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Delaware County Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/08/22 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community enhancement projects in eligible regions. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of basic needs, education, arts, culture, environment, animal welfare, and economic opportunity. Applicants must serve the residents of Delaware County.

The Delaware County Foundation supports numerous nonprofit organizations that work to improve the community. Grant funds are made available across a variety of categories based on donor intent and the guidance of the committee. 

Priority will be given to nonprofit organizations that are specifically addressing these areas: 

  • Arts & Culture: Support for arts and cultural activities that enrich the lives of individuals, promote interactions among residents, and build community.  
  • Basic Needs: Investment in approaches that combat food insecurity, provide affordable housing, and remove barriers to transportation, childcare, and education for low-income residents. 
  • Education: Support for innovative programs for all students, preschool through adult. 
  • Economic Opportunity: Investment in the workforce of tomorrow by funding programs that build prosperity, create jobs, and enhance the quality of life in communities. 
  • Environment: Funding solutions that contribute to healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable Ohio. 
  • Animal Welfare: Promoting the proper care of animals and the many ways they bring quality to lives. 

For more information on each category, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160333

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are expected to range between $2,500 to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant projects are typically completed by the applicant within 12 months after Foundation approval; however, preference will be given to projects which plan to be completed within 6 months of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Nonprofit organizations and government entities with projects that benefit Delaware County Ohio residents are eligible to apply.
- Organizations that either (a) have established their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not “private foundations” as defined under section 509(a) of the Code; or (b) have tax exemption as a governmental or other publicly-funded entity; or (c) have a qualified, tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.
- Grants are not made to individuals.


- Activities that are non-secular or promote a religious doctrine
- Academic or medical research
- Annual fundraising campaigns or events
- Creation of, or addition to, endowment funds
- Payment of debt or legal settlements
- Political or partisan purposes

Pre-Application Information:

- July 1st – Grant opportunity opens
- August 8th at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight) – Grant submission deadline
- Mid-December – Grants Announced

All grant requests must be submitted through the Foundation’s online portal. No hard copy applications will be accepted.

If your non-profit organization has not received a grant from the Foundation in the last 5 years, please upload a copy of your IRS Tax Determination Letter, 501(c)(3) designation.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For the online application portal, see:

For questions regarding the grant, please email:

737 Enterprise Dr. Ste. A | Lewis Center, Ohio 43035


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