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Community Grants

Grant applications due August 8, 2022
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The Delaware County Foundation supports numerous non-profit organizations that work to improve our community. Grant funds are made available across a variety of categories based on donor intent and the guidance of our committee. 

Grant Requirements

  • Nonprofit organizations and government entities with projects that benefit Delaware County Ohio residents are eligible to apply.
  • Grants are not made to individuals.

Eligible Organizations

Organizations that either (a) have established their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not “private foundations” as defined under section 509(a) of the Code; or (b) have tax exemption as a governmental or other publicly-funded entity; or (c) have a qualified, tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.

All organizations and programs aligned with the Foundation’s funding priorities and addressing identified community needs are invited to apply.

Priority will be given to nonprofit organizations that are specifically addressing these areas: 

    • Arts & Culture: Support for arts and cultural activities that enrich the lives of individuals, promote interactions among residents, and build community.  
    • Basic Needs: Investment in approaches that combat food insecurity, provide affordable housing, and remove barriers to transportation, childcare, and education for low-income residents. 
    • Education: Support for innovative programs for all students, preschool through adult. 
    • Economic Opportunity: Investment in the workforce of tomorrow by funding programs that build prosperity, create jobs, and enhance the quality of life in our communities. 
    • Environment: Funding solutions that contribute to healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable Ohio. 
    • Animal Welfare: Promoting the proper care of animals and the many ways they bring quality to our lives. 

Exclusions

    • Activities that are non-secular or promote a religious doctrine
    • Academic or medical research
    • Annual fundraising campaigns or events
    • Creation of, or addition to, endowment funds
    • Payment of debt or legal settlements
    • Political or partisan purposes

Award Information

Grants are expected to range between $2,500 to $20,000 and will be funded in three waves as funding is made available.

Timeline 

  • July 1st – Grant opportunity opens
  • August 8th – Grant submission deadline
  • Mid-December – Grants Announced

Grant projects are typically completed by the applicant within 12 months after Foundation approval; however, preference will be given to projects which plan to be completed within 6 months of funding.

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Grant Cycle
2022 (Opens July 1st, Closes August 8th)

 All grant requests must be submitted through the Foundation’s online portal. No hard copy applications will be accepted.

Download Grant Announcement and FAQ

Download Grant Questions

Before you begin, applications will need:
• IRS Letter of Determination (Establishes the tax-exempt status of your organization or partner)
• Most Recent 990 (Can be downloaded from Guidestar.com for free)
• Organization Budget
• Program/ Project Budget

Disclosures

The Foundation actively promotes diversity, equality and access, and a community free of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious background, age or disability. The Foundation reflects this philosophy in considering grant requests.

The Foundation reserves the right to review all applications with community agencies, resources people, and/or other funding sources. This can occur when additional input is believed necessary or to help assess the proposal and its potential significance

Disclosures

The Foundation actively promotes diversity, equality and access, and a community free of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious background, age or disability. The Foundation reflects this philosophy in considering grant requests.

The Foundation reserves the right to review all applications with community agencies, resources people, and/or other funding sources. This can occur when additional input is believed necessary or to help assess the proposal and its potential significance