Ohio Philanthropy News - June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Northside Green showcasing unique mural
The Downtown Akron Partnership, through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, began work on the Northside Green, which features a painted mural designed by April Couch, of Totally Tangled Creations; benches designed by Kai Wick, of Wick Studio; and potted plants and trees.

From the editor: Youth homelessness needs the business community's attention
Columbus Foundation CEO Doug Kridler called it a “code red” moment for the urgency that needs to be brought to bear.
YWCA to begin 23rd summer of free food and programming
The Summer Weekend Meals are provided by the Offices of Governor John R. Kasich, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Ohio Association of Foodbanks and the Ohio Department of Education.
Home National Bank invests in Meigs County
Residents were reminded just how strong that sense of community is in Meigs County when Home National Bank presented a $10,000 check to the Meigs County Community Fund’s Endow 200 campaign, a local community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
Ad campaign aimed at discouraging opioid use
CEO David Royer said initial money for the campaign is coming through the Columbus Foundation, from a fund supported by the Nationwide Foundation.
Community Foundation for Crawford County awards nearly $106K in scholarships
The Community Foundation for Crawford County recently awarded over $105,900 in scholarships to both current and former local students.
Home, Inc. to purchase property for senior rentals
The purchase of the 1.8 acre property is being financed through the Morgan Family Foundation.
Cincinnati's largest neighborhood enters three-year development partnership
The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation is funding the planning effort.
United Way names diversity chief
Jennifer Ingram will implement and oversee a comprehensive plan for the local United Way of Greater Cincinnati that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion both internally and externally.
A look at Cleveland's historic Coast Guard station that's been closed since 1976
The Cleveland Metroparks is restoring the property with several partners including the city of Cleveland, Cleveland Foundation, The Gund Foundation, Burning River Foundation, Sherwin Williams, PNC Bank, Oswald Companies, ArcelorMittal, Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust and the O’Neill Brothers Foundation.
Community is the framework for park maintenance
The Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park is in part maintained by Pickaway County Community Foundation funds that assist in the upkeep and maintenance of the park.
Can University Circle's beautiful new Nord Greenway heal a racial divide?
It's clear that the greenway, named for its principal donor, the Eric and Jane Nord Family, and designed during a Cleveland Foundation competition, is a vast improvement over what preceded it.
Deadly parallels: HIV/AIDS funders bring hard-learned lessons to the opioid crisis
After the HIV outbreak in Indiana, the AIDS Funding Collaborative of Cleveland, Ohio, in partnership with city and county health departments, convened a meeting to initiate the process of modernizing, approving, and expanding syringe service programs across Cuyahoga County.
History, ecology, and restoration in Glen Helen
With the support of donors, as well as grants from the Adam Schantz Fund, the Clean Ohio Fund, and the Upper River Fund of the Dayton Foundation, we’ve been working to drive back the invasive species and restore the land along the river.
ArtsWave promotes two senior leaders to new roles
ArtsWave, the largest community campaign for the arts throughout the country, promoted Kate Kennedy to chief operating officer.

Camp offered to youth who have experienced loss
The camp and horse experiences are offered free thanks to support from Community Hospice donors and a special grant from the Summertime Kids Program of the Stark Community Foundation.
New city vehicle delivered
According to Mayor William Judge, the $30,000 vehicle is funded by federal and local grants, including one from the Barberton Community Foundation.

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