Dater Foundation Awards Five Grants in November

Published Date: December 11, 2020

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Cincinnati, Ohio, December 11, 2020 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded five grants totaling $180,000 in November, including a $60,000 grant to the Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund for its After-School Sports and Study Program

The program is administered by the Friar’s Club, whose staff members arrive at the conclusion of the school day with healthy snacks for the students.  The students have homework and study time before participating in various sports programs, which include basketball, volleyball, and FCCincinnati soccer clinics.  Fifteen volunteers coach the children in sports as well as providing mentoring and modeling leadership.  This after-school program focuses on skill development with emphasis on respect, responsibility, good sportsmanship, and leadership.

Grants made in November:

CET – Public Media Connect, $60,000.  Quality, trustworthy and entertaining educational programming is the hallmark of CET’s outreach to children of all backgrounds.  This happens 70 hours a week on flagship station WCET, 24/7 on a dedicated Kids Channel, and through Internet streaming and other features on the station’s web site.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $25,000.  CSO’s core educational and community engagement programs program, typically provide low-cost or free comprehensive, standards-based learning to nearly 20,000 students at Young People’s Concerts at Music Hall, through visits by musicians to classrooms and community centers, and at educator and career workshops.  Programming is being adjusted to accommodate Covid-19 restrictions. 

Catholic Inner City Youth Education Fund (CISE), $60,000.  The After School Study and Sports Program in conjunction with the Friar’s Club annually serves over 350 youngsters in kindergarten through the Grade 8 at five CISE inner-city schools.  Students learn respect, responsibility, good sportsmanship and leadership through their participation in sports activities.  As dictated by Covid-19 restrictions, alternate virtual programming is being used to encourage youngsters to stay active.  And any unused portion of the grant will be applied to CISE general operating expenses/.

Comprehensive Community Child Care, $20,000.  The Advancing to High Quality program will provide training and coaching to networks of childcare providers, who must be quality rated “high quality” (three, four or five stars) by a 2025 deadline in order to serve families who pay through state assistance.  Nearly 1,000 were helped to reach a minimum rating by last year’s deadline.

Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, $15,000.  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.

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 3,200 grants totaling over $54 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.  Effective July 1, 2020, the address will be 700 Race Street, Suite 301, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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