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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  Featured Success Stories

2016-17 Annual Report Available

You can read a year's worth of success stories as grant recipients are highlighted in the Dater Foundation's annual report. The publication also contains other information about the Foundation and its grantmaking. (8/17/2018)
Other Success Stories:

An Inner City Youth Success Story

Congratulations to Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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  Foundation News

Dater Foundation Awards Eight Grants in December

The Dater Foundation awarded eight grants totaling $222,000 in December, including a $50,000 award to the Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to support the Homework Helpers program at public libraries.
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