Dater Foundation Awards Six Grants in November

Published Date: December 14, 2015

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Cincinnati, Ohio, December 14, 2015 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded six grants totaling $69,500 in November, including a $12,000 grant to Linton Music to continue its popular Peanut Butter & Jam sessions that introduce children age two to six to classical music.

PB&J sessions are unique in format, encouraging children to become involved in the music-making experience through dance, song and games as parents and grandparents share in a delightful family experience.

Grants made in November:

Boy Scouts of America Council 438 Dan Beard, $10,000.  An expansion of the Special Needs and Abilities Awareness Scouting program will increase opportunities for physically and mentally handicapped individuals to participate in and benefit from scouting.      .

Childhood Food Solutions, $15,000.  The winter break phase of CFS’s year-round supplementary food support for food-insecure elementary school students in low income urban areas of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Boychoir, $10,000.  Boychoir members will expand their outreach to boys in underserved neighborhoods from a school-based program to one that encompasses the broader community and builds deeper relationships.

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, $12,500. Education outreach featuring free concerts for young people designed to introduce and showcase classical music, assist educators in teaching core concepts in the arts and humanities, and offer impactful ways to inject music into cross-cultural lesson plans.

Linton Music, $12,000.  Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, a series of nearly 40 Saturday morning concerts presenting chamber music for pre-schoolers and their parents at locations throughout the region and including free concerts in inner-city neighborhoods.

Salvation Army, $10,000.  The Learning Center provides comprehensive after-school and summer programming that includes informal education, music, sports and conflict resolution for young people in Price Hill and adjacent communities.

The Dater Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out programs that benefit children 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 2,500 grants totaling over $40 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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