Dater Foundation Awards Nine Grants in June

Published Date: July 12, 2018

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Cincinnati, Ohio, July 12, 2018 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded nine grants totaling $200,000 in June, including a $25,000 grant to ArtWorks for its Youth Apprentice Employment program.  

Grants made in June :

ArtWorks, $25,000. The Youth Apprentice program employs about 150 young artists ages 14-21 who work alongside professional artists to produce about 25 arts-related projects around Greater Cincinnati and custom superhero capes for children facing emotional and physical challenges.
Chatfield College, $25,000.  The Learning to Live program is designed to recruit and educate low-income adult students by helping them with additional support in the areas of tutoring, child care, transportation and financial aid, all impediments to finishing their education.

Children’s Home of Cincinnati, $25,000.  A new Child Nutrition and Culinary Services program will bring an emphasis on fresh and nutritious meals for students on the Children’s Home campuses and expand nutrition and health education.  

Contemporary Arts Center, $25,000.  Youth Education programming includes the sixth floor Learning Center and the UnMuseum, a part of the Center that encourages students, teachers and families to enjoy an interactive and hands-on art experience.

Down Syndrome Association, $20,000.  Project Potentail is the combination of programs for young adults as designed to help them as they strive to live fulfilling and productive lives after high school.

Economics Center for Education and Research, $25,000.  The Student Enterprise Program (StEP) provides students with real-world applications of economics principles as they set up their own mini-economy in their classroom, save and invest their “school cash,” and create and sell goods and services at Market Madness.  The Center is part of the University of Cincinnati and focuses on education and research

Inter Parish Ministry, $25,000.  Choice Food Pantries in Newtown, Batavia and Amelia as well as a Mobile Food Pantry provide food support that helps very low-income parents provide food for their families. The program includes nutrition education in cooperation with the Ohio Valley Cooperative Extensive Service.

iSpace, $15,000.  Subsidies for program fees and transportation enable underserved students in the urban core to access extra-curricular space-themed and other STEM programs designed to engage and excite participants.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, $15,000.  The Schooled on Freedom program offers free, grade-level specific tours of the museum for groups of low-income students at marginalized schools.  Lessons on history, government and contemporary social issues are aligned with required state and national curriculum standards.

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 2,900 grants totaling over $46 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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