Ohio Philanthropy News - June 19, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Greater Cincinnati Foundation started the Fund for Racial Justice with $5M to help pave the path to equity.
Greater Columbus Arts Council plans to keep and display art that covered plywood during local demonstrations.
Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund announces latest round of grants.
The city of Cleveland offers emergency loans to help businesses post-shutdown in partnership with Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Foundation and the George Gund Foundation.
Ottawa County Community Foundation helps Port Clinton launch 'revolving loan fund.’
Mandel Foundation partners with St. Clair Superior Development Corporation as its inaugural partner in the new Community Development Corporation Learning Lab Program.
Meigs County Community Fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio meets fundraising goal of $300K.
The Community Foundation of Lorain County honors 139 scholarship recipients with a drive-through celebration.
Greater Toledo Community Foundation and the Waterville Community Foundation award Swanton Area Community Coalition a grant. 
The Lake-Geauga Fund of the Cleveland Foundation awarded Kent State University Geauga Campus with a $20K grant toward a student emergency fund and technology advances.
Benjamin Logan Schools appreciates the funding provided by the Mary Rutan Foundation, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and Logan County Co-Op to support their garden education initiatives.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati awards $600K in first-ever Black Empowerment Works grants.

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio awarded emergency funds in Perry County.
ScottsMiracle-Gro employees temporarily return to work to plant a garden, donating the produce to the Marysville Food Pantry.
S. Lee Kohrman reflects on 24 years as David and Inez Myers Foundation president.
Northwest State Community College is hosting interactive camps; sponsors include The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Parker-Hannifin Foundation, FMTC, bright.net and the Foundation for Rural Service.
Lindsey Loftus is the new executive director of the Portage Foundation.
Art Blooms in Akron was made possible by support from Akron Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund for Nonprofits, the Akron Art Museum, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron Public Schools, Akron Soul Train, Akron Urban League, ArtsNow, city of Akron, Crafty Mart and Myers School of Art at the University of Akron.

Community West Foundation grants over $600K to local nonprofit agencies.
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards $57K in scholarships.
The United Way of Central Ohio is making Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S., an annual paid holiday for its employees.

Local collaboration, including CHN and United Way of Greater Cleveland, hopes to make Cleveland Scholar House project more than an academic exercise.

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