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Limited Brands Grants

Grants to USA & Canadian Non-Profits for Programs
Focused on Women, Children, Education, & the Arts

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The Limited Brands Foundation

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Grants to non-profit organizations serving Columbus and Kettering, Ohio; New York City; and Montreal, Canada by providing high-quality, effective community programs that focus on empowering women, nurturing and mentoring children, and improving education. Going hand-in-hand with the Foundation's efforts to help improve education is its commitment to enriching the cultural arts.

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GrantWatch ID#: 132320

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation will provide monetary and in-kind support to 501(c)(3) public charities that serve the home office communities of Columbus and Kettering, Ohio; New York City; and Montreal, Canada.

Organizations that are not public charities - tax-exempt under paragraph 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code;
Organizations based outside of the domestic United States (except through Limited Brands/Mast Cares);
Individuals, for any purpose (e.g. scholarships, hardship assistance, field trips);
Political candidates, committees or organizations;
Athletes, teams, sporting events, or tournaments of any kind (amateur, professional), including charity golf tournaments;
Fundraising events such as telethons or walkathons, except for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in select cities;
Fashion shows, beauty pageants, or contestants;
Fraternal, labor, social, or veteran's organizations;
Churches and religious or sectarian organizations, unless engaged in a significant project benefiting the entire community;
Non-academic educational activities such as bands, choirs, proms, after-proms, graduations, etc;
Individual K-12 schools (unless the company has a business partnership with the school);
Public service agencies such as police and fire departments;
Organizations that spend more than 20 percent of their revenue on overhead and fundraising costs;
Organizations that discriminate against people because of their age, race, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or national origin;
Staff positions for governmental agencies;
Requests to fund publications, audio, or video productions - although we may make an exception if they serve as supporting materials to a project within our focus; and
Requests to support travel for groups or individuals when that is the primary reason for the proposal.

Pre-Application Information:

The Limited Brands Foundation has two online applications for financial support: one for support of operations or specific programs and the other for support of events. The events form has additional questions related to prior and current year attendance, funds raised and event expenses.

There are new application forms for cash and event requests. The Limited Brands Foundation's forms for support can be found on the GO! Grants Online system, administered by The Columbus Foundation. If your organization is not registered through GO!, you will need to register as a new user.

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Please note: Faxed, mailed, or emailed requests will not be considered. Please do not phone for status of your request.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Robin Baker
Michelle Burton
Phone: 614-545-3227

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York;   Ohio

Canada: Quebec

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.