Ohio Philanthropy News - May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Attorney General Dave Yost partners with Ohio State and Philanthropy Ohio to study charitable impacts during pandemic.

Columbus Foundation donates 50,000 KN95 masks to local organizations.
First round of non-profit relief grants from Ashland County Community Foundation and United Way of Ashland County totals $49K.
Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund announces grants.
United Way of Greater Cleveland's 211 HelpLink sees uptick in calls asking for food help.
Legal Aid Society receives $2.25M, the largest gift in its history, from the Cleveland Foundation.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati raises thousands for long-term pandemic relief.
Scioto Foundation has announced grant awards of over $102K.

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation VP for Strategy Daniel Cohn and Cleveland Foundation Program Director Dale Anglin discuss the impact of the coronavirus response fund in helping vulnerable residents and rebuilding the city.
Enid Rosenberg will receive the 2020 Charles Eisenman Award for Exceptional Civic Contributions, given by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
Greater Toledo Community Foundation approves three more grants for nonprofits.
The United Way of Ross County and the Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation are bringing the Giving Tuesday movement, #GivingTuesdayNow, to Ross County.
Bridges Community Action Partnership awarded Recovery Fund grant from the Community Foundation of Shelby County and the United Way.
The George Gund Foundation names Jessica May as fellow for 2020-22.

Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley adapts grant process amid virus.
Zanesville philanthropist and one of the founding directors of the Muskingum County Community Foundation, Bill Straker, passed away.
United Way and Defiance Area Foundation distribute $26K in funds locally.
Richland County Foundation funds COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants.
Licking County Foundation and United Way award COVID relief fund.
We Care For CLE: Social Venture Partners launched online help tool for nonprofits. Community partners include Business Volunteers Unlimited, Candid, Cleveland Leadership Center, Grants Plus, Greater Cleveland Volunteers, Philanthropy Ohio, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation and the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland.
Wayne County Community Foundation funds emergency grants.

Diaper Bank received grant funding from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund.
Gift card promotion launched to help Short North businesses as they reopen; the program is funded by $50K in matching funds from the Columbus Foundation and several supporters, including Kroger, Thrive Cos., Beecher Hill, Minerva Financial Arts, PIzzuti, CampusParc, Borror, Crawford Hoying, Elford, Experience Columbus, Light Up Columbus, Wood Companies, Kaufman, Ohio Support Services, First Commonwealth Bank and more.
Paul G. Duke Foundation welcomes new trustee.

John Arrowsmith from J.P. Morgan Private Bank suggests practicing impactful philanthropy during pandemic.

Hamilton Community Foundation contributes to the quality of life in the region.
United Way of Summit County is partnering with DoorDash to get food from local food pantries and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to people homebound by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and the Stark Community Foundation awarded more than $1.2M in emergency grants.
Sam and Anne-Marie Petros donated $500K to help Tri-C students during coronavirus pandemic.
A line of cars shows growth in coronavirus testing in Butler County thanks to support from an $8K grant from Middletown Community Foundation.

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Applying a gender and racial lens to funding COVID-19 response
As many of us adjust to the new demands of life, women, are confronting the greatest impacts and setbacks.

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