Annual Report now online … check out our new web site section featuring the Dater Foundation's latest annual report for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  The online section features more information about grant recipients and the programs and projects that were funded, and photos and success stories are often included.  Click on "Annual Report" on the home page menu.  Share with others … tell them to go to

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 $50 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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Featured Success Stories
Foundation Awards College Scholarships to Dater High Graduates.

Five graduating seniors at Gilbert A. Dater High School in Western Hills are the 2019 recipients of college scholarships provided by the Foundation.


Other Success Stories:

A Wonderful Success Story

An Inner City Youth Success Story

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Foundation News

Foundation makes 147 grants totaling $3.9 million in fiscal year 2018-19.

The Dater Foundation concluded its 2018-19 fiscal year in August having made 147 grants totaling $3,909,446.  Over $50 million in grants have been made to more than 400 nonprofit organizations in the Foundation’s 34 years of existence.  Grantmaking has increased significantly in the last two years as a result of a contribution from a trust set up by Charles Dater.  The Foundation’s assets total more than $100 million.

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