Ohio Philanthropy News - January 8, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Bethesda Inc., creator of bi3 granted $1.59M to area agencies.
Pickaway County Visitation Center received $22.5K from the Pickaway County Community Foundation and $10K from Unrestricted Funding and the Yamarick Family Fund.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced $650K in grants to two small Akron arts and cultural nonprofits.
El Centro de Servicios Sociales, backed by The Nord Family Foundation, looks to expand their community development program.
Salvation Army and the Marietta Community Foundation distributed gifts for 560 children in Washington County for Christmas.
The Community Foundation of Lorain County gave more than $1M in grants to 31 nonprofits at the end of the most challenging year in recent memory.
The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $254K in grants during its December meeting.
Eight private family foundations in The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank, National Association, announced gifts of more than $6.6M in 2020.
A local domestic violence shelter received a much-needed financial boost from Greater Toledo Community Foundation.
Be A Better Me Foundation was named one of the inaugural recipients of The Cleveland Browns Foundation’s First and Ten Grant to help advance and extend the services it provides for youth in the community.
The Licking County Foundation received $489K from the State of Ohio for the continued restoration of the Louis Sullivan building.
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund announced its latest round of biweekly grants, awarding $220K to nine organizations and groups serving Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
Ashland County Community Foundation awarded the SWCD $3.5K for the purchase of equipment to conduct water quality sample assessments.
Ottawa County announced RISE grant recipients thanks to Ottawa County Community Foundation and a generous grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Community Foundation for Crawford County awarded over $322K in COVID-19 grants.
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation announced the reopening of the COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application for nonprofit organizations.
Springfield Foundation awarded over $22K in grants to Clark County Public Library.
Community West Foundation distributed more than $2M in grants in the past year.
Emergency funds at the Columbus Foundation and United Way of Central Ohio channeled philanthropic dollars to areas of greatest need during 2020.
The Defiance Area Foundation supported a book drive through the United Way of Defiance County.
Guernsey County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program received a grant through the Foundation for Appalachia Ohio

Columbus Foundation is investing $1.5M to curb hunger and evictions.
The City of Portsmouth, in collaboration with the Scioto Foundation, announced a new Master Plan that has been prepared for the City by MKSK Consultants of Columbus.
The Allen and Auglaize Counties Educational Service Centers along with Findlay and Kenton schools received $427K in funding from the Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely & Transforming Schools Fund.
Greater Toledo Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Toledo gave $1.5M in grants to community-based programs, including programs created in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sisters Health Foundation awarded funding to 34 nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley in support of its vision of healthy people in healthy communities.
The Lima Community Foundation established a foundation in memory of a 16-year-old student that was shot.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati raised $50M to help shelters, food banks and more.
Premier Bank committed to donate more than $535K to organizations within the bank’s service area, including several in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
The Shelby Foundation established a scholarship in honor of Coach Terry Zeuercher.
United Way of Logan County raised $951K.
Peoples Bank donated $100K to COVID-19 relief.

PetSmart Charities awarded $15K to Ohio’s Hospice as part of the Preserving Families grant program.
The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded $143.5K in grants.
United Way of Greater Cleveland reacted to the new stimulus deal.
The Hospice of North Central Ohio received $40K from The Hire Family Foundation as a naming gift for bereavement center. 

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