Dater Foundation Awards 11 Grants in July

Published Date: August 25, 2016

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Cincinnati, Ohio, August 16, 2016 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded 11 grants totaling $175,000 in June, including a $20,000 grant to Magnified Giving for a program that teaches high school students to be philanthropists.

Founded in 2008, Magnified Giving’s student philanthropy program educates, inspires and engages students in philanthropy by introducing them to a program that involves citizenship, civic engagement, community service, capacity building, and making financial funding decisions.  

Students research nonprofit agencies and at the end of the school year award a $1,500 grant to the agency that best represents their desired impact.  The grants are “magnified” beyond the student education process by enabling local nonprofit agencies to serve their clients.  The program is in over 60 high schools in Greater Cincinnati, and an average of 50 students at each school are involved.

Grants made in July:

Breakthrough Cincinnati, $20,000.  A six-week summer academic program in which 100 select inner-city middle school students are taught by 32 high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in education. The year-round program features intensive one-on-one attention.  There is no charge to students accepted into the program.

Cincinnati Art Museum, $20,000.  Family Learning at the Museum, including Art in the Making, Baby Tours, Family First Saturday, Summer Camp, Teen Volunteers, Young Artist Open Studio, and Wee Wednesday outreach to young people throughout the community.

Community Meal Center, $10,000.  Food and supplies to provide hot, homemade meals every Friday evening to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Butler County and Hamilton County in a safe, inviting environment.

Crayons to Computers, $20,000.  The Mobile Outreach Program expands Crayons outreach and serves teachers who face geographic, time and access barriers to participate in the free school supplies program.  

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, $15,000.  The college counseling program helps students and their families prepare for college, and the graduate support program follows DPCR graduates throughout their college careers and continues to provide support.

Down Syndrome Association, $15,000.  Support to new families is a part of the Early Matters program which helps families assemble the building blocks necessary at every step of development as they construct a fulfilling life for their child.  

Hamilton County Parks Foundation, $10,000.  Art in Root is a multi-component art event to be held in 2017-18 to strengthen the connection of community members to nature through art. The program will involve partnering with 20 local junior and senior high schools and the participation of 2,000 students. 

Magnified Giving, $20,000.  High school students at over 50 area schools to learn the importance, benefits and process of philanthropy by evaluating and making grants to non-profit organizations. 

Mayerson Academy, $20,000.  A summer practicum for teachers includes one-on-one tutoring to help dyslexic children in grades K-3 with reading, writing and spelling. Teachers take their new knowledge back to their classroom, benefiting their students throughout the school year.

Middletown Symphony Orchestra, $5,000.  Some 250 young people participate in the youth symphony concert series, enhancing their creativity, confidence and musical talents while providing entertainment for their community. The program includes several free performances.

School House Symphony, $20,000.  Teaching Tomorrow’s Audience Today brings over 250 live musical performances by members of a six-person ensemble to schools throughout Greater Cincinnati. Fees are kept low through contributions and grants, and part of the Dater grant will fund programs at underserved inner-city schools.

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 2,700 grants totaling over $41 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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