Foundation / Corporation
Grants of up to $25,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations for a range of programs and services that meet the needs of local residents. While the majority of funds support activities in Franklin County, special funds are designated for Logan, Fairfield, and Hocking Counties. Program areas broadly include environment, health, special populations, mental health, human services, education, faith-based activities, community improvement, and parent education.
For the upcoming spring deadline, proposals may be submitted for the following areas:
-Conservation and Environment
-Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education
-Children's Mental Health
Outside of Franklin County:
-Mary Eleanor Morris Fund: Religious, Educational, and Charitable Programs in Logan County
-R. Alvin Stevenson Fund: Health and Human Services in Hocking and Fairfield Counties
For the upcoming fall deadline, proposals may be submitted for the following areas:
-Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement
-English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities
-In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations
-Summer Camp Maintenance
Operating support will only be considered when the applicant demonstrates continuous innovation that enhances services.
GrantWatch ID#: 147455
Applicants may apply for up to $25,000. However, the majority of the grants awarded will be $1,000 to $10,000.
Grants are made to nonprofit organizations.
A copy of your organization’s annual audit may be requested.
Grants Information Sessions are appropriate for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations serving Franklin County, Ohio. These sessions include information about how to use the online application system to apply for grants.
-May 8, 2018, 9:00-10:30 AM
-July 12, 2018, 9:00-10:30 AM
-September 10, 2018, 9:00-10:30 AM
-November 13, 2018, 9:00-10:30 AM
The workshop schedule may be viewed here:
Access, complete, and submit the application online. The form is accessible one month before the deadline.
Upcoming deadlines for Targeted Grants:
Deadlines are posted here:
More information about Green Funds may be found here:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To RSVP to an information session, email:
For general questions, contact:
For Joseph A. Jeffrey, contact:
For Mary Eleanor Morris, contact:
For Green Funds, Historical Preservation, Health/Terminally Ill, R. Alvin Stevenson, or Camp Maintenance, contact:
For technical assistance, contact:
The Columbus Foundation
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205-1453
USA: Ohio: Franklin, Logan, Fairfield, and Hocking Counties