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Grants to Ohio Agencies and Nonprofits in
Eligible Regions to Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Delaware County Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/15/21 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Ohio government entities and nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to benefit the community. Focus areas include arts and culture, animal welfare, basic needs, economic opportunity, education, and environment. Eligible applicants serve the Delaware County area.

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

  • Arts & Culture: Support for arts and cultural activities that enrich the lives of individuals, promote interactions among residents, and build community.  
  • Basic Needs: Investment in approaches that combat food insecurity, provide affordable housing, and remove barriers to transportation, childcare, and education for low-income residents. 
  • Education: Support for innovative programs for all students, preschool through adult. 
  • Economic Opportunity: Investment in the workforce of tomorrow by funding programs that build prosperity, create jobs, and enhance the quality of life in our communities. 
  • Environment: Funding solutions that contribute to healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable Ohio. 
  • Animal Welfare: Promoting the proper care of animals and the many ways they bring quality to our lives. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160333

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are expected to range between $2,500 to $20,000.

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.

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.

Exclusions
- 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:

Grant Cycle 2021 opens July 1st and closes August 15th.

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

- July 1st – Grant opportunity opens
- August 15th – Grant submission deadline
- Mid-December – Grants Announced

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/71602-Delaware-County-Foundation

If you have questions about the Foundation’s Community Grant guidelines, please contact foundation@delawarecf.org.

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