Dater Foundation Awards Four Grants in July, $5.3 million for fiscal year 2021-22

Published Date: September 12, 2022

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Cincinnati, Ohio, August 15, 2022 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded four grants totaling $95,000 in July and finished its 2021-22 fiscal year having made $5.3 million in grants.

One July grant was for $35,000 award to Strategies to End Homelessness for its Central Access Point Helpline for the Homeless.

The CAP Helpline for the Homeless is the centralized emergency shelter intake helpline (513-381-SAFE) that operates 363 days a year. It is the one number anyone experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Hamilton County needs to call to get information about services, check for space in emergency shelters, and other homelessness system programs, and/or be placed in a shelter or homelessness prevention program. 

Trained Intake Specialists determine if the caller needs shelter immediately or if he/she can be referred to services that prevent homelessness. Specialists then make placements directly into shelters and other housing or shelter diversion programs. They place callers directly into 15 different programs and refer callers to other programs in the community if these programs do not address their needs.

Grants made in July:

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.

CISV Cincinnati, $15,000.  Children’s International Summer Villages are international camps that inspire eleven year old boys and girls to imagine a more just and peaceful world.  Each village welcomes delegations from 10-12 countries. Activities focus on developing friendships and peace education aligned with CISV’s education Content areas: human right, diversity, conflict and resolution, and sustainable development.

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 25,000.  he Center provides comprehensive low-vision rehabilitation services for youth ages 3-21 who are living with irreversible vision loss that interferes with school performance or daily living activities.

Strategies to End Homelessness, $35,000.  The Central Access Point Hotline was one of the first centralized emergency shelter access systems in the nation.  (More information is above.)

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 3,400 grants totaling over $66 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 700 Walnut Street, Suite 301, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  

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