Ohio Philanthropy News - February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Lawyers offer $300,000 grant to school adults on government
The Ohio State Bar Foundation is offering $300,000 in grants to any organization or collaborative that comes up with the best way to teach adults the most basic functions of a democracy, including the powers of government derived from the people.
Senior Award recipient Julia Nehls lauded for lifetime of service
Julia Nehls has received this year's Athens Jaycees Senior Award from the Athens County Foundation, which recognized Nehls for her "lifetime of service to the community and to philanthropy."
New Classics on Tour visits 14 venues with the Tale of Huck Finn
Great Lakes Theater, and its Classics on Tour series, is supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, FirstEnergy Foundation, GAR Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, and The Nord Family Foundation; generous season support is also provided by The Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
Lincoln Theatre’s ‘Backstage’ series places audience members in intimate setting for shows
With funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council, the Lincoln hosts as many as seven Backstage series a year.
Incarceration and mental illness
In Ohio, the Stepping Up initiative is funded by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.
Immigration Legal Services Fund exceeds $800,000
Northeast Ohioans have contributed more than $800,000 to the Cuyahoga County Immigration Legal Services Fund at the Cleveland Foundation to maintain due process, fairness and justice for Northeast Ohio's immigrants and their families.
Doug and Jessica Fortkamp Family Foundation established through the Community Foundation of Shelby County
Jessica and her husband Doug recently established the Doug and Jessica Fortkamp Family Foundation, a donor advised charitable fund, within the Community Foundation.
Cincinnati artist has tribe helping her color pictures for kids fighting battles
Arian Armstrong recently won the People’s Liberty grant that will allow her to open up a space in Findlay Market for three months in the spring, where people can stop by and further her projects.
Akron Civic Commons to host community conversation with New York City parks commissioner
The conversation, held in partnership with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, GAR Foundation, JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, will focus on the importance of planning and design in civic commons spaces.
Lorain County, partners planning opioid recovery facility
The Nord Family Foundation, The LCADA Way, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County and the Lorain County Board of Mental Health are partnering with the commissioners in the endeavor.

Bishop of Cleveland Diocese visits St Ambrose in Brunswick
Following Mass, grants totaling nearly $1.4 million from the Catholic Community Foundation were awarded to 156 Catholic schools and parish catechetical programs.

Marathon Foundation selects two beneficiaries
Youngstown Marathon Foundation Board recently selected United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown CityScape as its 2018 charitable beneficiaries.
The Art of Listening. Why 'How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes' can change the world: Andrea Simakis
The production, co-sponsored by CPT and the United Way of Greater Cleveland, is "an arts-based public conversation about poverty," says its creator, Sojourn Theatre's Michael Rohd.

What 15 area projects are doing for the community that just earned them cash awards
Fifteen area charitable organizations will receive nearly $88,000 in funding from the Middletown Community Foundation’s quarterly grants cycle, the nonprofit agency announced this week.

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