How to Apply
The Foundation solicits new project ideas through a simple Preliminary Application form available from the Foundation’s grant advisors, Ignite Philanthropy. Grants are approved once a year at the board meeting in September.
Applicants must wait three years from approval of their most recent grant before applying again. Applicants that are not funded also must wait three years before re-applying.
Based on recent history, in a typical year, the Foundation:
Application Process and Forms
The Foundation solicits new project ideas through a simple Preliminary Application. Please contact Teresa Hoelle no later than April 3 at 513-401-6449 to discuss your idea and request access to the Preliminary Application Form.
Preliminary Applications are due by 9:00 PM EST on April 10 and are reviewed by the board in May. Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by June 1, with proposals due on July 14.
For full proposals, the Foundation uses an online grant application process. If invited to submit a full proposal, you will receive instructions at that time for the online application process.
Funding decisions will be announced in October with payment by November 2.
After Grants are Awarded:
Progress and Final Reports
A two-page report on the progress of the program or project, and details on the how the grant funds were spent, is due by September 1 of the year following the grant award. The report should restate the objectives of the grant and clearly document how the grant goals were met, what your organization learned from the grant, and what obstacles or challenges you faced during the grant period. In addition, the project budget and actual income/expenses must be attached. A suggested report template can be downloaded from the link above and to the right.
|April 5:||Deadline to Request Application Access|
|April 12:||Preliminary Applications Due|
|June 1:||Notifications Sent|
|July 14:||Full Proposals Due (invitation only)|
|Sept. 1:||Previous Year’s Progress Reports Due|
|Oct. 15:||Grant Award Notifications Sent|
|Nov. 2:||Grant Checks Mailed|