Organizations are asked to review the foundation’s mission and interest areas below to determine whether their programs are aligned with the foundation’s grantmaking interests.
Please note that the application process and deadlines have changed to an online, two-stage Letter of Intent (LOI) process.
Organizations based in or serving the Miami County area and aligned with the foundation’s mission and interests are encouraged to begin an LOI.
The Duke Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst to enhance the quality of life in the Miami County area. The Duke Foundation’s grantmaking efforts focus on programs benefiting children, young adults, and families in the Miami County area (includes contiguous counties). Grants are made in the areas of social services, education, health, and the arts, and are made for both general and specific project support, including seed money for innovative programs. The Duke Foundation has frequently made challenge grants for projects to encourage matching gifts or additional funding from other donors.
Grant Application Instructions
Central Ohio Area Applications:
Miami County Area Applications:
|Spring Application Cycle||Fall Application Cycle|
|Letter of Intent available||March||July|
|Letter of Intent submission deadlines for 2017||April 24||August 1|
|Notification emails to applicants not being considered for funding||Mid-May||End of August|
|Notification emails to applicants forwarded to full proposal stage||Mid-May||End of August|
|Board decisions announced||End of July||End of October|
Examples of Grants
All grantees must complete a Final Report. Final reports are generally due 30 days following the project grant period. Please refer to your grant agreement for the exact deadline date. Please note that if a grantee applies for a new grant from the Paul G. Duke Foundation before an existing grant’s final report deadline, staff will contact the grantee regarding submission of a progress report or early submission of their final report.
Publicity for Approved Grants
The Paul G. Duke Foundation asks all nonprofit organizations receiving funding to help promote the vital role philanthropy plays in strengthening our community, and the importance of charitable giving to your organization’s effort to carry out its mission. The foundation’s logo is available in the Supporting Foundations section in the Toolkit.
If you are experiencing technical problems with your grant submission or final report, please contact the Paul G. Duke Foundation at 937/339-3853 or by email.