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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible
Counties for Arts Programming

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The Columbus Foundation

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit arts organizations in eligible coutnies to address community needs and promote arts and cultural programming. First-time applicants should contact program staff prior to applying. Eligible applicants are high-impact organizations that serve the residents of, and have a primary impact on, Franklin County.

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GrantWatch ID#: 149362


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The organization must have a primary impact in Franklin County.
- The organization must have 501(c)(3) public charity status from the Internal Revenue Service and cannot use a fiscal agent.
- All applicants will be expected to provide an annual audit or 990 as attachments to the online application.

Arts organizations with budgets less than $350,000 are eligible to apply to the Community Arts Fund. Organizations with budgets that exceed $350,000, but who have received grants from the Community Arts Fund in the past, remain eligible to apply for grant consideration.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Register to attend a Grant Opportunity Open House, and review past and upcoming grant deadlines. Grant Opportunity Open Houses are appropriate for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations serving Franklin County, Ohio.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
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Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by the first Friday in March (March 6, 2020).

Applicants may contact a staff member with questions (or contact a staff member before applying if your organization has never received arts funding).

A link to the application will be available on the URL for Full Text approximately one month before the deadline.


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

Apply online:

For Community Arts questions:
Dan Sharpe

For technical assistance:
Melissa McCool

The Columbus Foundation
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205-1453

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USA: Ohio: Franklin County

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