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

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Foundation / Corporation

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Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

11/08/21 4:00 PM Postmarked or Delivered


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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies in eligible locations for programs that improve the lives of local residents and address community needs. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Applicants must serve the residents of Hancock County.

Proposals are requested from nonprofit organizations for programs in Hancock County focused on building strong families, responding to an urgent and critical need, a bold new adventure, or a new approach to an ongoing problem in the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 134471

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount available to grant will be announced in September.

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.

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. Organizations may apply under another organization’s 501(c)(3) status acting as their fiscal sponsor.

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

Thursday, August 26, 2021: HTH will host a Zoom call Q&A for nonprofits interested in submitting proposals. Please email Tasha Dimling for more information.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process Dates:
- Letter of Intent Due: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 by 4 p.m.
- Proposals Selected: Monday, September 20, 2021
- Full Grant Proposal Due: Monday, November 8, 2021 by 4 p.m. The proposal must be postmarked or delivered to The Community Foundation (and received via email) on time to be considered.
- Grant Presentations: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Applicants will be asked to present their proposal to the Handbags That Help Grants Committee. The time limit will be determined by the number of applicants but is typically 5-10 minutes. Location TBD and/or Zoom.
- Site Visits: Wednesday December 1, 2021 - February 25, 2022. Grants Committee subgroups will visit the organization’s location(s). Site visits last approximately one hour and will include a tour and interview session. The Grants Committee subgroup leader will coordinate visit date and time.
- Membership Voting Meeting: Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. First Presbyterian Church and/or Zoom.
- Grant Awards: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, time TBD. Findlay Country Club.

Contact Information:

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

Please email the Letter of Intent to Tasha Dimling at

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
101 W. Sandusky St., Suite 207
Findlay, OH 45840

Contact Kimberly with questions during any step of the process:

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