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 Assistance- Hispanic 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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 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!
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
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.
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.
L Brands funds all organizations, but give priority to organizations doing work in the areas of:
Health and womens empowerment
Nurturing and mentoring children
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 - 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 - 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 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.