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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Book Buddies at Our Daily Bread

Meet Molly Tannehill, who graduated from NKU in May 2018 and works as a substitute teacher. One afternoon each week, Molly serves as a Book Buddy at Our Daily Bread’s Kids Club in Over the Rhine.


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Dater Foundation Awards 17 Grants in October

The Dater Foundation awarded 17 grants totaling $487,500 in October, including a $115,000 award to the Economics Center for Education and Research at the University of Cincinnati for a high school financial literacy initiative.

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