Ohio Philanthropy News - October 2, 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020

Springfield Foundation formalizes commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Clermont College’s paralegal program will offer a series of free virtual legal clinics supported by a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
The Michael Kusalaba Fund, under the umbrella of The Youngstown Foundation, awarded the English Center of Youngstown a $60K grant to support its mission of offering free English Language classes to adult, non-native speakers in the Mahoning Valley.
The Clinton County Foundation is presenting three free seminars through Zoom this fall with a series called “Outside the Box: Fundraising on Social Media.”
The Orr Park Gateway project was awarded a $100K grant from the Carl E. Congdon Jr. and Susanna Congdon McIntyre Memorial Fund through the Wayne County Community Foundation.
Downtown Chillicothe and First Capital Enterprises received a grant from the Landrum Endowment Fund through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio that allowed them to purchase portable wheelchair ramps.
United Way of Licking County kicked off a unique campaign during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coshocton Foundation awarded funding to local organizations.
Local Lorain residents donated over $140K to nonprofit organizations through Connect to a Cause hosted by the Community Foundation of Lorain County.
The Ross Family Scholarship was established at the Scioto Foundation.
The Greater Toledo Community Foundation started their COVID-19 relief fund in March and has since granted out more than $509K.
The Mercy Health Foundation presented the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation with a donation of $2K.

Richland County Foundation donors continue to invest in the community for future prosperity.
Licking County Foundation donor profile: Friends of Sullivan champion renovation of Newark landmark.
Lorain City Council accepted a $65K grant from The Nord Family Foundation for the creation of the Lorain Municipal Recovery Court.
Working with the Clinton County Foundation, the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce will distribute 5,000 cloth masks to community members and businesses throughout the county.
Worthington Industries donated $20M from the proceeds of its Nikola investment to the Worthington Industries Foundation to establish a charitable endowment in its name at the Columbus Foundation.
A new Butler County teen center opens as a remote learning option with support from Oxford Rotary Club, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital/TriHealth, Oxford Community Foundation and Butler Rural Electric Cooperative.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Racial Justice Fund announced $1M in grants to area nonprofits.

Ohio Legal Help is funded by the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio State Bar Foundation and The George Gund Foundation.
Great Parks of Hamilton County is bringing nature to the classroom through virtual programming funded in part by grants from The Andrew Jergens Foundation, the John. A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust and PNC Charitable Trust.
The shelter Refuge of Hope purchased a security camera that contains a body thermometer with a grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation.
The Resilience Fund, comprised of the Athens County Foundation, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Rural Action, Sugarbush Valley Impact Investments, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and individual donors, supports regional organizations in the struggle to survive the pandemic challenges.
Ioby, a nonprofit that helps support neighborhood-led projects, launched in Cincinnati with support from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.
Sandusky teachers receive grants from the Erie County Community Foundation.
Shelby County United Way and the Community Foundation of Shelby County respond during COVID. 

Community Foundation for Crawford County welcomes Hannah Jacobs as a new board member.
Defiance Moose Family Center 2094 gifted $10K to the Defiance Area Foundation to support projects throughout Defiance County.
Jenita McGowan was appointed to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board Of Trustees.
The Cleveland Foundation approved $27.5M in third quarter grants.
The Lakewood City School District was awarded a $32K grant from the Healthy Lakewood Foundation.
Second Harvest Food Bank received a $75K grant from Community West Foundation.

Alliance Pantry is making food deliveries for those in need with support from the United Way of Summit County.
United Way of Summit & Medina study shows that roughly one third of residents are teetering on the brink of desperation.
Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation completes grant cycle with over $120K in funding.

 Memorial Health Foundation awarded Washington State Community College $100K.
Summit County Council passed a resolution authorizing the county executive to execute a $6.5M grant agreement with the Akron Community Foundation to establish the Summit County COVID-19 Non-Profit Emergency Relief Grant Program.
Stark Community Foundation announced the promotion of Amy B. Krebs to vice president of grants and community initiatives.
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation approved grants totaling $210K to local entities.
Aetna Better Health of Ohio announced $300K in donations to three Ohio nonprofit organizations.
Throughout the pandemic, Columbia Gas, through NiSource Charitable Foundation, donated approximately $750K to food banks and other non-profits serving both Muskingum County and the greater Southeastern Ohio region.

The Upper Arlington Community Foundation received an unrestricted bequest from the late Susan Knell of more than $1.2M – the largest in the organization’s history. 

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