Ohio Philanthropy News - July 31, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Scioto Foundation funded grant applications from eight local community nonprofit organizations totaling $96K for the second quarter of 2020.
 
The youth leadership class completed a landscaping project at Roscoe Village; financial support for the youth project is provided by the Coshocton Foundation, Dunmire Family Fund and Simpson Family Donor Advised Fund.
 
The Athens County Foundation, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, Sisters Health Foundation and the Cincinnati Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland invested in emergency response independently, but also launched a survey of nonprofits together.
 
The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation will present its Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service to Gerry Greene of Cincinnati at the Ohio State Bar Association virtual annual meeting.
 
Outside of all seven libraries in Wayne County, there are carts with free produce thanks to a partnership with the county's Library Association, The Cooperage Project and the Wayne County Community Foundation.

Thanks to a $20K grant from the Bryan Area Foundation and help from community members, Bryan Parks and Recreation are turning the tennis courts into outdoor pickleball courts.
 
Working with Oberlin, Lorain, Elyria and Sandusky school districts, the free arts academies provide arts enrichment programs targeting students in grades three through five with support from Nord Family Foundation, Ohio Arts Council and The Stocker Foundation.
 
Renee Gilmer reached out to the Marietta Community Foundation and started the “Dutch and O’Brien Act of Kindness Fund” with a $200 donation.
 
Almost $500K was raised for Community Foundation for Ohio Valley scholarships.
 
The $15K Summer Spray mural project was sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
Girl Scouts of Northwest Ohio received a grant from the Defiance Area Foundation for $25K

A new fund was started at The Community Foundation for Crawford County to collect donations to add shade trees to the sunny Crawford County Fairgrounds
 
Since 1973, Greater Toledo Community Foundation has been building a permanent endowment with individual funds to support community needs.
 
Marion Community Foundation welcomes a new board member.
 
Ellen Katz, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, was elected chair of the board of Bethesda Inc.
 
The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington announced its 2020-21 Healthy Communities Initiative Awards with 40 organizations to receive a total of nearly $713K to support initiatives that contribute to healthy communities.
 
The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation welcomed four new members.
 
The Auglaize County Historical Society received nearly $7K from OH CARES Immediate Emergency Grants program, administered by the Ohio Humanities Council.

United Way of Williams County was the second quarter recipient from the Bryan Area Foundation’s Power in the Purse Women’s Giving Circle.
 
The Dayton Foundation awarded $70K grant to Learn to Earn Dayton to purchase 900 Chromebooks for Dayton-area students; The foundation’s grant joins with others from Mathile Family Foundation, The Frank M. Tait Foundation, The Charles D. Berry Foundation, The Berry Family Foundation, Louise Kramer Foundation and the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton established by The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.
 
New Ashland County Community Foundation endowment funds will benefit Mapleton football, wrestling and baseball.
 
Clermont County kids will receive free books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library thanks to the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and grants from Duke Energy Foundation and Connect Clermont.
 
The Lake-Geauga Fund of the Cleveland Foundation selected 15 Lake and Geauga county entities to receive funding for their ongoing “front-line” efforts amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Columbus Foundation announced fund to address broadband access.
 
As COVID-19 rocked agencies, distributions from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to Jewish agencies will be level funded in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
 
Glamorgan Castle updates move into new phase thanks to grants from Greater Alliance Foundation, Stark Community Foundation, Timken Foundation, Hoover Foundation and Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
 
The LeBron James Family Foundation revealed the I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels, a renovated apartment building a few blocks from the school that will serve as cost-free transitional housing for families in need.
  
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awarded grants to fund efforts in agriculture-related programming.


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