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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits for Agriculture-Based Programs Related to
Education, Animal Welfare, Environment, and Economic Development

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Ohio Farm Bureau (OFB) Foundation

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Ohio nonprofits for agriculture-based programs in the focus areas of the environment, animal welfare, education, and economic development. Funding is intended for general support, program expansion, startup funding for new organizations, or capital for equipment necessary to implement programs. Collaborations among organizations are encouraged.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact in four core areas of giving:

  • Education: Providing grants for professional development programs allowing individuals to advance their knowledge of agriculture, share ideas, and improve people’s lives.
  • Environment: Funding sensible solutions that contribute to a healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable Ohio by focusing on increased care for land and water.
  • Economic Development: Capturing opportunities that build prosperity, create jobs, and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans by funding projects that spur economic growth in local communities.
  • Human-Animal Bond: Promoting the proper care of animals and the many ways they bring quality to human life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180274

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts are typically between $1,000 and $3,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are provided for a one-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are typically made only to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, or who have a sponsoring agency with this status. Under certain circumstances, applicant organizations that do not meet this criteria, but are providing a charitable program, may be considered. In all cases, the applicant organization must deliver services in the State of Ohio and have a clear charitable purpose.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation will generally not support:
- Support to individuals
- Capital campaigns and endowments
- Contests or pageants
- Organizations whose services do not benefit the community at large
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
- Registration fees

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are being accepted through April 1, 2021.

Funding requests must be submitted electronically. An organization may apply for funds once every twelve months.

Matching funds and/or resources are required.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Kelly Burns, Executive Director

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
280 N. High St 6th Fl
Columbus, OH 43215
P: (614) 249-2400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio

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