Small Grants Program

The Small Grants provides support for several areas that align with donor focus. Applicants may apply for up to $25,000; however, the majority of the grants awarded will be $1,000 to $10,000.

Area of Focus Description Amount Available
Animals Health, Habitat, and Care See Core Support Grants
Service Animals See Core Support Grants
Green Funds Conservation and Environment (May deadline only) Closed
Community Improvement Historical Preservation Closed
Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement (October deadline only) $90,000
Civic and Public Projects Closed
 Education English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities $5,500
School to Work Transition: for students not going to college Closed
Health Mental Health Closed
Children’s Mental Health Closed
Family Planning $29,000
Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education (May deadline only) Closed
Health Education Closed
In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations $10,000
Substance Abuse Closed
Vision Protection and Blindness Prevention See Core Support Grants
Special Populations Elderly Closed
Deaf or Hard of Hearing See Core Support Grants
Blind or Visually Impaired See Core Support Grants
Terminally Ill $32,000
Social Services Character and Leadership Development in Youth Closed
Community Planning for Human Services Closed
Domestic Violence Closed
Parent Education Closed
Summer Camp Maintenance (October deadline only) $46,500
Outside of Franklin County Mary Eleanor Morris Fund: Religious, Educational, and Charitable Programs in Logan County (May deadline only) Closed
R. Alvin Stevenson Fund: Health and Human Services in Hocking and Fairfield Counties (May deadline only) Closed

Grant Application Process

  • Access, complete, and submit the application online. The form is accessible one month before the deadline.
  • Applications must be submitted by the first Friday of May and October. Consult the Events Calendar for the specific deadline dates.


  • With the exception of funds outside of Franklin County, the organization must have a primary impact in Franklin County.
  • Operating support will only be considered when the applicant demonstrates continuous innovation that enhances services.
  • A PowerPhilanthropy portrait is not required for this funding.
  • A copy of your organization’s annual audit may be requested. Please review the Foundation’s Audit Requirement and Exemption Request Form (PDF).
  • Grantees must submit a Final Report (PDF), due 30 days following the end of the grant period.

Staff Contacts

For questions, contact Emily Savors.

For Conservation, contact Dan Sharpe.

For technical assistance, contact Melissa Neely.

For the Mary Eleanor Morris Fund, contact Melissa Neely.

For the R. Alvin Stevenson Fund, contact Hailey Stroup.

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