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 Janwin.Zeegar-Holman@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


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 click 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 information, click HERE.


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! 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.

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 Stocker Foundation

If you are part of an organization serving Lorain and/or Cuyahoga county, this grant may be for you. The Stocker Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life for children, youth, and families, particularly through educational programs. If you want to submit a letter of inquiry, click HERE and click the yellow button at the bottom.

Toledo Community Foundation

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

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

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.

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 the first cycle and November 1 for the second cycle. 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.

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 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

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.