Dater Foundation Awards Eight Grants in October

Published Date: November 11, 2015

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Cincinnati, Ohio, November 11, 2015 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded eight grants totaling $131,500 in October, including a $40,000 grant to the Taft Museum of Art for expanded educational programming for children and families.  Third Sunday Fundays will more than double in number and increase from five to 11 annually.  A new program is being introduced to serve homeschooled children.  Other popular programs will continue.

Grants made in October:

Bethany House Services, $15,000.  Nutrition, Health and Safety education is a part of One Child at a Time: Ending the Cycle of Multigenerational Homelessness.  Mothers and children learn to combat chronic illness and disease through the prevention of injury and unhealthy lifestyles.

Cancer Support Community (formerly Wellness Community), $10,000.  The Children’s Cancer Support Program helps young people and their families confront the impact of cancer by encouraging them to share their feelings and experiences with others as they deal with the change that a cancer diagnosis brings in their lives.

Fernside – A Center for Grieving Children, $10,000.  Support programs for young people grieving the death of a family member or close friend include Camp Erin, a four-day, three-night camp experience for children ages 7-12; an annual teen weekend retreat; and an adult retreat for parents and caregivers helping their children cope.

Foundation Center, $1,500.  Support of programs and resources to promote public understanding of philanthropy and assistance to grant seekers and grant makers.

Inner City Youth Opportunities, $30,000. Struggling Student to Successful Students is a free intensive after-school academic intervention and youth development program to help 60 inner-city children in kindergarten through Grade 6 develop life and social skills and improve their academic abilities.

Our Daily Bread, $10,000.  Kids Club is a three-days-week afternoon program providing a well-balanced meal, homework assistance, arts and crafts, games, outings and other fun activities for inner-city children ages 3-12.

ProKids, $15,000.  CASA University is a year-round recruitment, screening and training program for volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children involved in child protection situations.

Taft Museum of Art, $40,000.  Educational programs for children and families, including school tours, Artists Reaching Classrooms, Third Sunday Funday, a Girl Scout program, and Summer Art Day Camp.  Activities impact more than 5,000 children and many programs take place in the Taft’s Dater Education Room.

The Dater Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out programs that benefit children 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 2,500 grants totaling over $40 million since its inception in 1985.


For additional information regarding this news release, contact Roger Ruhl (513/598-1141).
The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc. is located at 602 Main Street, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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