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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!

Grant Resources

Full list of Federal government agencies.

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.

Official site to get registered to apply for federal government grant programs. Registration is required to apply for federal grants and is available to organizations and individuals. Site also serves as a search tool for federal funding sources.

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 ODE website offers information and application guidelines for various grant opportunities within the state of Ohio. Grants range from small to large and for different types of organizations, including school districts, non-profits, after-school programs, and others.

The ODH website offers various grant opportunities relative to numerous health issues. Site provides information on grant availability and guidelines for proposals.

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: 
OCHLA.OLAnet@ochla.state.oh.us


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:

  • 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


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:

  • 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
Spotlight Grants
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.

 
Walmart Community Grants

Walmart offers grants ranging from $250 all the way up to over $100,000. They're still taking applications for smaller, community grants that range between $250-$2500. They have 8 core values so your program simply has to fall under those which include food security, health, education, and diversity programs. The smaller community grants can be submitted at any time up until December 31, 2017. Find the online application 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. 

 
2017 Foundation Grants
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.
 
Proctor & Gamble - P&G Fund - National

Proctor & Gamble, is a competitive grant that builds displaced families, helps with hygiene education, healthy living and illness prevention. If you want more information click HERE. The amount varies and the grant applications are accepted from July 1st to September 30th. 

 
Scripps Howard Foundation - Large Grant - Cincinnati, Ohio

Scripps Howard Foundation, provide support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture, and inclusive civic affairs. For more information click HEREThe the amount is more than $15,000 deadline is July 1st through September 29th.

 
Scripps Howard Foundation - Small Grant - Cincinnati, Ohio

Scripps Howard Foundation, provide support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture, and inclusive civic affairs. For more information click HERE. The the amount is less than $15,000 deadline is July 1st through September 29th.  

 
Herbert W. Hoover Foundation – HWH III – Canton, Ohio

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation offers grants three times per year in Canton, Ohio. The areas of focus include: education, community and environment. A letter of Inquiry is requested. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is September 29, 2017.

 
Union County Foundation - Octoberl Quarterly Grant - Marysville, Ohio

Union County Foundation, welcomes questions at 937-642-9618 or via e-mail info@unioncountyfoundation,org. They are looking for new solutions for community problems, civic and community engagement. For more information click HERE. The amount varies and the deadline is October 2, 2017.

 
Stranahan Foundation - Grant Cycle B - Toledo, Ohio

Stranahan Foundation offer grants in Toledo, Ohio. The area of focus include: self-sufficiency, society and environment improvement. For more information click HERE. The amount varies and a LOI is due by November 1, 2017. 

 
GAR Foundation - November 1st Grant - Akron, Ohio
GAR Foundation, offers grants four times per year in the focused areas: Education, Civic, Arts & Culture. Request Education focused initiatives only. If you would like more information click, HERE. The amount varies. The deadline is November 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
 
Austin-Baily Health and Wellness Foundation - December Application - Holmes, Starks, Tuscarawas

Austin-Baily Health and Wellness Foundation focuses on the physical and mental well-being of  the community, For more information click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is December 12, 2017.

 
The Hershey Foundation - Hershey Grant II - Northeastern Ohio

The Hershey Foundation offers grants to the Northeastern part of Ohio. The amounts vary and the areas of focus includes: innovative arts, cultural and science programming for children of all ages. The funding can be used for projects, equipment, capital and endowment campaigns. For more information, click HERE. The amount varies and the DUE DATE is December 1, 2017.

 
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.

 
Lubrizol Foundation- Lubrizol Grant - Cleveland, Ohio

The Lubrizol Foundation offers grants annually in Cleveland, Ohio.  The areas of focus includes:  education, health care, human services, civic, cultural, environmental and youth services. For more information click HERE. The amount varies and the grant has NO DUE DATE.

 
Robert S. Morrison Foundation - Grant Application - over $5,000.00 - Jefferson, Ohio / Ashtabula

The Robert S. Morrison Foundation offers several grant opportunities in Jefferson, Ohio. The foundation values community, economics, and human services. For more information click HERE. The amount is over $ 5,000.00 and the grant has NO DUE DATE.