Ohio Philanthropy News - March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Mercy Health Foundation offers classes on healthy eating, navigating nutrition labels.
Effort underway to help the forgotten victims of the Clermont County deadly police standoff; the Christian Help Center provided initial support to the families and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati will reimburse the Center for its effort.
Recovery home opens in Elyria, funded by partnerships with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, The Nord Family Foundation, Nick Mayer Ford Lincoln, the Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board and many individuals.
Richland County Foundation awards $53K in grants for children’s summer activities.
The challenges of small business – according to a new report by the Columbus Foundation, Columbus ranked last among 23 comparable U.S. cities in small-company employment.
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s Boardman School Fund for Educational Excellence hosts raffle to double the amount in the fund.
Cleveland students find purpose and refuge in the arts with The Cleveland Foundation investing $4 million so every child has access to arts programs in their neighborhoods.
Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Akron to offer a share of $1 million for new art ideas.
Venture for America selects Cleveland for next startup accelerator program which is underwritten by a grant from the Ohio Third Frontier, with supplemental funding from The Cleveland Foundation, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Arnof.
Avon Lake students lend a hand for Second Harvest; the trip was the result of a $500 mini grant presented by Community Foundation of Lorain County.

Bridge device to be offered during walk-in clinic thanks to OneEighty and the Wayne County Community Foundation.
Nord Family Foundation awards $2.5 million in grants to local nonprofits.
Bryan Area Foundation teaches students about philanthropy.
Two awarded scholarships at music festival sponsored by the Scioto Foundation, GE Aviation/ Peebles Test Operation, Portsmouth Rotary Club, Richard D. Marting Foundation, Shawnee State University Community Grant, Southern Ohio Medical Center, William and Barbara Burke, DESCO Federal Credit Union, Roalee Greene, Dr. Michael Martin, Portsmouth Area Arts Council, StaBO Construction Limited and Dr. Wayne and Mrs. Saundra Wheeler.
High school sophomores from Geauga County get jump on career planning thanks to The Cleveland Foundation, Fairmount Santrol Foundation and the Catherine L. & Edward A. Lozick Foundation.
Installed Building Products launches foundation for housing, workforce development, to be administered by the Columbus Foundation.
Licking County Foundation begins multi-year grants for community partners.
New Good Discovery(s) festival aims to showcase Cincinnati's wealth of 'civic design' expertise with several People’s Liberty grant recipients as speakers.
The Allstate Foundation awards $1,000 grant to Community Foundation of Union County.
Caterpillar Foundation grant to help The Foodbank fight hunger in the Miami Valley. 

New Blog Post

Ohio philanthropy takes messages to Capitol Hill
Last week, Philanthropy Ohio staff and foundation leaders joined over 220 others for the annual Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) event, coming together from across the country to educate policymakers about the important role philanthropy plays in communities and to advocate on a number of key issues. Read more. 


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