Ohio Philanthropy News - November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation grants $25,000 to local nonprofit agencies.

Neil Kennedy Opens Detox Clinic at St. E’s Youngstown as the result of a partnership between Neil Kennedy and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley.

National Philanthropy Day honors generosity, including the work of the Youngstown Foundation.
YMCA set for $3 million renovation because of community support and a grant from the Ariel Foundation.
Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County rebrands as Knox County Foundation.
Athens County resident youngest recipient of Child of Appalachia Award from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
Cleveland Museum of Art taking notable leap of faith with “Creative Fusion: Composers Series” with support from the Cleveland Foundation.
Nord Family Foundation's director announces retirement.

Akron Civic Theatre plans restoration, expansion project with grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and GAR Foundation.
New grants for Agraria from the Dayton Foundation and the Greater Dayton Conservation Fund —  Kids get the dirt on soil education.
Latest Gund Foundation grants include support for the Fund for Our Economic Future, Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland.
Erie Community Foundation: giving you the business.
City, neighborhood groups unveil new walking trail at Jackson Park thanks to grant from the Youngstown Foundation.
AEP gift builds FAO Pillars of Prosperity.
Richland School of Academic Arts students re-enact life in early Ohio forts thanks to the grant from the Harry and Lois McCullough Fund through the Richland County Foundation.

Philanthropy event celebrates giving spirit, sponsors included ProMedica Foundation, the University of Toledo, The Andersons Inc., Ohio Living Foundation, and Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Healthy Soles: MVMS laced with positivity with a program run through the Knox County Foundation.
$15,000 grant an early Christmas present for Pathway Inclusion from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, funded by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Akron incubator hopes to cultivate food entrepreneurship supported by the eBay Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, GAR Foundation and the Akron Community Foundation.

Distinguished Clown Corps boosts spirits at Holiday Parade lead by Keith Burwell, Bob Savage, Joe Napoli and Mike Hart.
The Andersons Inc. executives say giving back to community is part of their duty.
MetroHealth receives $1-million Bank of America grant for campus transformation.
BAYarts develops new financial relationship with the Cleveland Foundation; playhouse work continues.

Food Pantry Network of Licking County sets up endowment with the Licking County Foundation.
United Way of Central Ohio hires Business First advertising director to lead fundraising.
Palm Elementary School receives grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.
Elevate Akron initiative, community programs receive boost from GAR Foundation.
Akron leader aims to spread civility and kindness through new Akron Community Foundation fund.
Lorain County organizations work toward ending senior hunger, including Neighborhood Alliance of Oberlin, Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, United Way of Greater Lorain County and Oberlin Community Services. 

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Recapping a great Philanthropy Forward conference
The feeling of excitement permeated the air – an energy that Philanthropy Forward generated among attendees, presenters and staff during three days in October when the state’s philanthropy practitioners – from private foundations to corporate funders to United Way and community foundation staff – convened in Columbus to network, learn and exchange ideas. Read more. 


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