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 $1,775,000.

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
ArtWorks, $30,000
Bethany House, $50,000 
Camp Joy, $30,000 
Cancer Family Care, $25,000
CISE, $60,000 
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
iSpace, $25,000 
Karen Carns Foundation, $25,000 
Kennedy Heights Arts Center, $25,000 
Library Foundation of Cincinnati & Hamilton Country, $75,000 
Lifecenter, $20,000 
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 
WordPlay, $20,000 
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

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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