Stranahan Foundation Grant

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

GrantWatch ID#: 180554
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Stranahan Foundation


01/10/18 Noon ET

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Grants to Toledo, Ohio nonprofits for programs in the areas of physical and mental health; education; arts and culture; ecological well-being; and human services. A Letter of Inquiry is due November 1, 2017. Funding is available for start-up programs, capital, and operating costs.

More details on the program areas are as follows:

The emphasis is to:
- Support initiatives that will increase the quality of education for students at the pre-school, primary and secondary levels, and/or promote access to quality educational programs;
- Support learning institutions that value independent thinking, artistic appreciation, cultural, economic and ethnic diversity, and community service
- Support and provide access to programs that offer alternatives to traditional educational opportunities (for example, career-oriented or vocational training, etc.)
- Support small manageable programs within institutions of higher learning

Physical and Mental Health
Support for programs – in both the physical and mental health arenas - that build healthy communities, with a particular interest in those that:
- Create better access to care
- Educate people to take better care of themselves and their families
- Support alternative care methods
- Support preventive measures
- Support research to eradicate health crises

Ecological Well-Being
Ecological well-being is inextricably linked to the sustainability of local communities. The Foundation seeks to support programs (in local communities) that focus on:
- Preserving or returning to healthy, sustainable communities for both current and future generations
- Conserving and restoring our natural environment
- Educating community members about our natural environment

Arts and Culture
Every person should have access to the creative process and that the arts have a unique and powerful ability to improve the quality of life because they:
- Communicate
- Delight and educate
- Motivate and build self-esteem
- Build and reinforce communities
- Have therapeutic value

The Foundation has a particular interest in programs that reach out to and include those who might not otherwise have such opportunities. Priority is given to programs which directly engage participants, of any age, in the creative process.

Human Services
The Foundation seeks to strengthen local communities through support for programs that offer disadvantaged families and individuals of all ages:
- Access to services that meet basic human needs
- Opportunities to work, recreate and fully participate in community life
- Avenues for achieving self-sufficiency and making positive contributions to their community

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.

In order to be considered, potential applicants must be organizations described in section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Geographic Eligibility: ALL 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.

Religious organizations with proposals for programs clearly related to the 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.

Review Cycle A:
- May 1st by noon Eastern – Letter of Inquiry is Due. You will be informed by early June whether you are invited to submit a full application.
- July 1st by noon Eastern – Full Application is Due. You will be notified in late November whether your request has been approved. If the request is approved, the earliest that funds would be available would be December 1st.

Review Cycle B:
- 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 June 1st.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Full applications may be submitted by invitation only, and only by organizations that have completed the letter of inquiry process.

Note 3: Earliest date funds would be available reflects the earliest date a grant period can commence. The Foundation cannot pay for expenses incurred prior to this time.

Application instructions:


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

Janna Lake

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

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