Ohio Directories of Grant Resources

State Agency Grant Directory
OCHLA's comprehensive database of all Ohio state agencies and any grants they offer. 

Central Ohio Grant Foundations

Corporate Ohio Grant Foundations

Northeast Ohio Grant Foundations

Northwest Ohio Grant Foundations

Southeast Ohio Grant Foundations

Southwest Ohio Grant Foundations

 

 

 

Current Highlighted Grants:

I) Educational Grants:

 

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic AssistanceHispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants

    Objectives: The objective of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. These programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.

    Deadline: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

    Website: www.CFDA.gov

  • CODE2040 - Non-Profit for Tech Diversity

    Objectives: Laura Weidman Powers, the group's co-founder and chief executive, said minorities are often at a disadvantage when seeking out and interviewing for jobs because they lack instruction on how to prepare. One of Google's grants will help CODE2040 create a program aimed at training black and Latino students how to apply for an interview for a technical job or internship. 

    Deadline: Contact the organization for application deadlines.

    Website: 
    www.code2040.org



     

II) Health Grants:

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    Expansion of the Certified Pathways Community HUB (Infant Mortality) Model Grant

    Objectives: This request for proposal, including grant requirements and technical assistance information, will be available at the Ohio Commission on Minority Health's website starting on Monday, August 10th, 2015. You may call the office for more information (614) 466-4000.

    Deadline: 5PM on Monday, September 28th, 2015

    Website: www.mih.ohio.gov



     

     

III) Business Development Grants:

  • USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service - Rural Business Programs

    Objectives: Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and
    growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and
    financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural
    businesses. These programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills
    that can help to start and/or grow a business. Business Programs also support the creation and preservation
    of quality jobs in rural areas.


    Deadline: Differ depending on program, please visit USDA.gov to learn more. 

    Website: www.rd.usda.gov

 


IV) Arts Grants:

 

  • National Endowment for the Arts - NEA Research: Art Works


    Objectives: Project may start on May 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. Grants generally may cover a period of performance
    of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data collection as part of the proposed
    activity. Projects that include primary data collection may request up to three years. Research areas include the
    system's core components of Arts Participation and Arts Creation; the system's inputs (Arts Infrastructure and
    Education & Training); and the system's main outcomes, e.g., cognitive or emotional benefits to individuals, or
    civic or economic benefits to communities.

    Deadline: October 20th, 2015

    Website: arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works

     

For any questions or concerns, please contact: OCHLA.OLAnet@ochla.state.oh.us

Federal Directories of Grant Resources

A-Z Guide of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
Full list of Federal government agencies.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Contains detailed program descriptions for 2,167 Federal assistance programs. The following chart shows the program distribution for the top five issuing agencies. Click here for regional agency contacts for agencies in the CFDA.

Grants.gov
Official site to get registered to apply for federal government grant programs. 

Minority Resources, Money & More
Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center's Information Services Team (2011). Includes federal grants, non-federal grants, resources, and a listing of events.

The Foundation Center
This is a one-stop-shop that serves as a directory for foundations and grant opportunities, grant funding trends, resources, and event listings.

For any questions or concerns, please contact: 
Megan.Honaker@ochla.state.oh.us


 

 

Grants and Funding

We update our Grant page periodically to reflect the latest grants available for Latino serving organizations. If you need help understanding or writing a grant or just have questions, please feel to email Megan.Honaker@ochla.state.oh.us or call 614-387-3082. We also have a monthly grant newsletter and if you'd like to receive those, please subscribe here!

Spotlight Grants

TOLEDO ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION GRANTS

If you live in or around Toledo, the Toledo Rotary Club has three grant cycles a year. The next deadline is March 31 and then July 31. Maximums are $10,000 and consideration will be given to projects meeting the needs of disadvantaged populations, such as the elderly, youth, and individuals with disabilities. To apply clikc HERE.

 
Schneider

Schneider gives grants and in-kind support to nonprofits that have programs which will benefit the community. Funding can support capital campaigns, disaster relief, memorial funds for associates or family members, and more. The catch? The community needs to be near or in a city that Schneider operates such as Columbus, Marion, or Obetz. Ongoing grant cycle so no rush! To apply clikc HERE.

 
Brooks Brothers

This fashion brand wants to serve communities across the United States. They choose to partner with nonprofits that are focused on men's, women's, and children's health issues, as well as education and the arts. They review applications within two weeks and will let you know soon after about their decision. For more infromaiton click HERE.

 
PNC

PNC has on ongoing grant cycle for government agencies, nonprofits, schools, and faith-based organizations that work in the areas of early childhood education, affordable housing, community development/revitalization, community services, and arts and culture. Take the eligibility quiz HERE.

 
KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! offers in-kind donations of playground equipment to US municipalities, schools,and nonprofits that serve children. There are two kinds of playground equipment you could receive but both inspire children to be creative and communicative. This is an ongoing grant and would be perfect for an after-school program! For more information or to apply click HERE.

 
Toledo Community Foundation
For organizations in the Toledo area, the Toledo Community Foundation has many opportunities for non-profit funding. Each grant is unique and has different application deadlines and rules for applying. Please review their website and apply for the grant that would benefit your group the most!
 
