Ohio Philanthropy News - May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Akron-area artists receive Ohio Arts Council grants
Six Akron-area artists have received 2018 “Individual Excellence” grants from the Ohio Arts Council.
Fourth Wall to make new Harriet Beecher Stowe film
Through their fiscal sponsor, Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall have received a grant for $19,099 from the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of The National Endowment for the Humanities, for their new documentary “Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her Transformative Ohio Years.”
Donation helps students have a rocking field trip
The Lake Erie Charter Boat Association recently presented a $1,800 check to The Ottawa County Community Foundation to give elementary and middle schools students the opportunity to go to the Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay for a field trip.
The Taft Museum's new fairy tale willow tree sculpture
This installation was funded by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.
Marvin, Mayor tout development progress across Warren
Mayor Doug Franklin also announced that the city will partner with Inspiring Minds, the We Are Warren initiative, city schools, the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership and the Raymond John Wean Foundation to introduce a new summer career development program.
Dayton’s 12,000 evictions since 2012 prompt plan for help
Advocates for Basic Legal Equity has been awarded a $94,890 grant from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation to help pay for three-quarters of an attorney’s salary to handle eviction cases in Dayton Municipal Court.
Fourth-graders to ‘Link Up’ with local symphony
Major funding for the Link Up concert comes from the Delaware County Foundation, with additional funding from the Delaware Lions Club.
Greene County Foundation expands reach, gives $60K in financial awards
Growing in the region has been a win-win situation, Edward Marrinan, executive director of the Greene County Community Foundation, said.
Youngstown Foundation doubles YStar scholarship amounts
 “At The Youngstown Foundation, we are grateful that we can create and support a program that eases the burden of college tuition and expenses – turning the dream of a college education into a reality for so many students,” said foundation President Jan Strasfeld.
Michael Johnson: United Way of Greater Cincinnati names new top executive
“United Way is well-positioned to continue the work of uniting communities to change lives, and I believe there’s no better leader to step into this role right now than Michael Johnson,” said Rob Reifsnyder.
Richland County Foundation awards record $6.6 million in grants
President Brady Groves reported the Foundation’s assets were $161,942,579, with $6,628,378 in grants awarded during 2017 -- which far exceeded any previous year’s numbers.
CARE program uses skits, games to get impoverished children thinking (and talking) about stresses in their lives
The district also has partnered with the United Way of Greater Cleveland to offer CARE at five K-3 summer school sites, as well as at 11 Community Wraparound schools this summer.
Report Finds Big Gaps in Northeast Ohio Employer Needs, Employee Skills
The report was composed by Team NEO's Jacob Duritsky and funded jointly by the Cleveland Foundation and Sherwin-Williams.
CSI camp now taking registrations
Because of the generous support of The Scioto Foundation, fees for CSI: Shawnee Science Camp are only $30 for this great experience.
Major donation to help fund junior golf tournament at Mill Creek Park
The Mahoning Valley Hospital presented a check for $110,000 to the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation on Tuesday.
Fund for Warren’s Future gives $29K in grants
The Fund for Warren’s Future was started in early 2018 and is maintained within the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.
Community Foundation awards $227,500 in community grants
The Community Foundation for Crawford County recently awarded more than $227,500 in competitive grants to local charitable organizations and schools.
United Way of Central Ohio raises $28.5 million to fight poverty
The latest United Way of Central Ohio campaign raised about $28.5 million to invest in local poverty-fighting efforts, essentially matching the “dollars-to-mission” total of the previous campaign.
Columbus Foundation awards $1.4M to arts groups in Central Ohio
"We celebrate the diverse and gifted pool of arts organizations here; we want to support their work because that strengthens our region’s culture,” said Columbus Foundation's Natalie Parscher.

Cleveland Water Taxi gives free rides again in 2018
"ArcelorMittal Cleveland is pleased to partner with Cleveland Metroparks again this year to offer free rides on the eLCee2 water taxi,” said Mike Madar, vice president and general manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland.
Akron Community Foundation releases On The Table Greater Akron results
John Garofalo, vice president of community investment at the Akron Community Foundation, said organizers were happy that 86 percent of the survey respondents indicated they were willing to become a part of future solutions.
United Way of Crawford County celebrates success, expansion
“United Way of North Central Ohio is investing in Crawford County, and we’re excited to announce that the Crawford office will be expanding to increase resource development opportunities and communication with our funded partners,” stated United Way of Crawford County manager Jillian Tuttle.
Cincinnati’s chance to make a $600,000 impact on its kids
The TQL Foundation has offered both organizations a powerful opportunity: it will match any new or additional individual, foundation or corporate donations received by either of these organizations, up to $50,000 per organization per year for the next three years — a $300,000 commitment.

This HUGE used book sale in Middletown just may be the ultimate recycling program
Every year, members of the American Association of University Women collect and sell donated books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles to give $1,500 scholarships awarded through the Middletown Community Foundation.

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