Ohio Philanthropy News - March 9, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

FRONT Triennial hits $4M fundraising goal and raises bar $1M higher
Funders include The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, Sherwin-Williams, the John P. Murphy Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund and the Nord Family Foundation, and The George Gund Foundation.
Troy School District faculty named Teachers of the Year
Stanley and Klumpp were both presented with $500 checks from the Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence.
KeyBank’s $300K grant to help Urban League with local jobs program
The KeyBank Foundation today announced a $300,000 grant to the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio to fight poverty.
How Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is helping organizations heal others through arts and music
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture recognizes the importance of art and music therapy, supporting about 20 area organizations that actively have some sort of art therapy programming in place.
New winners of $100,000 Haile Fellowships
People’s Liberty, an initiative of the Carol Ann and Ralph V.  Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, received 101 applications for this year’s two Haile Fellowships.
Construction on new recreation trail to begin soon
The remaining funds, roughly 25 percent of the cost, will be covered by various local organizations, including the Cora E. Rogge Memorial Foundation, the Muskingum County Community Foundation and Zanesville City Schools, which donated property for the project.
Foundation awards $20,000 to Great Parks Forever
The Charles H. Dater Foundation recently awarded $20,000 to Great Parks Forever, the philanthropic partner of Great Parks of Hamilton County.

Stark State College Akron set to complete renovations with Ohio capital budget money
For Stark's dental hygienist program, started 24 years ago, the college received support from the Akron Dental Society, the GAR Foundation and individual dentists to construct the school's dental hygienist clinic.
Historic theater evolving into multi-faceted facility
The theatre has undergone extensive improvements, propelled by two significant grants — one from the state of Ohio to make the building handicapped accessible and a second from the Hugo and Mabel Young Foundation of Loudonville to pay for installation of state-of-the-art lighting.
Akron Community Foundation announces $4.5 million in grants to support educational, community programs
The distributions bring the foundation's lifetime grant-making total to more than $150 million.

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