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Dater Foundation Awards 10 Grants in April

Cincinnati, Ohio, May 11, 2017 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded 10 grants totaling $150,000 in March, including a $10,000 grant to Elder High School for its tech-reach community outreach program.

Summer break at Elder leaves ample time and available facilities for the school’s tech-reach program to offer support to the community for computer learning.  This summer tech-reach will host four unique opportunities for over 125 local youth.  Campers will use computer hardware, software, and other electronic equipment to reduce summer learning loss and/or create presentations and artwork to display for peers, staff, and/or the community.  

Approximately 75 youth ages 9-12 will participate in teacher-led computer learning time as part of Summer Learning Camp held at Seton High School.  Another 35 will enroll in computer camp as part of partnering non-profit programming.  Additionally, 15 Hispanic youth whose parents are attending computer classes will receive computer tutoring themselves.  

Grants made in April:

Art Central Foundation, $10,000.  The Art Workshop Program offers free visual arts classes to Middletown area youth whose families demonstrate need.  More than 200 youth participated last year.  

Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, $50,000.  College scholarships for graduating seniors at Gilbert A. Dater High School in Western Hills. This grant continues annual support that began in 1996 with scholarships to graduating seniors who had attended Dater Junior High and shifted with support to Dater High School with its first graduating class in 2004.  Scholarship awards over the years total more than $1,100,000.

Elder High School, $10,000. Over 100 hundred disadvantaged youngsters will benefit from a free summer computer learning program.  Tech reach staff and student volunteers conduct the program.

Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, $10,000. The library’s summer program will enroll over 20,000 youth participants and promote the enjoyment that comes from reading a good book.  Some 300 teen volunteers help implement the program.   

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, $10,000.  Educational outreach features the development of additional pathways to participation and engages girls in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods in non-traditional ways.

Girls on the Run of Cincinnati, $10,000.  A Dater grant will provide scholarships for underserved girls to participate in this program that teaches life lessons using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, $10,000.  Extending the Momentum expands upon the use of  JA’s time-tested programs by providing soft skills training to more than 600 at-risk youth.

Ohio Valley Voices, $10,000.  The Family Center Program is the first step for deaf children to have the opportunity to speak and includes infant-parent and toddler groups.  The program features early intervention program provides intensive speech and language therapy, audiology services, parent education and support groups.  

One Way Farm of Fairfield, $10,000.  Support of the food pantry and housekeeping provides for the basic needs of resident children and youth who have been abused, abandoned, neglected and trafficked.  Farm animals provide unconditional love. 

Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center, $20,000.  The Back-to-School program provides clothing, personal care items, back packs and school supplies to about 1,000 children in low-income families.

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 www.DaterFoundation.org.

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 $43 million since its inception in 1985. 

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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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