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.



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

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.

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: 



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 Mary.Sanchez@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

PNC - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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.


Saint Luke's Foundation - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Saint Luke's Foundation awards grants to organizations that directly benefit Cuyahoga County residents. Specific goals for the year that would be given special consideration are:

Reducing environmental triggers that affect housing safety

Demolition and rehabilitation in teh Saint Luke's neighborhood (Buckeye, Woodland Hills, Mt. Pleasant and Shaker Square/Larchmere)

Building and sustaining commercial corridors in the Saint Luke neighborhood

Increasing awareness and training of trauma informed care

Increasing availability of fresh, local, and healthy food

Promoting Medicaid policy efforts

Voter registration and education in disenfranchised neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County

Effective lead legislation

Click to apply

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Siemer Family Foundation - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Siemer Familiy Foundation offers grants to programs that focus on education, literacy and serving underprivileged families. Currently, specific grants are available for:

City Year Columbus supporting the Whole School Whole Child Program ($15,000)

Dominican Learning Center to support GED instruction and preparation ($10,000)

Gladden Community House to support the preschool program of Franklinton and Near West side communities ($10,000)

I KNOW I CAN to support Americorps Ohio College Guides for middle school, college and career advising ($25,000)

Urban Concern to support an afterschool program for students in the south Linden neighborhood ($15,000)


For more information consider attending one of the many information sessions to get all your questions answered.

To apply click here.


Foundation Grants

L Brands Foundation - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

L Brands funds all organizations, but give priority to organizations doing work in the areas of:

Health and womens empowerment

Nurturing and mentoring children

Improving education

Committment to inclusion

Enriching the cultural arts

L Brands is currently accepting applications for Cycle 1 of the grant cycle. The due date is March 30. Cycle 2 application becomes available on July 15 and is due September 30. Organizations must be registered through The Columbus Foundation's GO! Grants Online system.


Toledo Community Foundation - Monday, October 15, 2018

The Toledo Community Foundation offers a variety of grant opportunities such as support for green education initiatives and providing seed money for existing programs. Other grants are available at different times of the year. To see the full list, click HERE .


The Thomas H. White Foundation - Monday, October 15, 2018

The Thomas H. White Foundation has grants available for organizations serving Cuyahoga county and focusing on topics based in Education and Human Services. To see the full list of focus areas, and find out more on how to apply, click  HERE.


The Ohio Children's Foundation - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Working with children ages 0-5? The Ohio Children's Foundation has a grant available for organizations with initiatives focused on early brain development, physical and social skills, reading time with parents and their children, minimizing youth stressors, or advocating for public policies. If you are interested, click HERE for more info.


Huntington Bank - Excess $5,000 - Ohio - Monday, July 3, 2017

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 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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 - Monday, May 15, 2017

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


JP Morgan Chase Foundation - Columbus, Cleveland, Akron-Canton, Youngstown, Cincinnati, Dayton - Friday, March 31, 2017

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.