Ohio Philanthropy News - October 23, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio received $1.5M from the Appalachian Regional Commission to grow the capital resources available to social enterprises in Appalachian Ohio and West Virginia.
The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation worked to improve giving in Cleveland when it partnered with others to launch an emergency-loan fund for artists, musicians and others who lost income during the pandemic.
The Cleveland Innovation Project — a collaboration of The Cleveland Foundation, Fund For Our Economic Future, JumpStart and TeamNEO, with input from more than 150 business, civic and institutional leaders — set out to identify the strategic sectors in Northeast Ohio that are primed for long-term development.
The Ohio State Bar Foundation awarded the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association with the 2020 Outstanding Program or Organization Award.

The Oxford Community Foundation approved $37K for fall 2020 grants.
Supporters of the Robinson-Shuba Commemorative Statue announced a grant of $25K from the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.
Richland County Foundation pivots to help in the community.
Wayne County Community Foundation awarded the second round of emergency grants.
Retired Knox County Foundation director Sam Barone was honored by Philanthropy Ohio with the 2020 Ohio Philanthropy Award.

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced that it will grant nearly $1.2M to local organizations to support entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.
Licking County government allocated $500K each to the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Licking County Coalition for Housing and Licking County Foundation.
Uptown Consortium, Inc. received a $25K grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to continue its planning and design efforts.
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is partnering with the African American Community Fund to offer grant support to Black-led nonprofits in Appalachian Ohio.
Thanks to the Rita Barbour Kern Foundation and the Greater Toledo Community Foundation Resilience Fund, the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts launched new streaming apps on Roku and Apple TV.

The Collaborative for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools fund wants to use remote education as a catalyst for re-imaging and re-engineering the delivery of high-quality caring, teaching and learning opportunities for Ohio’s underserved students.
The Columbiana County Education Service Center received a $125K grant through The Collaborative for Educating Remotely & Transforming Schools fund and the Ohio Department of Education.
Duke Energy committed more than $500K in additional community funding to help Greater Cincinnati individuals, families and communities recover, get ahead and thrive in the midst of the global pandemic.
The International Soap Box Derby received $25K in grants from various funds in the Akron Community Foundation.
In its first virtual Super Sunday, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland raised $979K from 900 gifts for its Campaign for Jewish Needs.

United Way of Greater Lorain County adapts to pandemic and promotes the county.

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Philanthropy Ohio and Ohio Department of Education Announce grants from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools
28 projects, totaling just over $3.1 million and benefitting approximately 788,331 students across Ohio.

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