The Dater Foundation has committed over $600,000 in funding to nonprofit organizations involved in COVID-19 relief efforts … a $250,000 grant to the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and special grants of $25,000 to current Dater grantees who work in high priority areas.  For more information about the GCF Response Fund, go to  The fund is focused on shelter/homelessness, food insecurity, child care, and senior services.

The Charles H. Dater Foundation was founded in 1985 and makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out projects that benefit young people and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.  The Foundation does not operate programs, but makes grants to private, non-profit organizations and public agencies for their programs and projects.  

The Foundation has made over 3,200 grants totaling more than $54 million.  Established to ensure that funding for worthwhile community programs would continue after his death, the Foundation preserves the memory and philanthropic commitment of Charles H. Dater (1912-1993) and his ancestors, whose hard work and business acumen over four generations provided them with the opportunity to share their success with their community. The Foundation has no full time staff and is guided by an active Board of Directors which meets monthly. 

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Winners Announced in Taft Museum’s Artists Reaching Classrooms Program

This year's winners have been announced in the Taft Museum of Art's Artists Reaching Classrooms program (ARC), which immerses high school art students in Cincinnati's visual arts community and exposes them to careers in the arts.


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Dater Foundation to Receive Governor's Award for the Arts

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Dater Foundation Awards 12 Grants in April

The Dater Foundation awarded 12 grants totaling $320,000 in April, including special grants of $25,000 to current Dater grantees Bloc Ministries, Santa Maria Community Services and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank who provide services that are in high demand as a result of the impact of the Coronavirus.

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