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Ohio Nonprofits Start 2018 With Boost From the CareSource Foundation

January 4th, 2018 | 4 min read

The CareSource Foundation Awarded $534,000 in Grants in Second Half of 2017

(Dayton, Ohio January 4, 2018) – To help nonprofit organizations jump start 2018, the CareSource Foundation has awarded $534,000 in grants to 74 organizations throughout Ohio, including 16 in the Dayton area. Since 2006, the CareSource Foundation has awarded over 1,200 grants and invested nearly $15 million into nonprofit organizations to strengthen families and support communities throughout Ohio.

The CareSource Foundation provides grants to nonprofits who are working to eliminate poverty, provide services to low and moderate-income families, build healthier communities and develop innovative approaches to address significant social issues.

“Health care is only one component in the complex lives of our consumers and community,” said Cathy Ponitz, Vice President, CareSource Foundation. “The CareSource Foundation enables us to transcend standard health care and reach into our local communities to better understand and solve social issues. Our grantees have become outstanding partners in our work to eradicate poverty and create healthier families and communities.”

CareSource Foundation Grants Highlights

House of Bread (Dayton) works to prevent hunger and serve as a bridge to community resources for people in poverty in the Miami Valley. The organization serves a nutritious lunchtime meal to anyone in need 365 days a year. The CareSource Foundation grant of $50,000 will support the creation of a private, dedicated dining space for families with children.

Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program (NNEMAP) (Columbus) is a large, full choice food pantry that served more than 12,000 Franklin County families in 2016. The CareSource Foundation grant of $12,000 will provide operational support for NNEMAP’s food and supply costs as the nonprofit expands to serve 25% more clients.

Merrick House (Cleveland) is a neighborhood center serving nearly 1,200 of Cleveland’s lower-income west side residents with prenatal services, early childhood education, youth development and adult learning opportunities. The CareSource Foundation grant of $7,000 will support the organization’s Mom’s First program to support at-risk pregnant women and ensure positive birth outcomes.

Lighthouse Youth Services (Cincinnati) is an organization working to combat youth homelessness by providing comprehensive youth and family services. The CareSource Grant of $7,500 will support expanded mental health, transitional housing and life services for young adults.

Funding by Region

Dayton / Springfield  - $177,000
Abigail Journey
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
American Red Cross
Bogg Ministries, Inc.
Brunner Literacy Center
Caring Kitchen, Inc.
Christ Child Society of Dayton
Crayons to Classrooms
Friends of the Castle
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
House of Bread
New Creation Counseling Center
Reach Out Montgomery County
Rocking Horse Children’s Health Center
Victory Project
Wesley Community Center, Inc.

Cincinnati / Hamilton - $75,500
Central Clinic Behavioral Health
Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Cincinnati Union Bethel
Community Action Organization of Scioto Co.
Episcopal Retirement Homes
Family Resource Center
Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati
Junior Achievement of OKI Partners
Lighthouse Youth Services
Open Door Food Pantry
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio

Cleveland / Akron / Youngstown - $148,000
Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Boys and Girls Club of Western Reserve
Catholic Charities Corporation/St. Philip Neri Family Center
Cogswell Hall
Community Support Services
Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
Inspiring Minds
Joseph’s Home
Josiah’s House
Logan County Family & Children First Council
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Merrick House
Ohio Valley Health Center
Reaching Above Hopelessness and Brokenness
RePlay for Kids
Richland Crisis Pregnancy Services
Spanish American Committee
Values in Action Foundation: dba Project Love
Victim Assistance Program
Youth Challenge
YWCA Youngstown

Columbus / Chillicothe / Delaware / Muskingum - $113,500
Building Responsibility, Equality and Dignity (B.R.E.A.D)
Capital Park Family Health Center: dba Heart of Ohio Family Health
Central Ohio Youth for Christ
Charitable Pharmacy of Ohio
Community Computer Alliance
Community Kitchen
Eastside Community Ministry
Faith Mission
Homeless Families Foundation
Homes on the Hill Community Development Corporation
LifeCare Alliance
Ohio Healthy Homes Network
Ohio Hispanic Coalition
Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice
Together We Grow, Inc.
Westland Ecumenical Food Pantry 

Toledo - $20,000
Dental Center of Northwest Ohio
Food for Thought Toledo
YWCA of Northwest Ohio