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Springfield Foundation Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
in Eligible Communities to Benefit Local Residents

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Springfield Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/14/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and government units, including public schools and municipalities, for projects that benefit local communities in eligible regions. First-time applicants should contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for programs within the focus areas of conservation and animals, arts and culture, health, environment, education, civic affairs, and human services. Grants are also available for general operating support. The Foundation focuses on activities that have an impact on the Clark County community.

The Foundation also provides field of interest funding from endowments created by donors directed to a broad area reflecting their personal interests. All grants are evaluated for their relevance to these areas which include:

  • Animal Causes
  • Arts, including performing arts in schools
  • Children and Youth
  • Conservation and Preservation
  • Construction Trades (Training and Education)
  • Environmental Activities
  • Education
  • Health (Cardiac and Respiratory Ailments; Cancer Care; Prenatal and Postpartum programs; and Dental)
  • Homeless Shelters
  • People with Disabilities (blind and vision impaired; deaf and hard of hearing; physical disabilities; and developmental disabilities)

The Foundation funds programs and organizations that seek to:

  • Respond to identified community needs and opportunities
  • Align with the goals and objectives of the Foundation  
  • Increase investment in evidence-based strategies and initiatives
  • Build community and collaboration

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158996

Term of Contract:

The funding period is January 1, 2020 through December 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Charitable organizations must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding from the Springfield Foundation:
- Nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) Of the Internal Revenue Code, churches, or government units including public schools and municipalities. If you do not have a 501(c)(3), you may enter into an agreement with a qualified nonprofit that will act as your fiscal agent.
- Organizations that have a governing board, and conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin.
- Programs and projects serving the Clark County, Ohio community.

The Springfield foundation does not award competitive grants for the following purposes:
- Awards to individuals, including fellowships, travel, study, research, camps,
- Support for individual political candidates and/or lobbying efforts,
- Annual campaigns or dues,
- Sectarian worship, instruction, or proselytizing,
- Fraternal, political, labor, athletic, social or veterans’ groups,
- School bands and school choral groups, drill teams, or color guards,
- Private and parochial schools,
- Debt retirements, deficit financing, annual fund drives or fundraising activities,
- Returning applicants who did not complete their previous grant requirements (i.e., reporting).

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline for 2020 is Friday, August 14 at 5:00 PM. The online application form is accessible through the website beginning June 15, 2020.

If your nonprofit is a first time applicant, please contact the Director of Grants and Scholarships before submitting an application.

Decisions for grant awards are typically announced at the end of November or early December.

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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 Program, Project or Capital Support (from June 15):

Apply online for Operating Support (from June 15):

For questions, contact:
Susan (Suzie) Carey, Director of Grants and Scholarships

The Springfield Foundation
333 North Limestone
Street, Suite 201
Springfield, Ohio 45503

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USA: Ohio: Clark County

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