Kroger
Kroger has a rolling application for communities all around Ohio. They focus on food/hunger relief in a variety of ways. Follow this link to see if they're giving out grants in your area! 
 
Lbrands
LBrands owns some massive companies and wants to help out their communities. They do have specific criteria and focus their philanthropy on Columbus and Kettering, Ohio. Check out their requirements here and see if your nonprofit is a good match!
 
Ohio Arts Council
The Ohio Arts Council has various grants available for throughout the year. There are also many options for events/programs you can have that could apply to multiple organizations. Check out all the grants here.  
 
Huntington
Huntington believes in supporting non-profits all across Ohio and other states. Their target areas are housing/community revitalization, community and social services, financial education, and economic/community development. They review requests monthly and you can apply here.
 
 
Place-based Initiatives Grant

Combine creativity with art or culture that helps community development or urban planning. Collaborate and join efforts with other organizations or community leaders to apply for this grant! As long as you’re cross-disciplinary and want to help economically distressed neighborhood, this grant can help. Applications are received on a rolling basis. Find the grant here for more information.

 
Cleveland Indians Diamond Improvement Grant - Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians want to help their community! Any organization that focuses on Health & Wellness should look at this grant in particular. The Indians want to help baseball/softball programs which would promote healthy practices for children. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and this grant is local to Cleveland areas. Click here for more information.
 
J.M. Smuckers Grant

Smuckers wants to support local communities - the community just has to be geographically located near a city that it has offices or facilities in. They support 4 main target areas: literacy, pet related events, civic and cultural projects, and hunger relief. They accept applications on a rolling basis, just make sure you submit at least 60 days before the planned event. To apply, click here.

 
Fifth Third Bank - Community Service Grant - Cincinnati, Ohio

Fifth Third Bank - Community Service Grant focuses on education, health, human services, arts and culture. For more information click HERE. First submit LOI amount varies. 

 

Foundation Grants

The Lawrence Foundation

Of special interest to Puerto Rican relief efforts, The Lawrence Foundation has 2 grant cycles per year. Grants are due by April 30 and then November 1. They have funded organizations that address issues with the environment, human services, disaster relief, and others. Take a look at what they don't fund and then apply HERE if your program meets requirements! 

 
Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation gives grants to nonprofits who are seeking funding for arts and culture programs and/or projects that "deepen society's understanding of diverse communities and social issues."  The funding is intended to allow artists and culture bearers the opportunity to open discourse and influence a community's social change goals. It's an ongoing grant so submit a LOI. Tom apply click HERE.

 
Ronald W. Burkle Foundation

The mission of this Foundation is to "strengthen international understanding, foster worker's rights, empower underserved communities, nurture the arts and architecture, and engage children in learned and scientific research." They accept LOI's on a rolling basis, to apply click HERE.

 
The Dayton Foundation - Grants available for up to $75,000 - Ohio

The Dayton Foundation has grants available for up to $75,000 to Ohio nonprofits and projects in the Greater Dayton area. Areas of impact include social services, the arts, health, and the environment. Letters of intent are due by July 20, 2018. Funding is offered for capital projects, capacity building, program expansion, and special projects. For more infomation click HERE.

 
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana -

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is awarding grants to specific counties in Ohio: Hamilton, Butler, and Preble. Preference will be given to programs that focus on creativity, challenge individuals to explore their potential for achievement, provide innovative approaches to community problems, and reflecting Honda's spirit of seeking the toughest challenges and approaching them with youthfulness and creativity. Grant application is due by June 15 or you could apply for the fall term: September 15. Fot more infromation click HERE.

 
Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation seeks elgibile nonprofits and agencies that have programming for law-related activities that enhance public understanding of law and support the pursuit of justice.Applications must schedule an appointment with program staff prior to applying. Applications are due at 5 PM on August 15. For more information or to apply click HERE.

 
Duke Energy

Grants of up to $10,000 to enhance the quality of life in the funding source's communities. Program areas include community impact, the environment, and education. Organizations are encouraged to contact the Foundation staff with a brief project overview to ensure the project is a good fit. For more information click HERE.

 
CareSource Foundation - Annual Grant - Ohio
CareSource Foundation focuses on children and families economic stability, job skills, healthcare and public policy related to health issues. For more information click HEREThe amount is between $3,000 - $10,000 and reviewed six times a year.
 
Huntington Bank - Excess $5,000 - Ohio

Huntington Bank - focus on housing, community revitalization, social services, financial education and economic development. For more information click HERE. No Due Date amount over $5,000.

 
Reuter Foundation - Grant for the Disadvantaged - Cleveland, Ohio

Reuter Foundation -  focuses on social services of the poor, needy, homeless and disadvantaged of Cleveland, Ohio. For more information click HERE. No DUE Date and the amount is between $2,000 and $35,000 per grant.

 
PNC Bank Foundation - Ohio Foundation Grants - Ohio

PNC Bank Foundation - Focus on education and economic development for low to moderate income people. For more information click HERE. The amount varies and the Due Date varies. 

 
JP Morgan Chase Foundation - Columbus, Cleveland, Akron-Canton, Youngstown, Cincinnati, Dayton

JP Morgan Chase Foundation accepts grants by Letter of Intent  first showing the the Pillars of Philanthropic Giving. If you want more information on this grant click HERE. The amount varies and the grant has no due date.