The Grantsmanship Center provides a list of community foundations in the state of Ohio. Community Foundations are nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly-supported grantmaking organizations. These foundations are public charities, since they develop broad support from many unrelated donors with a wide range of charitable interests in a specific community. A community foundation has an independent board that is broadly representative of the public interest and it maintains a diverse grants program that is not limited in scope. In addition to making grants, these foundations often play a leadership role in their communities, serve as a resource for grant information and broker training and technical assistance for local nonprofits.
Many corporations feel a sense of responsibility to give back to the communities in which they do business. The following corporations have either direct giving programs, foundations, sponsorship programs, in-kind donations, product donations, volunteer programs, or matching gift programs.
Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation and the nation’s second-largest today, with assets of $1.9 billion and 2010 grants of nearly $87 million. The foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues.
The mission of the Columbus Foundation is to assist donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents. As the ninth largest community foundation in the United States, The Columbus Foundation manages nearly $1 billion in assets. Since its founding, grants from donors have totaled over $1 billion, primarily benefiting central Ohio.
The Delta Dental Foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. Each year the Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support, in the form of grants, to various organizations.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is a nonprofit organization created to provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. They offer a variety of tools to help people achieve their charitable goals and create lasting good work in their communities. GCF awards grants to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in eight counties: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren (Ohio); Boone, Kenton and Campbell (Kentucky); and Dearborn (Indiana).
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPFO), a $24 million supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, works to address some of the most pressing, yet neglected, health issues faced by Ohio’s vulnerable population - access to health care, prevention of family violence, and preventive oral health. HPFO grants focus in three main areas: preventive oral health; family violence prevention and; strengthening Ohio’s safety net.
The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation (OHF) and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville support opportunities to improve health and quality of life in their respective communities as well as to enhance osteopathic medicine, its educational programs and medical research. OHF’s community health grantmaking is designed to create the highest quality of life for vulnerable individuals and families in central and southeastern Ohio.
Three Sisters of Charity Foundations were established in 1996: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. In January 2006, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland joined with the Saint Ann Foundation to form a single organization. Today, through strategic grantmaking, convenings and collaboration, each of three foundations works to address root causes of poverty, nurture the growth of healthy communities, emphasize the needs of youth and families and measure the outcomes of these efforts. Together, the Sisters of Charity Foundations invest a more than $10 million annually in grants to strengthen their communities and those most in need.
The mission of the Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio is to reinvest their resources to provide leadership and support for the improvement and transformation of the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities of Greater Cleveland. Additionally, the foundation is deeply troubled by the disparities in health status in their community, and they are eager to be a catalyst for progressive movement toward the elimination of barriers, which keep people from fulfilling their dreams of living healthy, productive lives.
A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies. Kaiser serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Kaiser’s product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to information young people can use to improve their health or elderly people can use to understand their Medicare benefits.
RWJF is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health and focuses on the most pressing health and health care problems threatening our society. Efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America, and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. The foundation invests in improving systems through which people receive care and in fostering environments that promote health and prevent disease and injury, we expect to achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. RWJF work is focused in the following areas: childhood obesity; coverage; human capital; pioneer; public health; quality/equity and vulnerable populations.
Philanthropy News Digest (PND), a daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide. Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.