Ohio Philanthropy News - July 10, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

A new report, commissioned by The Columbus Foundation, shows lack of broadband access hinders at-home schooling.
 
The Women’s Fund of The Shelby Foundation presented a check to Richland County Children Services.
 
The Trumbull County Historical Society’s oral history project, supported by The Raymond John Wean Foundation, spotlights local Black voices.
 
The Pickaway County Farm Bureau and the Pickaway County Community Foundation acquired beef for local food pantries.
 
Marion Community Foundation announced the 2020 designated grants.
 
Through the support and coordination of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Cleveland Hillel and Hillel at Kent State, 10 Cleveland-area young adults will take part in “Serve the Moment.”

The Defiance Area Foundation helped to fund pandemic child care at the Defiance Area YMCA during the COVID-19 crisis.
 
Through a partnership between AEP Ohio and Dollar Energy Fund, eligible AEP Ohio customers who need help during the summer months can apply for assistance to maintain or restore their electric service.
 
The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency received a $10K Immediate Emergency grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.
 
A new Bellville playground, supported by a $75K grant from the Richland County Foundation, honors former mayor Carolynn Studenmund.
 
Farmers and farmers markets fill food gaps caused by coronavirus; the farmers market received a special grant from the Oxford Community Foundation to help set up the site.
 
The Greater Cleveland funding coalition funnels millions to Northeast Ohio nonprofits; The Cleveland Foundation is hiring a consultant on behalf of the coalition to help shape the next phase by talking with donors, grantees, stakeholders and community members.
 
Barberton Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the organization's annual Game Changer Award.
 
Greater Cleveland’s storied arts and culture sector needs support like never before according to Jill Paulsen of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Megan Van Voorhis of Arts Cleveland and Fred Bidwell of Arts & Culture Action Committee.

Supported by grants from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, United Way of Portage County and MedWish, the Design Innovation team moves forward in development of personal protective equipment for frontline workers.
 
Marietta Community Foundation, United Way Alliance and Settlers Bank provided funding to the O’Neill Senior Center to allow them to provide regular grocery deliveries to area seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
United Way of Greater Cincinnati announced Black Empowerment Works grantees.
 
For the first time in its history, the Scioto Foundation has passed the half a million mark in the amount of scholarships it will award during the 2020-21 academic year.
 
The Warren P. Williamson Jr. Fund of Youngstown Foundation donated $2K to Opera Western Reserve.
 
The Food from Farmers to Families distribution program in Andover received financial assistance from the Ashtabula Foundation, the Robert S. Morrison Foundation and the MFG Foundation.
 
Firelands Symphony Orchestra started a series of small shows sponsored by the Erie County Community Foundation, The Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation and Stefano Dental.

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation awarded grants totaling over $128K to several area organizations in the first half of 2020.
 
ArtsWave raised $225K for Black artists.
 
United Ways of Summit and Medina counties merge.
 
United Way of Greater Lorain County used a 'three-pronged approach' to respond to the pandemic.
 
Michael Wilkos of the United Way of Central Ohio and Michael Corey of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County weigh in on the effects of COVID-19 on Ohio’s non-profits.


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