Paul G. Duke Foundation
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Miami County's nonprofit organizations has been dramatic and devastating. To quickly and directly provide these nonprofits with flexible support for immediate pandemic-related needs, the Trustees created the Targeted Acts of Kindness initiative. Organizations experiencing hardships specifically related to the pandemic may send a brief email to DukeFoundation@columbusfoundation.org requesting an opportunity to apply for Targeted Acts of Kindness funding and noting the desired level of funding and what it would be used for if received. Requests and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please note that the Duke Foundation focuses on organizations serving Miami County residents. Potential grants are likely to be in the $5,000 - $25,000 range and therefore may only serve to assist in addressing lost revenue or increased/unexpected expenses due to the pandemic, and should not be expected to offset the decrease or increase entirely.
While organizations continue to cope with the ramifications of the pandemic, the Duke Foundation’s Board have temporarily suspended the regular 2021 grantmaking cycles. An announcement will be made when the Foundation’s standard grant application process is resumed.
To be a catalyst to enhance the quality of life in the Miami County area.
All grantees must complete a Final Report. Final reports are generally due 30 days following the project grant period; the exact deadline is included in your grant agreement. Please note that a progress report will be requested if a grantee applies for a new grant from the Paul G. Duke Foundation before an existing grant’s final report deadline.
If you have questions or are experiencing technical problems with your grant application, please contact the Paul G. Duke Foundation at 937/339-3853 or by email.