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Ottawa County Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Ottawa County, Ohio Nonprofits for Education,
Health, Social Services, Arts, and the Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ottawa County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/15/19 Postmarked


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Grants to Ottawa County, Ohio nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding may be requested for a broad range of programs in the areas of social services, education, mental and physical health, natural resources, the arts, and positive and safe living environments.

The Ottawa County Community Foundation will place priority consideration on proposals that:
-Encourage more efficient use of community resources.
-Preserve the area’s heritage and contribute to the quality of life.
-Demonstrate new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems.
-Focus on the prevention of problems rather than the cure.
-Represent an unduplicated opportunity and meet a significant community need.
-Demonstrate the availability of matching funds to leverage additional support.
-Would have a long-lasting positive effect on residents of Ottawa County, supporting the Foundation’s motto of “Doing Good. Forever.”

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168900

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, an organization must provide services to residents of Ottawa County. Grants can only be awarded to tax-exempt organizations classified as 501(c)(3) charities by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If your organization does not have a tax-exempt ruling from the IRS, you may still apply for a grant by using a tax-exempt fiduciary agent. Contact the Foundation if you would like to discuss options for a fiduciary agent.

The Foundation usually will not make grants from its unrestricted funds to:
-Support the general operating budget of established organizations
-Annual or capital campaigns
-Tickets for benefits and telephone solicitations
-Support sectarian activities of religious organizations

Project expenses incurred by an applicant organization prior to notification cannot be paid by the Foundation.

Pre-Application Information:

OCCF considers grant requests annually. Applications must be submitted by U.S. mail and postmarked no later than March 15 (when March 15 falls on Sunday, applications must be postmarked no later than March 16).

All grant applications are carefully reviewed by a committee appointed by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Applicant organizations will be notified in writing of approval/denial of funding requests by June 1.

Contact Information:

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

Send the grant proposal and all required attachments to:
Ottawa County Community Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 36,
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

Joy Roth, OCCF President

Mary Coffee, Grants Chair

Physical Address:
Ottawa County Community Foundation
306 Madison St.
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Ottawa County