Cincinnati, Ohio, September 5, 2019 – The Charles H. 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.
Major support continued for organizations that have received grants in excess of $1 million over the years – Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation (scholarships to Gilbert A. Dater High School graduates), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (cancer research), Cincinnati Public Radio (programming on WGUC and WVXU), Taft Museum of Art (youth education), Greater Cincinnati Foundation (Learning Links and Summertime Kids mini-grant programs), Children’s Theatre (school performances) and the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education (after-school academic and sports program).
Promoting its grant recipients and the work that they do remained a priority for the Foundation. Foundation grants to Cincinnati Public Radio (WGUC & WVXU) and CET (WCET-TV) provided the opportunity to use broadcast announcements to salute grant recipients, thereby helping them increase their visibility and attract additional support. The Foundation’s web site featured success stories and photos of grant recipients, helping to further spread the word about these nonprofit organizations. News releases announcing new grants were posted regularly. As in past years, an annual report with highlighting the accomplishments and good work of grant recipients will be prepared in 2020 when program results are available, and it will be circulated widely in the community and on the Foundation’s web site.