Grant Seekers

Grant Information

Non-profits seeking funding from Ignite Philanthropy clients are encouraged to review the guidelines and processes found on the client pages linked to the right. You will find background on the foundations, including their grantmaking interests, criteria for eligible applicants, contact information, and application deadlines.

As a general rule, Ignite’s clients do not consider unsolicited applications.

Ignite is helping some of its clients make the transition to an on-line application to provide a more efficient and straightforward application experience for potential funding partners. Find out more using the links to the right. Another client, Bethesda Inc., has its own website with application information.

Client Profile

Ignite currently has 12 grantmaking clients, mostly located in Cincinnati, although some are in other states. On average, Ignite facilitates over $9 million annually in grants to non-profit organizations on behalf of the clients we serve. Many of our clients prefer to remain anonymous and rely on Ignite staff to source and research grant ideas.

Here is a general profile of our grantmaking clients:

  • CEOs of Fortune 500 companies
  • Well-established grantmaking foundations ranging from $2 million to $30 million in assets
  • Retirees and entrepreneurs
  • Corporations seeking to align giving and cause-related marketing
  • Families seeking to start donor-advised funds or foundations
  • Healthcare funders

Grantmaking Foundations

Bethesda Inc.’s bi3 (opens in a new site)
Doctors Foundation
Louise Taft Semple Foundation
Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation
Ruth J. & Robert A. Conway Foundation

Application Deadlines

March 31: Conway Foundation
Spring Meeting Applications Due
April 10: Nellie Leaman Taft
Preliminary Applications Due
May 15: Louise Taft Semple
Applications for July Due
July 15: Nellie Leaman Taft
Full Proposals Due
September 30: Conway Foundation
Fall Meeting Applications Due
October 15: Louise Taft Semple
Applications for December Due