Please note that the application process and deadlines reflect a two-stage Letter of Intent (LOI) process.
Organizations that provide services primarily in the Miami County area that are aligned with the foundation’s mission and grantmaking focus are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI application will be available approximately one month ahead of the deadlines identified below.
To be a catalyst to enhance the quality of life in the Miami County area.
Programs benefiting children, young adults, and families primarily in the Miami County area in the categories of:
Letters of Intent that have the following characteristics are considered more likely to be invited to submit a full proposal for consideration:
Generally, grants are not made for religious purposes, budget deficits, staff positions, or projects that are normally the responsibility of a public agency.
Grant Application Instructions
1. Stage 1: Submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI)
2. Stage 2: Submission of a Full Proposal
|Spring Application Cycle||Fall Application Cycle|
|Letter of Intent Application Available||March||July|
|Letter of Intent Deadline||April 1||August 1|
|Notification emails are sent to applicants not moving to full proposal stage||End of April||End of August|
|Notification emails are sent to applicants invited to submit a full proposal||End of April||
End of August
|Full Proposal Deadline||Included in email||
Included in email
|Board Decisions Announced||End of June||End of October|
Examples of Past Grants
To see additional examples of the Duke Foundation’s recent grants, please visit the Nonprofit Toolkit for past press releases.
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.
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 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.