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Dater Foundation Awards Eight Grants in December
Cincinnati, Ohio, January 14, 2019 – The Charles H. 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.
The program provides free after-school help to students in kindergarten through Grade 8 at about 20 branch locations. Homework Helpers, many of whom are retired teachers, assist students with homework assignments and provide skills building assistance on any subject. In addition, homework help and skill building is available seven days a week at the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati.
Grants made in December:
Cancer Support Community, $20,000. The Children’s Cancer Support Program helps young people and their families confront the impact of cancer by encouraging them to share their feelings and experiences with others as they deal with the change that a cancer diagnosis brings in their lives.
Cincinnati Opera Association, $25,000. Opera Connect is a series of arts education programs that is projected to reach 5,000 K-12 students and includes free programs like Opera Express and a community open dress rehearsal.
Freestore Foodbank, $50,000. The Power Pack Childhood Hunger Prevention Program distributes 200,000 carry-home meals for children in low-income families to ensure they will have food over weekends and during holidays when school meals are not available.
The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, $50,000. The Homework Helpers program provides free help to K-8 students at 20 library locations where the need is greatest for homework asssistance and skill-building coaching.
Ohio River Foundation, $20,000. River Explorers and the Mussels in the Classroom are hands-on programs that introduce more than 5,000 schoolchildren to the benefits of environmental stewardship.
Sos Art Inc., $25,000. A hardbound book of poems and drawings on peace and justice by young local artists will promote their work and share important messages through the distribution of copies to local public, university and school libraries.
Special Olympics Ohio Hamilton County, $20,000. Sports training and competition allow developmentally challenged children to enjoy the fun of learning a sport, perfecting their skills and competing with and against peers.
University of Cincinnati Foundation - Impact House, $12,000. Low-income, first generation college students residing in the house are provided with tutoring and academic coaching from upperclassmen for courses that have high failure or withdrawal rates.
The Dater Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out programs that benefit young people and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs. Information about the grantmaking process and guidelines and links to an online grant application website are available at www.DaterFoundation.org.
The private foundation was established by fourth-generation Cincinnatian, businessman and philanthropist Charles Dater (1912-1993) to ensure that his resources would continue to fund worthwhile community programs after his death. The foundation has made more than 3,000 grants totaling over $48 million since its inception in 1985.
For additional information regarding this news release, contact Roger Ruhl (513/598-1141).
The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc. is located at 602 Main Street, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH 45202.