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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Churches, Schools, and Agencies
in Eligible Regions to Meet the Needs of Local Residents

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Erie County Community Foundation (ECCF)

Deadline Date:

08/01/20 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, and governmental agencies in eligible regions for initiatives that meet the needs of local residents. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of community development, arts and humanities, environment, education, youth services, and health and social services. Grant projects must serve Erie County residents.

The Foundation encourages proposals for projects that:

  • Enhance cooperation and collaboration among Erie County organizations, thereby eliminating duplication of services.
  • Strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve the community.
  • Have potential for leveraging other resources and demonstrate sustainability through additional funding from a broad base of supporters.
  • Yield substantial community benefits and serve a broad segment of the community, particularly the underserved.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180324

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum grant awards are $1,000, with a general range of $1,000-$20,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are typically awarded for one year only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be determined to be tax exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). Churches, schools, governmental or other entities covered by a group exemption are eligible for funding but must provide a copy of the group exemption letter and documentation of the organization’s inclusion within the group. Grant projects must serve Erie County residents.

Generally, grants are not made for advertising or sponsorships; annual campaigns; debt reduction; medical or other research organizations; political purposes or lobbying activities; routine operating expenses for ongoing programs, salaries/benefits of organization staff; sectarian religious purposes; tickets or advertising for fundraising events.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received in the foundation office by 5:00 p.m. on February 1 and August 1.

Applicant organizations may be contacted for further information or documentation regarding the grant application.

Contact Information:

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

Please mail application to:
Erie County Community Foundation
135 E. Washington Row
Sandusky, OH 44870

Please call Randy Wagner at 419-621-9690 or email randyw@eriefoundation.org for assistance or questions regarding the ECCF grant making programs.

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USA: Ohio: Erie County

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