Ohio Philanthropy News - January 14, 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

The J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation awarded 15 grants in its Starting Out Strong 2022 awards. 

The Area Agency on Aging District 7 received a grant from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Community Foundation for Crawford County currently holds 38 different scholarship funds which will generate over 100 individual scholarship awards for the coming year. 

Dean Jacob is the current president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, as well as an attorney. 

“Rides to Work” has been funded by The Troy Foundation, which has contributed nearly $175,000 since 2016.

County churches and health care providers also joined the 2020 Census effort, alongside financial backing from the Lorain County Community Foundation and Nord Family Foundation

The Muskingum County Community Foundation partnered with the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project and Artist Colony of Zanesville to help raise money for the Masonic Temple art tenants to purchase new art supplies through the Community Cares Fund for the Arts.

The Ohio State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees approved $402,925 in grants to be awarded to 10 Ohio nonprofit organizations.

The organization also received $250,000 in federal CARES Act funding and $100,000 from The Youngstown Foundation.

Organized by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, this is the first time African-American children’s illustrated literature has been the focus of a museum exhibition.

In addition to the efforts of the Ottawa County Task Force on Aging, the project received a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation

Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center in Norwich recently received $20,000 from the J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation and $10,000 from the Muskingum County Community Foundation

GreenLight Fund Cincinnati and Hamilton County Job & Family Services brought the My First Place program to town in 2019. 

Two funds have been established at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to support the Imagination Library.

The Ripple Effect Scholarship Fund has been started through Tiffin Community Foundation.

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