The Charles H. Dater Foundation was founded in 1985 and makes grants
to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out
projects that benefit children and focus in the areas of arts/culture,
education, healthcare, social services and other community needs. The
Foundation does not operate programs, but makes grants to private,
non-profit organizations and public agencies for their programs and
projects. The Foundation has made over 2,200 grants totaling more than $35 million. A user-friendly grant application process encourages a wide range of organizations to apply for funding.
Established to ensure that funding for worthwhile community programs
would continue after his death, the Foundation preserves the memory and
philanthropic commitment of Charles H. Dater (1912-1993) and his
ancestors, whose hard work and business acumen over four generations
provided them with the opportunity to share their success with their
community. The Foundation has no full time staff and is guided by an
active Board of Directors.