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 Closed
Service Animals Closed
Arts Furthering Experiences in the Arts: particularly visual arts for school age children in both public and private schools Closed
Green Funds Conservation and Environment (May deadline only) Closed
Community Improvement Historical Preservation $10,200
Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement (October deadline only) $78,000
Civic and Public Projects Closed
Education Education Projects $67,600
English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities $5,100
School to Work Transition: for students not going to college Closed
Health Mental Health Closed
Children’s Mental Health $38,400
Family Planning $14,300
Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education (May deadline only) Closed
Health Education $17,600
In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations $21,000
Substance Abuse $46,600
Vision Protection and Blindness Prevention Closed
Special Populations Elderly Closed
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Closed
Blind or Visually Impaired $10,800
Terminally Ill $28,500
Social Services Character and Leadership Development in Youth Closed
Community Planning for Human Services $11,200
Domestic Violence Closed
Parent Education Closed
Summer Camp Maintenance (October deadline only) $34,900
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.


  • 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 (PDF) and Audit 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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