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 2,800 grants totaling more than $43 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.

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Foundation Awards College Scholarships to Dater High Graduates.

Five graduating seniors at Gilbert Dater High School in Western Hills are the 2017 recipients of college scholarships provided by the Foundation.  The Foundation has made a $50,000 grant annually since 2004 in providing scholarships to graduating Dater High seniors. (5/11/2017)
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Foundation Awards 13 Grants in August, $1.9 Million for 2016-17 Grant Year

The Dater Foundation awarded 13 grants totaling $170,000 in August, concluding its 2016-17 fiscal year having made 125 grants totaling $1,960,746.  Over $43 million in grants have been made to more than 400 non-profit organizations in the Foundation’s 32 years of existence.  August grants included a $15,000 award to the Kennedy Heights Art Center for its Teen Artists for Change program.
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