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Stranahan Foundation Grant

Grants to Toledo Area, Ohio Nonprofits for Health,
Arts, Education, and Human Services

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Foundation / Corporation

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Stranahan Foundation

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Deadline Date:

07/01/19 Noon ET


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Grants to Toledo area, Ohio nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of physical and mental health, education, arts and culture, ecological well-being, and human services. A Letter of Inquiry must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support start-up programs, capital projects, and operating costs.

For a detailed description of the five priority areas, see the URL for Full Text listed below.

The Stranahan Foundation has a particular interest in considering proposals that exhibit:

- A plan for addressing significant community needs;
- Innovative or unique approaches to solving community problems;
- A focus on addressing root causes of problems;
- Efficient use of community resources. Strong consideration will be given to requests that include plans for coordination, cooperation and sharing among nonprofit organizations, with a view toward strengthening service provision and avoiding unnecessary duplication;
- Support from the community, including potential funders, other nonprofits, community leaders and potential beneficiaries;
- The ability to track and report clear, measurable results;
- A thoughtful, reasonable plan for obtaining continuing financial support from internal and/or external sources once Foundation grant funds are expended.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180554

Term of Contract:

For applications due July 1, the grant period commences on the following January 1.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must have current status as a public charity as defined in section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

In addition, applicants must either be:

(a) Serving the Toledo, Ohio area, or
(b) Invited (to submit a letter of inquiry) by a Stranahan Foundation representative. Unsolicited letters of inquiry from organizations outside the Toledo, Ohio area cannot be considered.

The Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate in the leadership, staffing or service provision on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious beliefs.

The Foundation respects the importance of religion to many people as well as freedom of religious choice. The Foundation does not feel that funds should promote any particular religion. Religious organizations with proposals for programs clearly related to the Foundation's funding areas may be considered if the funds are dedicated solely to the specific program, are not used for the advancement of a particular religious persuasion, and if the program is available to all in need, regardless of religious belief.

The Stranahan Foundation does not normally consider proposals for funding in the following areas: Personal businesses; reduction or elimination of deficits; projects that are located outside of the United States; endowment fund campaigns; government sponsored or controlled projects; or individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants must, as a first step, submit a letter of inquiry to the Stranahan Foundation. Full proposals are by invitation only and may only be submitted by organizations that are invited to apply after their letter of inquiry has been accepted and reviewed. All letters of inquiry and applications must be completed and submitted online via the e-grant system.

Deadline Dates:

Cycle 1:

- November 1st by noon Eastern – Letter of Inquiry is due. You will be informed by mid-December whether you are invited to submit a full application.
- January 10th by noon Eastern – Full Application is due. You will be notified in late May whether your request has been approved. If the request is approved, the earliest that funds would be available would be July 1st.

Cycle 2:

- May 1st by noon Eastern – Letter of Inquiry is due; notification will be in early June.
- July 1st by noon Eastern – Full Application is due. Notification will be in late November, with funds available to successful applicants as of the following January 1st.

If a deadline falls on a weekend, the due date moves to noon Eastern on the preceding Friday. If a deadline falls on a holiday, the due date moves to the closest preceding weekday, prior to the holiday.

To determine and select your grant type (and type of application to be submitted), see Application Instructions found below.

Application Deadlines:

Application Instructions:

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

For questions, contact:

Janna Lake

Stranahan Foundation
4169 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. #201
Toledo OH 43623

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Toledo area