Dater Foundation Awards Eight Grants in October

Published Date: December 9, 2022

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Cincinnati, Ohio, December 9, 2022 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded eight grants in October totaling $275,000, including a $35,000 award to Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center for its Community Outreach Program.

The program focuses on taking art making opportunities into the community with an emphasis on outreach to local schools looking to provide a positive outlet for children after school and in the summer.  The joint goal is to provide a safe place to make art and cook, steering participants away from difficult or dangerous situations and giving them a fun, educational experience.  

With the support of the Dater Foundation since 2019, Baker Hunt has increased art interactions from 3,735 in 2019 to 10,931 in 2022.  The goal for 2023 is to be in 12 schools providing more than 13,000 art interactions at a cost of $90,522.

Grants made in October:

Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, $35,000.  Community Outreach Program.  See above.

Beech Acres Parenting Center, $50,000.  Beyond the Classroom provides full, wrap-around mental health support as service providers work with school staff to understand the needs of each student and all school families.  The program will expand to six inner-city schools in the current school year.

Cancer Support Community, $20,000.  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.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $50,000.  CSO’s core educational and community engagement programs provide low-cost or free comprehensive, standards-based learning to about 25,000 students at Young People’s Concerts at Music Hall, through visits by musicians to classrooms and community centers, and at educator and career workshops.  

Elementz, $25,000.  A Creative Futures Initiative features hip hip cultural art forms to expand the organization’s impact on at-risk, inner-city children and teens and encourage creativity, character building, and improvements in self-esteem.  

Santa Maria Community Services, $75,000.  The Dater4Kids program fosters social skills development and service learning activities that teach youth to contribute to the improvement of their neighborhood.  

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, $25,000.  An AmeriCorps volunteer and a teacher’s aide work with students at Corryville Catholic Elementary School, where inner-city almost all graduate and attend college preparatory high schools.

University of Cincinnati Foundation - Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, $20,000.  University of Cincinnati Foundation - Greater Cincinnati Stem Collaborative, $20,000.  Two after-school programs – 3d Printers Club and STEM Bicycle Clubs – meet weekly throughout the school year with the goal of developing and expanding students’ interest in STEM fields. 

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.


Note:  a $25,000 grant made to the Cincinnati Symphony orchestra was revised to $50,000 in December ... this news release was updated 1/6/23.

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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