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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs that Strengthen Local Families in Eligible Locations

Handbags That Help (HTH)


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Funding Source
Handbags That Help Women’s Giving Circle
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Geographic Focus
USA: Ohio: Hancock County

Important Dates
LOI Date: 09/05/23
Deadline: 11/06/23 4:00 PM - Email Receipt and Postmarked or Delivered Save

Grant Description
Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies to enhance the lives of residents in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs that address critical needs or present innovative approaches to ongoing problems in the community. The aim of the program is to build strong families and, in turn, to build a stronger community. Funded programs must serve the residents of Hancock County.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Handbags That Help welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Hancock County.

If you are applying for a grant under another organization’s 501(c)(3) status, please submit a written statement from that organization’s board president agreeing, on behalf of the board of directors, to act as your organization’s fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded and to oversee the proposed project.

Handbags That Help does not typically fund the following:
- Requests from individuals
- Unnecessary duplication of existing services
- Retroactive programs and projects
- Ongoing operating expenses, including existing salary positions
- Annual appeals or membership dues
- Fundraising projects or advertisements; endowment; debt reduction
- Capital requests or capital campaigns
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Partisan political advocacy
- Community services such as police and fire protection
- Staff positions for government agencies.
- Travel for individuals or groups when it is the primary focus of the proposal
- Sponsoring or attending conferences
- Stand-alone books, films or videos
- Computer equipment
- Medical research

For ineligible expenses, see also

Pre-Proposal Conference
General interest meeting and Q&A session for all organization will be held on Friday, August 18th, 2023, 11:30am via Zoom.

Attendance is NOT required to submit a grant proposal.

Pre-Application Information
- Tuesday, September 5, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. Letter of Intent Due
- Monday, September 18, 2023 Proposals Selected
- Monday, November 6, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. Full Grant Proposal Due
- Monday, November 13, 2023 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (The Family Center) Grant Presentations
- Thursday, November 30, 2023 - Monday, February 26, 2024 Site Visits
- Wednesday, March 13, 2024 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (First Presbyterian Church) Membership Voting Meeting
- Wednesday, April 17, 2024 5:30 p.m. Grant Awards
- December 2024 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m Grant Follow-Up

For details on each of the above steps in the application process, please see

Please email the proposal to Tasha Dimling at the Foundation, and in addition, provide three printed copies. The proposal must be postmarked or delivered to The Community Foundation (and received via email) on time to be considered.

Grant Resources:

Estimated Size of Grant
Estimated Total Funding:
HTH awards between $40,000 and $60,000 annually.

Term of Contract
Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Contact Information
Please email the Letter of Intent to Tasha Dimling at

Please email the full proposal to Tasha Dimling at the above email address. In addition, please mail or deliver three printed copies to the Foundation at:
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
101 W. Sandusky St., Suite 207
Findlay, OH 45840

For questions, please contact Kimberly at during any step of the process.

For questions regarding the requirements for the grant proposal, please contact The Findlay-Hancock
County Community Foundation at (419) 425-1100.

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