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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Groups, Health Providers, Schools,
IHEs, and Agencies to Serve the Health Needs of Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

01/22/21 12:00 Noon ET


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Grants of up to $4,000 to Ohio nonprofit, civic, and faith-based organizations, groups, schools, school districts, IHEs, and government agencies in eligible locations for community-driven projects that address the health needs of local residents. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to the full application. Eligible organizations are located in the 36 counties of the funding source's service area.

Proposed projects should respond to the needs of the community, and fall within one of the following strategies:

  • Oral Health/Cavity-Free Kids
    • Ohioans have access to oral health education and services. Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life.
    • To ensure that Ohio’s children ages 0–12 have healthy mouths, HealthPath has selected Cavity-Free Kids as one of our result areas for 2017–2021. 
    • More information at
  • Healthy Ohioans
    • Ohioans have access to the resources they need to be healthy, including access to care and healthy food.
      • Health promotion programs that encourage families and community residents to talk about and engage in healthy behaviors
      • Programs to bring fresh, healthy foods to food deserts
    • More information at
  • Age-Friendly Communities
    • Older adults live and participate in communities to their fullest potential, free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
      • Multi-generational initiatives that support older adults living in the community
      • Community awareness campaigns that increase the visibility of older adults
      • Programs to create a more age-friendly community within any result area
      • Programs that teach parents about how to talk with their children about health
      • Programs that provide youth with hands-on, problem-based learning around health and health issues
    • More information at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161849

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for general operating support grants of $8,000 over 2 years ($4,000 per year).

Term of Contract:

One-year grants. Grant period begins on April 19, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Health & social service care providers
- Neighborhood clubs or groups
- Social & civic organizations
- Youth groups
- School groups
- 4-H clubs
- Scout troops
- Senior centers
- Faith-based organizations
- Colleges or universities
- School districts

The Foundation will consider grant requests from government or quasi government agencies that demonstrate a strong relationship with the community.

The service area will be split into quadrants, and communities within two quadrants will be eligible to apply. If you are located outside a designated area but serve in it, you are eligible to apply during that quadrant’s year. However, you will have to make a strong case for how you serve and are a part of that community in your proposal.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for receipt of proposals is no later than 12:00 noon ET on January 22, 2021.

Letters of intent are accepted until 12:00 pm EST, November 13, 2020.

- October 9, 2020: Requests for LOI released
- November 13, 2020, Letters of Intent (LOI) due
- December 21, 2020: Notifications to applicants, whether they are Invited to submit full proposal or denied
- January 22, 2021, at noon: Full proposals due
- April 2, 2021: The Foundation announces which proposals funded
- April 19, 2021: Grant period begins, and funds disbursed

Applicant information:

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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.

Submit letters of intent:
Apply online:

Tara Behanan, Grants Manager

To discuss the focus areas:
Eric DeWald

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Geographic Focus:

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