To be eligible for funding from the Springfield Foundation charitable organizations are required to:
- Be a nonprofit organization 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.
- Have a governing board, and conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin.
- Provide programs and projects serving the Clark County, Ohio community.
- Provide to the Springfield Foundation a board-approved diversity, equity, and inclusion statement.
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,
- Endowments outside of the Springfield Foundation
- Sectarian worship, instruction, or proselytizing,
- Fraternal, political, labor, athletic, social or veterans’ groups,
- School bands and school choral groups, drill teams, or color guards,
- Annual fund drives or fund-raising activities,
- Returning applicants who did not complete their previous grant requirements (i.e., reporting).