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Western Reserve Junior Service League Grants

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Schools in Eligible Counties for
the Economically Disadvantaged, Disabled, Children, and the Elderly

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Western Reserve Junior Service League

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and public schools to meet a wide range of community needs in Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties. Funds may be used for programs that assist those with disabilities or medical needs, the economically disadvantaged, the elderly, children, and infants.

Agencies that benefit or support safety services and the culture and arts in the community are also recipients of funding. The Foundation has provided help for the community's four-legged furry friends as well.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147671

Term of Contract:

Approved grants for the fall funding period are awarded in November, and approved grants for the spring funding period are awarded in April. Funds must be used within six months of the grant award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are accepted from 501(c) 3 tax exempt organizations with a 509 IRS designation residing in Lake, Ashtabula, and Geauga counties. Additionally, all public schools within Lake, Ashtabula and Geauga counties may apply.

The Grant application cannot include project costs which would be provided by/or paid to an internal employee of the organization (or parent organization) either directly or indirectly as a result of the project. Additionally, all project costs must be traceable to an actual purchase receipt or purchase order and funds must be used within six months of the grant award.

As further clarification, the following costs are not allowable:
- Salaries, payroll taxes, or other employee expenses that would be paid directly or indirectly to an employee of the organization to complete the project.
- Refreshments
- Service agreements
- Mileage or other travel expenses
- Fundraising direct or indirect expenses or costs
- Gift cards, gas cards, or bus passes
- Grant application may include labor costs, as long as services are being provided by an outside vendor.

Examples of these costs include but are not limited to:
- Computer hardware and/or software or other installation costs
- Honorariums for speakers or training (as long as not provided by an employee)
- Construction or repair

Final decision regarding allowable and non-allowable expenses is at the discretion of the Community Research Committee and is subject to change without notice. Expenses which do not meet the grant qualifications will be deducted from the grant application amount.

Pre-Application Information:

Spring funding requests must be submitted online between December 1st and December 31st.
Fall funding requests must be submitted online between July 1st and July 31st.

Grant requests are only accepted through the online application.

Notification of approved grants will be via a letter from a co-chair of the Community Research Committee. Grantees will be invited to an awards presentation.  

Grants not accepted for consideration following the audit process will receive notification by mail. Notification will occur in September for Fall Funding requests and in January for Spring Funding requests.

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Public School Non-Profit Certification Letter:

Contact Information:

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

For further information please contact: Amy Sabath at 440-796-8802.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula counties