Dater Foundation Awards 74 Grants in June
Published Date: July 1, 2022
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Cincinnati, Ohio, July 1, 2022 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded 10 grants totaling $330,000 in response to grant applications in June and also made 64 renewal grants totaling $1,750,000.
A first-time grant of $25,000 was made to Grant Us Hope, which seeks to reduce suicide, destigmatize mental illness and provide mental health support for youth in crisis. Some 79 schools with 52,000 students in Greater Cincinnati participate in the free program.
Grants applications received and grants awarded in June:
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati, $25,000. The Graduate education program provides 2,400 underserved young people in Cincinnati’s poorest neighborhoods with tutoring, high-level activities and life skills to prepare them for trade school, military enlistment, community college or a four-year college/university.
Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, $25,000. Early Childhood and Youth Services Music Program, including the Annual Music Recital and partial support of two music specialists.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, $50,000 (first of five $50,000 grants 2022-2026). The Hematology/Oncology Research Department’s Translational Core Laboratory is actively involved in moving cell and gene therapies into clinical trials. The Foundation has made annual grants of $50,000 in this area since 2000.
Grant Us Hope, $25,000. Hope Squad is a highly effective peer-to-peer youth suicide prevention program that equips young people with the skills they need to identify classmates who might be struggling, empathetically communicate with them, and connect them to trusted adults who can get them the help they need before it is too late.
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, $20,000. Violence prevention and intervention services, including a safe room and a full-time master’s-level therapist, are provided free of charge to students ages 11 to 18 at Riverview East Academy. In addition to individual and group counseling sessions, a school-wide awareness program is a part of the program.
Last Mile Food Rescue, $75,000. Last Mile uses an extensive network of volunteers and innovative technology to deliver unused or unwanted food to organizations that serve people who are hungry and in need. Some 1.6 million pounds of food provided 1.4 million meals in 2021 at a cost of 23 cents per meal to the organization.
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, $25,000. The Lincoln Grant Scholar House program provides affordable housing and educational support counsel and services to single student parents while also addressing the childcare and early education needs their children.
President Drive Church of Christ (Faith Alliance Coalition), $15,000. After successfully pivoting to a drive-thru event to accommodate Covid-19 restrictions, the Coalition anticipates once again conducting its Day of Hope in 2021 in a safe manner. Backpacks as well school and hygiene supplies and information about community resources will be distributed.
St. Vincent de Paul Council of Northern Kentucky, $30,000. Preventing Housing Poverty for NKY Children is dedicated to keeping children in their homes and their utilities connected. Vincentian volunteers make home visits to assess families’ needs.
Taft Museum of Art, $40,000. A $500,000 grant to the Taft’s major renovation and expansion capital campaign in 2001 supported the creation of the Dater Education Room. A previous grant of $120,000 and this $40,000 grant provide for major enhancements to the room that will add impact to the Museum’s robust youth education program, which is also supported by a Dater grant.
Renewal Grants made in June:
Adopt A Class, $35,000
American Diabetes, $20,000
American National Red Cross, $20,000
Art Academy of Cincinnati, $25,000
Bethany House, $50,000
Camp Joy, $30,000
Cancer Family Care, $25,000
Chatfield College, $30,000
Childhood Food Solutions, $35,000
Children’s Home, $25,000,
Children’s Home, $25,000,
Cincinnati Boychoir, $25,000
Cincinnati Landmark Productions (Madcap), $25,000
Cincinnati Nature Center, $25,000
Cincinnati Opera, $25,000
Cincinnati Public Radio, $75,000 – Democracy and Me
Cincinnati Public Radio, $75,000 – Classics for Kids
Cincinnati Public Radio, $25,000
Cincinnati Works, $25,000
City Gospel Mission, $30,000
Civic Garden Center, $25,000
Community Meal Center, $20,000
Contemporary Arts Center, $30,000
Council on Child Abuse, $20,000
Crayons to Computers, $30,000
DePaul Cristo Rey, $35,000
Down Syndrome, $20,000
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, $30,000
Economics Center, $25,000
Ensemble Theatre, $50,000
Every Child Succeeds, $25,000
Family Nurturing Center, $25,000
First Tee, $20,000
Found House Interfaith Housing, $30,000
Gateway Community College Foundation, $20,000
Hearing Speech & Deaf Center, $25,000
Karen Carns Foundation, $25,000
Kennedy Heights Arts Center, $25,000
Library Foundation of Cincinnati & Hamilton Country, $50,000
Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, $30,000
Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati, $30,000
Matthew 25 Ministries, $25,000
Notre Dame Urban Education Center, $25,000
Our Daily Bread, $25,000
Prevention First, $20,000
Ronald McDonald House, $15,000
St. Francis Seraph Ministries, $20,000
St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati, $30,000
Salvation Army, $15,000
School House Symphony, $30,000
Urban Health Project, $20,000
WAVE Foundation, $25,000
Women Helping Women, $25,000
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, $25,000
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, $30,000
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 3,400 grants totaling over $66 million since its inception in 1985.
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