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The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Grant

Grants to Northeastern Ohio Nonprofits for Arts, Economic
Development, Education, and Environmental Programs

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The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation

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Grants to Northeastern Ohio nonprofits for programs in the areas of arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health, and human services. Priority is given to institutions in University Circle. First-time applicants must contact the funding source, and an LOI must be submitted before applying. Types of support considered include general operating, annual funds, and capital campaigns, as well as specific projects. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations that adhere to excellence in their missions, creativity in approach, fiscal responsibility, and leadership in their service to the community.

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GrantWatch ID#: 159468

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Consideration will be given to nonprofit, charitable organizations in the Northeast Ohio area, with an emphasis on University Circle institutions.

The Foundation does not fund endowments, individuals, or political subdivisions.

Pre-Application Information:

Eligible organizations may submit a request once a year.

Letters of Inquiry and Proposal Deadlines:
-February 1
-July 1
-October 1

If these dates fall on a Saturday or Sunday, proposals will be accepted on the following Monday.

For first time applicants, please contact Pam Eichenauer. Applicants should be prepared to provide a brief overview of their organization (the history, mission, programs, and services). If the organization is a strong candidate for consideration, they will be asked to submit an LOI via the online process.

After the LOI has been submitted, it will be reviewed to determine if a full proposal will be requested for the next grant cycle. The application form can only be accessed through the online grant process after approval of the LOI and requires an assigned access code. A foundation representative may also request a site visit to gather additional information.

Organizations that have previously received funding from this Foundation may submit a proposal annually, adhering to the online grant application process and using their assigned access code.

Each request (LOI and full application) will be acknowledged via email upon receipt, and written notification of the Board's decision will be provided after the meeting (meeting dates are not published).



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Contact Information:

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

Pamela M. Eichenauer, Grants Manager
For the LOI application:

The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
30195 Chagrin Boulevard - Suite 275
Cleveland, Ohio 44124

Effective 8/20/2018, the new address will be:
30100 Chagrin Blvd, #150
Cleveland, Ohio 44124

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Northeast region/University Circle