Dater Foundation Awards Six New Grants and 45 renewal grants in July

Published Date: August 15, 2023

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Cincinnati, Ohio, August 18, 2023 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded six new grants in July totaling $525,000, including contributions to major campaigns being conducted by Children’s Theatre, ProKids and Santa Maria Community Services, three organizations with whom the foundation has a long history of support.  

The Foundation also made 45 renewal grants totaling $1,340,000 to organizations for programs that were funded in 2021-22.

Grants made in July:

Children’s Theatre, $250,000.  The Children’s Theatre will purchase and renovate the historic Emery Theatre in Over The Rhone, providing the organization with expanded programming opportunities for young people and additional revenue-generation sources while preserving a Cincinnati landmark.

Best Point Education & Behavioral Health – CATS program, $25,000.  Best Point assumed the CATS (Cincinnati Arts and Technology) program from Cincinnati Public Schools and is leveraging it to create more pathways for at risk high schoolers that increase their chances of graduation, employability and/or post-secondary education.

Best Point Education & Behavioral Health – Nutrition program, $25,000.  The Culinary Education and Nutrition program empowers at-risk students by equipping them with skills for success in the field of culinary arts while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

MindPeace, $25,000.  School-based stakeholder-selected partnerships are key to helping schools identify the mental health needs of their students and assisting in the selection of community partners to provide quality, affordable and accessible in-school therapy services. 

ProKids, $100,000.  A $28 million campaign features three pillars: the build out of expanded office and programming space in a new and more convenient downtown location, the creation of a sustainability fund, and a significant expansion of the volunteer CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program which the foundation has supported with annual grants since 2007.  

Santa Maria Community Services, $100,000.  A $13 million campaign will enable the replacement of outdated facilities scattered throughout the neighborhood with a single, new facility that will allow for expanded youth-oriented programming, partner organization services, and administrative offices.

In addition to the above grants, the Foundation made 45 renewal grants totaling $1,340,000 to organizations for programs that had been funded in 2021-22:

American National Red Cross, $20,000
Art Academy of Cincinnati, $25,000
Artworks, $30,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, $35,000
Camp Joy Foundation, $30,000
Cancer Family Care, $25,000
Churches Active in Northside (CAIN), $20,000
Cincinnati Landmark Productions (Madcap), $25,000
Cincinnati Nature Center, $25,000
Cincinnati Observatory Center, $20,000
Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, $50,000
Cincinnati Works, $30,000
City Gospel Mission, $30,000
Civic Garden Center, $25,000
Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, $25,000
Community Meal Center, $20,000
Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council, $35,000
DePaul Cristo Rey High School, $35,000
Down Syndrome Association, $20,000
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, $50,000
Envision Children, $25,000
Every Child Succeeds, $25,000
First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, $25,000
Found House Interfaith Housing Hospitality, $30,000
Gateway Community College Foundation, $20,000
Grant Us Hope, $30,000
Hamilton County Parks Foundation (Great Parks), $25,000
Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center, $25,000
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, $30,000
Ken Anderson Alliance, $25,000
Kennedy Heights Arts Center, $30,000
LaSoupe, $50,000
Last Mile Food Rescue, $75,000
Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, $75,000
Madisonville Education & Assistance Center, $20,000
Matthew 25 Ministries, $35,000
Northern Kentucky Community Action Coalition, $25,000
Parachute Special Advocates Butler County, $35,000
Peaslee Neighborhood Center, $20,000
Prevention First (Coalition for a Drug Free Cincinnati), $20,000
Urban League of Southwestern Ohio, $25,000
WAVE Foundation, $25,000
Women Helping Women, $25,000
WordPlay, $20,000
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, $25,000                

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