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Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation Grant

Grants to Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky Nonprofits
Serving Greater Cincinnati Area Communities

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The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) - Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation

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Grants to Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky nonprofit organizations to benefit Greater Cincinnati area communities. LOIs are due June 1. The Foundation primarily focuses on the health, cultural experiences, social welfare, and education of adolescents, young adults (up to age 30), disabled children, and their families. There is a special interest in programs which help clients realize their full potential.

An additional area of interest for the Foundation is the support of large regional arts and cultural organizations. The Foundation will consider small- and mid-size arts organizations that use the arts as a vehicle for achieving impact rather than the end goal and are able to share results of successful outcomes. (These outcomes must be aligned with the first two priorities of the Foundation). A fourth area of interest is recreation areas.

The Foundation will fund capital, operating and a limited number of endowment needs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179985

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have an IRS determination as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Organizations must be located in the Greater Cincinnati area (Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana.)

The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation normally does not award grant funding to support schools, with the exception of:
-Grants to nonprofits or foundations that provide services in multiple schools (or within a system of schools) serving a significant population of disadvantaged students
-Individual schools with specified mission to serve disabled students.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundations usually prefers to participate along with other donors in the support of a specific project.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.

-LOI Deadline: January 15
-Proposal Deadline: March 1
-Notice of Decision: July 31

-LOI Deadline: June 1
-Proposal Deadline: July 16
-Notice of Decision: November 30

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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.

Complete a Letter of Inquiry online:

Jennifer Geisheimer, Grants Manager

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Dearborn County;   Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties;   Ohio: Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties