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, Fresh Water Cleveland, and The Hub Springfield with corresponding surveys and live and virtual events.

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

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