Ohio Philanthropy News - March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Raymond John Wean Foundation investment grants totaled $226,383.
Mainstreet Portsmouth touts success with support from the Paul Johnson Fund, Toyota Fund, Marting Foundation, Scioto Foundation and the Tour of Lofts.
Corporate philanthropy – Abercrombie & Fitch, IGS, Adept Marketing, Andrea Taylor: central Ohio companies engage employees in volunteer service.
The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store makes it easy to give.
Greater Akron Chamber to unveil economic development ‘blueprint’ and to award S. Theresa Carter, president of OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, the H. Peter Burg Award.
Over-the-Rhine gallery keeps doors open to artists with disabilities with support from ArtsWave, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
Big plans at the Nature Center in Shaker Heights with leadership gifts from the Cleveland Foundation, Third Federal Foundation, Murch Foundation and a number of individual donors.
Meet the 2019 Smart Women Award honorees, including Dee Haslam of the Cleveland Browns Foundation, Lorraine Vega of KeyBank Foundation, Lorna Wisham of FirstEnergy Foundation, PNC and Hyland.
Hudson committee, including the leaders of the Hudson Community Foundation, aims to install fire detection systems in historic shopping area.
Red Cross asks for volunteers to help install free smoke alarms across Northeast Ohio; made possible thanks to the Cleveland Foundation, the United Way of Greater Cleveland, KeyBank, The Sam J. Frankino Foundation and the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation.

Class Act: Deputy serves as East SRO; he recently was awarded a grant from the Troy Foundation to bring the “Arrive Alive — Distracted Driving Simulator” to Miami East High School this spring.
The Scioto Foundation has announced a new scholarship for those touched in some way by a suicide of a loved one.
Manufacturing remains a major economic driver in Northeast Ohio according to a new study which was supported by a $300,000 grant from the George Gund Foundation.
Dominion gives $110,000 in grants.
Fairview teachers awarded grants from The Fairview Schools Fund of the Defiance Area Foundation.

Examining the threshold: When it comes to poverty guidelines, not everything is equal; organizations like The United Way of Greater Cincinnati want to help local families make their way out of poverty.
Richard W. Pogue to receive Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Eisenman Award.

Schauer Group makes donation to Timken Family Cancer Center; other contributors include Aultman Women’s Board, Timken Foundation of Canton, Steve Gregory and Lisa Warburton-Gregory, Stark Community Foundation, the George H. Deuble Foundation, the Hoover Foundation, Joe and Marlene Toot, and the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation.
Akron Community Foundation vs. the largest wealth transfer in U.S. history.

Greater Canton MLK Commission expanding its mission by donating $20,000 for its endowment at the Stark Community Foundation.
Delta Dental Foundation awards $52,300 to improve oral health in children and adults in Ohio. 

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.
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