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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Areas for Programs that Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

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Delaware County Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/10/20 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible areas for programs that benefit local communities. In addition, grants may be used to help organizations respond to and recover from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to support programs in the focus areas of basic needs, health care, education, and animal welfare. Eligible applicants serve the residents of Delaware County.

Priority will be given to nonprofit organizations that are specifically addressing:

  • Basic needs of individuals including food, housing, and household finances
  • Physical and mental health care
  • Educational needs of children, K-12 students, and adults pursuing their GED and post-secondary education
  • Animal Welfare

COVID-19 presents a challenge of unprecedented complexity and duration for nonprofit organizations. Many are challenged with increased demand for their services, increased costs, and lost revenue due to closures and cancellations. The Foundation recognizes that operating support will be required for organizations to respond and recover from the crisis. In the past, Foundation funding focused solely on capital and programmatic expenses. This year, administrative expenses - not to exceed 20% of the total funding request - will be accepted. Administrative expenses include portions of Director and employee salaries, occupancy costs, and professional services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160333

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are expected to range between $2,500 to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant projects are typically completed by the applicant within 12 months after Foundation approval; however, preference will be given to projects which plan to be completed within 6 months of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations and government entities with projects that benefit Delaware County, Ohio, residents are eligible to apply.

Eligible Organizations: Organizations that either (a) have established their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not “private foundations” as defined under section 509(a) of the Code; or (b) have tax exemption as a governmental or other publicly-funded entity; or (c) have a qualified, tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.

Grants are not made to individuals.

- Activities that are non-secular or promote a religious doctrine
- Academic or medical research
- Annual fundraising campaigns or events
- Creation of, or addition to, endowment funds
- Payment of debt or legal settlements
- Political or partisan purposes

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is July 10, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT.

Grants will be funded in three waves as funding is made available.

- By June 8: Grant opportunity opens
- By July 10: Grant submission deadline
- Mid-August: 1st round of grants announced
- Mid-October: 2nd round of grants announced
- Mid-December: 3rd round of grants announced

Contact Information:

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

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Delaware County Foundation
737 Enterprise Dr. Ste. A |
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
P. 614.764.2332
F. 614.764.2333

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Delaware County

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