation of Shelby County creates 22 new charitable funds.
Workforce Connect, a public-private partnership involving the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County, Deaconess Foundation, Fund for Our Economic Future, Greater Cleveland Partnership, The George Gund Foundation, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board, Team NEO and United Way of Greater Cleveland, is forging ahead in health care.
Fish sculpture, funded by grants from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, makes an art out of recycling.
Distinguished community leaders stress giving back during Muskingum County Community Foundation’s fundraiser.

Community philanthropy plays an important role according to Nelson Beckford, program director, Neighborhood Revitalization & Community Engagement at The Cleveland Foundation, and Carol F. Wolf, assistant vice president of planned giving and endowment at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
Cleveland Foundation sets African American Philanthropy Summit for April 25 with sponsors including Dominion Energy, FirstEnergy Foundation, KeyBank and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley awards $3.6M in grants.
Why the Columbus Foundation is bringing Stanford University to town.
Lubrizol Foundation names new president.
Thanks to Licking County Foundation grants, local teachers will travel to Europe.

Youngstown Foundation awards $7M in grants.
Cookie tour gives $4,341.98 to the Holmes County Education Foundation.
Eight Summit county women to receive Women of the Year awards, including S. Theresa Carter, president of Omnova Solutions Foundation, who will receive the Heroine Award.
Thanks to the Marietta Community Foundation, Gowns for Your Day now has a permanent space in the Dime Bank Building in downtown Marietta.
United Way of Greater Cleveland unveils new method to fight poverty.
Humane Society of Summit County launches anti-bullying program to teach 4th graders compassion for animals and people through a grant from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust.
Karamu House facelift aims to make America’s oldest black theater organization more open and inviting thanks to grants from the Cleveland Foundation and The George Gund Foundation.
Bainbridge fire department receives grant for new equipment from The Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation.
Don “DonCee” Coulter lands first-ever Aminah Robinson Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art.
Community Foundation of Western Pa. & Eastern Ohio awards $11.9M in grants.
The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation awards $1.7M grants to local nonprofits.
Middletown Community Foundation passing Dolly Parton program to libraries.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati awards millions in grants to fund new affordable housing.
Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers’ employee philanthropy program grants funds to Sexual Assault Response Team.
The Akron Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $2K for baskets filled with care items to bring comfort to grieving parents.
Denison Venture Philanthropy awards Hospice of Central Ohio $10K.


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