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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies to Enhance the Lives of Residents in Eligible Locations

Granville Community Foundation (GCF) Grant


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Granville Community Foundation (GCF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Ohio: Granville

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/15/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and public agencies for activities that enhance the lives of residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for programs and projects in the focus areas of social services, education, arts, and culture. Funded activities must primarily benefit residents of the Granville community, defined as the geographic area included in the Granville School District.

At the Granville Community Foundation, the mission is to provide financial support for a broad range of events, programs, and projects that touch and enrich the lives of the entire community. 

Presently, priority is being given to grant applicants seeking support for projects or programs that address one or more of the following needs:

  • Make a clear difference in the quality of life for Granville residents
  • Enrich cultural opportunities
  • Preserve the community’s history
  • Provide residents with targeted social support
  • Serve the elderly and disadvantaged
  • Enhance the attractiveness of public spaces
  • Propose innovative and creative solutions to community challenges
  • Broaden the life experiences of community youth

Granville Community Foundation will fund:

  • Increasing the capacity of nonprofits to respond to community needs
  • Start-up costs for new programs
  • One-time projects or needs
  • Capital needs beyond an applicant's capabilities and means
  • Grant proposals that exhibit a diversification of funding sources
  • Grant proposals that delineate plans for future funding
  • Collaborative projects leveraging the capabilities of multiple organizations

Programs or projects which benefit some Granville residents but for which the majority of beneficiaries are residents of other communities may be awarded a “Paid Fees” grant. For additional information, see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be:
1) Charitable non-profit organizations that have been declared 501(c)(3) public charities by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service; or
2) Public or quasi-public agencies serving the Granville community.
Charitable organizations must have a governing board, and conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, disability or national origin.

Proposed projects or programs should be designed to benefit primarily persons living within the geographic area included in the Granville School District.

Public or quasi-public agencies (e.g., local government, school districts) must be seeking assistance for projects for which government funding is unavailable.

Not funded:
- Individuals
- Non-secular events or programs
- Private foundations
- Public agencies for mandated services
- Political organizations, events or programs

The Granville Community Foundation is unlikely to support:
- Academic research
- Annual campaigns, scholarship, and endowment campaigns
- Budget deficits
- Debt retirement or restructuring
- Full funding for a program/project is discouraged
- Fundraising
- Feasibility studies for fundraising
- Lobbying activities
- Raffle Tickets or similar games of chance
- Work or projects that have already taken place

Pre-Application Information
The Granville Community Foundation has two grant application periods each year: Spring and Fall.

- Spring grant applications available: January 25, 2023
- Application deadline: March 3, 2023
- Grant application review period: March 1 – March 31
- Grant award announcement: On or before May 1, 2023

- Fall grant applications available: August 15, 2023
- Application deadline: September 15, 2023
- Grant application review period: September 16 through September 30
- Grant award announcement: On or before November 1, 2023

Grant award reception: November 2 (save the date)

Emailed applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the application deadline date.

If you are applying for more than one program or project, please complete a separate application for each program or project.

Estimated Size of Grant
Awarded Paid Fees Grants will include both a maximum participant amount as well as a maximum award amount. (For example: Up to $200 per participant for up 10 participants, for a maximum total of $2,000.)

Term of Contract
Programs or projects must be scheduled to take place within 12 months of receipt of award.

Contact Information
Email applications to

Or mail to:
Granville Community Foundation
PO Box 321
Granville, OH 43023-0321

Direct questions to the email address above.

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