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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Initiatives to Benefit Local Residents

Greater Cincinnati Nonprofits: Small and Large Grants


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Funding Source
The Scripps Howard Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Ohio: Greater Cincinnati

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/08/23 Midnight Save

Grant Description
Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs and activities that benefit local residents. Funding is intended for projects within the focus areas of childhood literacy and basic needs for people living in poverty. Eligible proposals benefit communities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The main area of focus is funding childhood literacy programs, prioritizing children living in poverty. This supports the Foundation's mission to create a better-informed world. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new, or expanding existing, childhood literacy programs.
  • Purchasing books, materials, or new technology for childhood literacy programs.
  • Creation or expansion of summer reading programs to address summer reading loss.
  • Supporting childhood literacy programs that help students who read below grade level or have trouble reading.
  • Building home libraries for those children of low socioeconomic status.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Foundation makes grants to nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati.

For organizations outside of Greater Cincinnati, the Scripps Howard Fund makes grants on an invitation basis only and only in the regions where Scripps operates.

Pre-Application Information
Applications accepted:
- Jan. 1 through midnight April 21 (grants announced end of May)
- Aug. 1 through midnight Sept. 8 (grants announced end of October)

Estimated Size of Grant
- Small grants: Less than $15,000
- Large grants: $15,000 and greater

Contact Information
Apply for Small Grant:

Apply for Large Grant:

For questions, email

The Scripps Howard Foundation
312 Walnut Street, 28th floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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