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 3,700 grants totaling more than $75 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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U.C. Foundation Recognizes Dater Foundation Milestone

The Dater Foundation recently marked a philanthropic milestone with the University of Cincinnati. Since 1990, the foundation has given more than $1 million to university programs impacting children and youth.



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Dater Foundation Awards Seven Grants in May

The Dater Foundation awarded seven grants in May totaling $255,000, including a $25,000 award to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Med Mentors program.


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