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Paul G. Duke Foundation

Paul G. Duke Foundation


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Paul G. Duke Foundation will accept grant applications on a rolling basis beginning January 1, 2022. Additional information is below.


Organizations that provide services primarily in the Miami County area and that are aligned with the foundation’s mission and grantmaking focus are encouraged to apply for grants.



 To be a catalyst to enhance the quality of life in the Miami County area.

Grantmaking Focus


Programs benefiting children, young adults, and families primarily in the Miami County area in the categories of:


  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Health
  • Urban Affairs
  • Arts


Applications that have the following characteristics may be more likely to be considered:


  • Yield substantial benefits to the community
  • Are innovative in their approach to community improvement
  • Address current and critical needs
  • Support program expansion to meet growing community needs
  • Promote cooperation among agencies
  • Encourage matching gifts or additional funding from other donors
  • Requests should generally be limited to a one year period


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


Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning January 1, 2022.


click here to begin your application


Board decisions are typically announced by the end of May and of October. If your project timeline is such that this decision timeline poses a unique challenge, you will have an opportunity to indicate why the request is more urgent and what time frame would be manageable. When possible, the Trustees of the Duke Foundation will review urgent needs more quickly.  

Examples of Past Grants 


  • Edison Foundation: Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership
  • The Future Begins Today: Nurturing and Mentoring Programs
  • Troy Recreation Association: Summer Lunch Buddies Program


To see additional examples of the Duke Foundation’s past grants, please view past press releases.

Reporting Requirements


All grantees must submit an online Final Report. Final reports are generally due 30 days following the project grant period; the report deadline is noted in the grant agreement. If a grantee applies for a new grant from the Duke Foundation before a previous grant’s final report deadline, they will be expected either to submit an interim report if the previous grant has not been expended in full, or to submit their final report early.

Staff Contacts


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.