The Dater Foundation office is now located at 700 Walnut Street, Suite 301 in downtown Cincinnati.  Telephone and Fax numbers remain the same.


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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Foundation makes 166 grants totaling $4.9 million in fiscal year 2019-20


The Dater Foundation awarded four grants totaling $65,000 in August, concluding its 2019-20 fiscal year having made 166 grants totaling $4.9 million.  Annual support included more than $750,000 in special grants for Covid-19 relief efforts. 

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Telephone: 513-241-2658   Fax: 513-241-2731

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