Charles H. Dater Foundation

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 3,000 grants totaling more than $47 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.  Next meeting: Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

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A Wonderful Success Story

A wonderful article about an amazing young woman appeared in The Cincinnati Enquirer on March 14.  Her mother refers to "the village" of supporters she has had.  Three of them are organizations to which the Dater Foundation has made regular grants -- Chatfield College, Elementz, and the Music Resource Center. 
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An Inner City Youth Success Story

2016-17 Annual Report Available

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Dater Foundation Awards Seven Grants in January

The Dater Foundation awarded seven grants totaling $160,000 in December, including a $20,000 award to the Cincinnati Boychoir to increase financial aid to boys from underserved neighborhoods.

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