Dater Foundation Awards 24 Grants in February

Published Date: March 29, 2024

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Cincinnati, Ohio, March 29, 2024 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded 24 grants in February totaling $665,000, including a $40,000 award to Easterseals Redwood for its Youth Construction Pathway program.  This month’s grants raise the Foundation’s all-time grantmaking total above the $75-million plateau.

The Youth Construction Pathway program was created to interest and engage young people living at or below the poverty level toward a career in construction.  It supports at-risk youth in attaining not only their high school diploma or equivalency, but provides credentialed training, practical experience and placement and apprenticeship opportunities in the construction trade – one of the most “in-demand” industries locally. 

Participants gain practical, hands-on work hardening training through the rehabilitation/building of low-income housing. 

Grants made in February:

1N5, $40,000.  The Building Resiliency in Youth program provides mental health screening and education for over 200,000 students at 150 schools and combats the growing mental health epidemic which affects an estimated one in five young people.
American Diabetes Association, $25,000.   Camp Korelitz makes a week at summer camp possible for about 60 young people ages 9-17 who struggle with Type 1 diabetes.

Art Academy of Cincinnati, $25,000.   The Artist & Writer in Residence program provides free quality instruction in the visual and literary arts at 25 schools to over 2,000 students in grades 7-12, 74% of whom are economically disadvantaged.  

Breakthrough Cincinnati, $30,000.   A six-week summer academic program in which 360 select inner-city middle school students are taught by 75 high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in education.  The year-round program features intensive one-on-one mentoring attention.  There is no charge to students accepted into the program.

The Carnegie, $25,000.  Arts Integration programming benefits over 6,000 K-12 students at 18 schools, providing curriculum and instruction in music, visual arts, dancing and drama; professional development for classroom teachers; supplemental lesson plans; and support.
Churches Active in Northside (CAIN), $20,000. The Rainbow Food Pantry provides healthy and nutritious food, personal care items, household cleaning supplies, and other necessities to anyone in need in the area.  Open three times a week, the pantry serves as an oasis in the 45223 food desert and surrounding areas. 

Cincinnati Art Museum, $50,000.   Family Learning at the Museum includes the Rosenthal Education Center, Baby Tours, REC Reads, CAM Kids Day, Summer Camp, the 10x10 Teen Art Expo as well as Art Together, Family Studio, and Create Plus for artmaking at all ages.

Cincinnati Arts Association, $25,000.  In-person SchoolTime performances at the Aronoff Center and the Artists on Tour classroom outreach performances bring the arts to 30,000 youth and supervising adults.

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