Kent State University, Kent, Ohio:
The Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff Outreach Grants of up to $1,000 each are given annually, one to a teacher and another to a librarian, for proposals to develop new classroom or library programs that raise awareness of multicultural literature among young people, particularly but not exclusively, through  the works of Virginia Hamilton.

The Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an author/illustrator each year at the Virginia Hamilton Conference. The annual Virginia Hamilton Essay Award is given to foster research in all aspects of multicultural literature.

Yellow Springs, Ohio:
The Yellow Springs Community Foundation (http://www.yscf.org) maintains the The Virginia Hamilton Adoff Endowment for specific support of programs at the Yellow Springs Public Library.

Arnold Adoff commissioned a collection of gifts for use by young readers at the Yellow Springs Public Library. This includes an oil portrait of Virginia by Leo and Diane Dillon, a readers’ couch created by Alan Greenberg with woven cushions by Julia Cady, and a hooked rug by Toby Baker and Georgia Glass depicting scenes and characters from Virginia’s books and life in Yellow Springs..

In 2009, Arnold contributed the Hamilton-Adoff library of selected children’s books to the Antioch School (http://www.antiochschool.org/) in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

The Ohioana Library, Columbus, Ohio:
An endowment has been established supporting the use of multicultural books for young readers in classroom around the state through programs at the Ohioana Library (http://www.ohioana.org/).

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio:
An endowment has been established to grant scholarships to African American students, particularly women, who enroll to pursue a nursing career at Wright State University School of Nursing.