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The Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation Grant

Grants to California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ohio
Nonprofits for Arts, Arts Education, and the Environment

GrantWatch ID#: 180098
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Ignite Philanthropy Advisors - The Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation

04/10/17

07/15/17 6:00 PM EST

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ohio nonprofits for programs that will benefit residents in eligible communities. Preliminary applications are due April 10. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of the arts, arts education, and the environment. Types of grants include seed funding for new ideas and initiatives, start-up and on-going support for grassroots organizations, and entrepreneurial projects that may enable an organization or its constituents to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Fields of Interest:

The Arts and Arts Education - The Foundation’s interest in the arts is concerned with, but not limited to, helping small and mid-size organizations and new projects, which expand education in the arts for children and youth, particularly for those who may not otherwise receive any arts education. Although the Foundation welcomes applications to support any area of the arts, the primary focus is on visual arts, music and theatre. Exhibitions, performing arts and video projects will be considered. The majority of Competitive Grants will be for this field of interest.

The Environment - The Foundation’s environmental funding is focused on promoting greater human well-being by supporting grassroots and other efforts to promote clean air, protect water resources and coastal areas, and preserve open space resources, including recreational space and natural areas in urban, rural and wilderness locations. Fewer than half of the Competitive Grants will be given for this field of interest.

The Foundation makes grants that benefit citizens of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio; Mid-Coast Maine; Boston Region; and Orange County, California. Mid-Coast Maine is defined as the towns of Bath/Brunswick/Topsham, Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Lincolnville, Cushing, Damariscotta, Rockland/Thomaston/Owls Head, Searsport, and Union. The majority of grants are to be made in Cincinnati.

The Foundation’s typical grant range is $5,000 to $15,000. Based on recent history, in a typical year, the Foundation makes about 10 grants averaging about $8,000 to $10,000 each.

Grant projects must not begin before the grant is awarded. However, in most cases, projects are expected to begin within 90 days after the funds are received.

All applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and must be classified as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the Code. No grants are awarded until evidence of public charity status is verified.

The Foundation does not make awards for programs which fall outside its fields of interest and geographic focus and it does not make grants for:

- Endowments
- Major capital projects
- Individuals, including scholarships for specified individuals
- Advocacy and community organizing
- Grantees which have not submitted progress reports for previous grants
- Organizations which have received a grant in the past two years
- Organizations that have been turned down for grants in the past two years
- Projects that have already been completed.

The Foundation solicits new project ideas through a simple Preliminary Application. Please contact Annemarie Henkel to discuss your idea and request access to the Preliminary Application Form (which is an online form). Preliminary Applications are due by 6:00 PM EST on April 10.

Preliminary Applications are reviewed by the board in May. Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by May 31, with proposals due on July 15.

Funding decisions will be announced by September 30 with payment by October 31.

How to apply: http://ignitephilanthropy.com/the-nellie-leaman-taft-foundation/how-to-apply/

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

Annemarie Henkel, Grant Advisor
Phone: 513-351-1945
Email: ahenkel@ignitephilanthropy.com

Susan Ingmire, Grant Advisor
Phone: 513-351-1945
Email: singmire@ignitephilanthropy.com

The Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation
c/o Ignite Philanthropy
1776 Mentor Ave, Suite 260
Cincinnati, OH 45212

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USA: California: Orange County;   Maine: Mid-Coast: defined as the towns of Bath/Brunswick/Topsham, Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Lincolnville, Cushing, Damariscotta, Rockland/Thomaston/Owls Head, Searsport, and Union.;   Massachusetts: Boston Region;   Ohio: Greater Cincinnati

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