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Bowling Green Community Foundation (BGCF) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Ohio: Bowling Green

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/13/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $7,500 to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for local residents and families. Funding is intended to support innovative approaches to addressing community needs and finding solutions to community concerns. Eligible programs benefit the residents of Bowling Green.

The Bowling Green Community Foundation will place priority consideration on proposals that:

  • Propose creative, first-time projects or programs for the community; 
  • Encourage more efficient use of community resources;  
  • Promote coordination, cooperation, and sharing among organizations
  • Test or demonstrate new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems;  
  • Represent a unique and unduplicated opportunity and meet a significant community need; 
  • Propose a specific program in detail
  • Generate matching funds, thus leveraging additional support;  
  • Include a  concise plan for sustainability for the project once Foundation funds are expended.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, an organization must provide services to residents of the city of Bowling Green. Grants will only be awarded to tax-exempt organizations classified as 501 (c)(3) charities by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If a program does not have a tax-exempt ruling from the IRS you may still apply for a grant if you have a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.

The grant distribution region includes the Bowling Green zip code of 43402 and 43403 and school district areas.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals except through scholarship funds established specifically for that purpose.

The Bowling Green Community Foundation will NOT make grants from its unrestricted funds to:
- Duplicate 2022 approved grant requests.
- Support the general operating budget of established organizations.
- Fund expenses for travel, room, and board.
- Support annual or capital campaigns.
- Support sectarian activities of religious organizations.
- Support projects already completed.

Pre-Application Information
The grant process is now currently open and the deadline for submitting applications is October 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications must be signed by the applicant and the CEO or President of the organization that is a 501(c)(3). If you are an organization that is not a 501(c)(3) but has a sponsoring organization, you must have the signature of the CEO or President of the sponsoring organization that makes them aware that they are fiscally responsible for the grant funding.

Estimated Size of Grant
Applications may be submitted in the range of $500 to $7,500.

Term of Contract
In 2023, The Bowling Green Community Foundation, Inc. will be making grants to nonprofit organizations for programs and activities beginning January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024.

Contact Information

Direct questions to Sandy Leuck (Administrative Assistant) at 419-352-0281 and leave a message or contact her at

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