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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies for Arts,
Health, Social Services, and Educational Programs in Erie County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Erie County Community Foundation (ECCF)

Deadline Date:

08/01/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to Erie County, Ohio nonprofit organizations, government agencies, churches, and schools to benefit local communities. Funding is specifically intended for programs related to the environment, arts and humanities, health and social services, youth, and education.

The Foundation encourages proposals for projects that:
-Enhance cooperation and collaboration among Erie County organizations, thereby eliminating duplication of services.
-Strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve the community.
-Have potential for leveraging other resources and demonstrate sustainability through additional funding from a broad base of supporters.
-Yield substantial community benefits and serve a broad segment of the community, particularly the underserved.

Eligible Expenses:
-Services: Any contracted services (for example, printing, professional advice, presenters, or independent contractor fees) to be funded with this grant.
-Supplies: Any supplies for the project to be paid for with funds from this grant.
-Capital Improvements: Any property purchase, equipment, building materials or facility improvements of the project to be funded with this grant.
-Other: Any costs that do not fit into the above categories.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180324

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum grant awards are $1,000, with a general range of $1,000 - $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are typically awarded for one year only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


-Organizations must be determined to be tax exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).

-Churches, schools, governmental or other entities covered by a group exemption are eligible for funding but must provide a copy of the group exemption letter and documentation of the organization’s inclusion within the group.

-Generally, grants are not made for advertising or sponsorships; annual campaigns; debt reduction; medical or other research organizations; political purposes or lobbying activities; routine operating expenses for ongoing programs, salaries/benefits of organization staff; sectarian religious purposes; tickets or advertising for fundraising events.

-Grants for the benefit of an individual are made through Field of Interest Funds for education and health-related needs. Grants are made only to organizations determined to be tax exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3), and also including churches, schools, universities, governmental or other entities covered by a group exemption. Direct payment of a grant to an individual is prohibited; grants will be paid to the sponsoring non-profit organization on behalf of the individual.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office by 5:00 PM on February 1 and August 1.

Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:

Erie County Community Foundation
135 E. Washington Row
Sandusky, OH 44870

Direct questions to:

Randy Wagner

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Erie County