Strategic Grants

Converting Ideals into Real-World Actions

Strategic Grant Award Recipient

The Ohio State Bar Foundation Believes Our Democracy
Works Better When People Understand the Law


Through this new strategic grant initiative, the Ohio State Bar Foundation strives to improve the civics knowledge of
adults in Ohio, enhance their participation in and knowledge of government, enable their access to justice and
improve their perceptions of the judicial system.

The Ohio State Bar Foundation is proud to announce that we have awarded Issue Media Group (IMG), through Cincinnati Development Fund acting as its fiscal agent, with our first strategic grant to improve the civics knowledge of adult Ohioans. IMG has created Civics Essential: Ohio, a series and initiative to raise the civics knowledge of Ohio adults. The series includes feature stories published in Soapbox Cincinnati and Fresh Water Cleveland with corresponding surveys.


Click the boxes below to read the current feature stories and to take the corresponding surveys.

Join Us for Civics Essential Game Hour

Now, Civics Essential: Ohio is hitting the road. A Civics Essential Game Hour will be held at sixteen public libraries across Ohio. This is your opportunity to sharpen your civics knowledge during a fun, fact-filled evening of trivia and gamification. Each Game Hour is emceed by a well-known local educator or attorney and will include prizes. To learn more and to RSVP, click the box below.

If you are looking for additional information related to our traditional grantmaking efforts, please click here.