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Core Support Grants

Core Support Grants

Core Support categories are based on the interests of donors who have established funds to support a variety of focus areas. These grants provide multi-year support for administrative expenses, infrastructure costs, and programs. The most informative applications will demonstrate high quality and effective programming, and will have a strategic plan and an annual audit. Grant applications for multi-year support are accepted every three years, by the first Friday of March, for the funding categories reflected below. Applications will next be accepted in 2024.

Grant Application Guidelines


  • Applying organizations with a minimum of three years of operations as a 501(c)(3) will be most competitive.
  • The primary service area is Franklin County.
  • Colleges, universities, hospitals, government entities, or public/private schools are not eligible to apply.
  • Grants are awarded for up to three consecutive years. Payments in years two and three are issued upon review of annual progress reports.


Description Amount Available
Health, Habitat, and Care of Domestic Animals  
Service Animals  
Domestic Violence  
Family Planning  
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Populations  
Vision Protection and Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired  


Staff Contacts


If you have general questions or are interested in applying, please contact Emily Savors. For technical assistance, please contact Melissa McCool