Ohio Philanthropy News - October 30, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University will continue to work together on two new technology research hubs through the pair's Internet of Things Collaborative thanks to a $3.1M, two-year grant from The Cleveland Foundation.
 
The Ohio State Bar Foundation honored R. Jeffrey Pollock with the 2020 Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service.
 
The Scioto Foundation awarded nine grants totaling $81K to local nonprofit organizations serving community needs in areas of art and culture, civic benefit, education, economic development and healthcare.
 
The Oxford Community Foundation paid for half the cost of a drive-thru circus in place of the community Halloween parade.
 
JPMorgan Chase announced a $7M investment into education and career development in Columbus.

Fairless Local Schools received a $30K grant from the Ohio Department of Education from The Ohio Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely & Transforming Schools fund.
 
The Morgan Community Fund and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio combined resources this week to help local non-profit and public organizations in Morgan County extend a helping hand to people affected by COVID-19.
 
With the aid of a $1M grant from The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, Lift Up Vikes! opened a food pantry and resource center in its student center, quadrupling its capacity.
 
A memorial fund was established in Diane Wilkinson’s name through the Richland County Foundation.
 
The Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely & Transforming Schools fund awarded Northeastern Ohio Educational Service Center $62K for programs.

The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, the Ottawa County Community Foundation and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced that the “Regional Incubator for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship,” or RISE, a program for small-business innovation grants, would be expanding to Ottawa County.
 
Nonprofits were recognized during a virtual award ceremony put on by the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, The Blade, The Center for Nonprofit Resources, The Andersons, Buckeye Broadband and WTVG-13abc.
 
The Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely & Transforming Schools fund focuses on learning needs across the state.
 
Kettering Foundation president David Mathews shared with USA Today how Americans can learn once again to solve our nation's problems together.
 
WCPO 9, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Newsy and Procter & Gamble partnered together to create a documentary that shines a light on the social injustices and the resiliency of the human spirit during this time.
 
Meridian HealthCare received a $50K grant from The Youngstown Foundation.

The Dayton Foundation, The Springfield Foundation and The Dayton Power and Light Foundation focus on social justice and COVID-19 relief.
 
Marietta Community Foundation gave grants totaling $128.5K to local organizations.
 
Wellington, Black River, New London, Mapleton and Northwestern schools will team up to use $124K from The Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely & Transforming Schools fund in a coordinated response to provide more support to rural elementary students learning remotely.
 
The Jenco Foundation, an endowment of Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, named the Jenco Awardees.
 
Despite 'unprecedented' challenges, Bryan Area Foundation assets have grown to $31M.
 
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Erie County Community Foundation — one of the most charitable organizations in the entire Firelands Region.
 
Efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism within the Edison Local School District are showing promise as officials partner with Harvard University and the Cleveland Browns Foundation through the Get to School, Stay in the Game initiative.
 
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio awarded $235K from the Dayton Legal Heritage Foundation of The Dayton Foundation to provide attorney volunteer services to Dayton-area nonprofit organizations.           
 
Scholarship Central, an extension of the Muskingum County Community Foundation, is hosting three Virtual FAFSA Help Nights.

The Community Foundation of Lorain County, with additional support from the Nordson Corporation Foundation, created a Racial Equity Fund to strengthen relationships between marginalized communities with law enforcement to improve policing policies and procedures and to build community organizations’ capacity to bring about impactful, measurable improvements in racial equity.
 
Clinton County Foundation provided masks and signage to help keep the trick-or-treaters safe at the trunk-or-treat event at Clarksville Community Park.
  
The program “Designing for Social Systems” was brought to the Central Ohio leaders by the Columbus Foundation.
 
Ottawa County Community Foundation sponsored Dyslexia Training for educators.
 
Community West Foundation's homeless Jesus sculpture goes viral.
 
For the 13th straight year, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture received a "clean" audit report from the Ohio Auditor of State.
 
ArtsWave is helping award $3.5M to the local arts community through CARES Act Relief Funds approved by Hamilton County Commissioners.

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees named Brian Treece its new president and CEO.
 
The South Central Power Company Foundation awarded Ohio Hills Health Services a grant to purchase two medical-grade refrigerators to ensure potentially lifesaving vaccinations and medications are readily available for patients.
 
Stark Community Foundation promoted Amy Krebs to vice president of grants and community initiatives. 


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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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