Information For Grant Applicants
The Piqua Community Foundation accepts grant applications from any charitable not-for-profit organization, provided the applicant and its application meet the following criteria:
- The application must be accompanied by documentation verifying the applicant’s 501 (c) (3) status or equivalent tax-exempt status
- The applicant organization must adhere to a mission that is religious, educational, scientific, literary or charitable in nature
- The application must document the way the project for which funds are being sought will benefit the residents of Piqua, Ohio
The Foundation makes two kinds of grants:
- Standard Grants (grants of more than $500)
- Mini-Grants ($500 or less, with a simpler application than required for a Standard Grant)
The Foundation makes Mini-Grants and Standard Grants twice each year. Deadlines for grant applications are as follows:
Mini-Grants – March 15 and September 15 each year
Standard Grants – March 31 and September 30 each year
IF THE DEADLINE FALLS ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, GRANTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE LAST BUSINESS DAY PRIOR TO THE ABOVE DATES. THOSE SENT BY U.S. MAIL SHOULD BE MAILED EARLY ENOUGH TO ARRIVE BY THE DEADLINE DATE.
Special grant forms are available for school related grants – those being sought by teachers, coaches, club advisers or principals. The school mini-grant and school standard grant forms must be used for programs or projects operated in a school setting rather than the more generic forms used by other charitable organizations. Any applicant who questions which form to request should discuss the matter with the Foundation Executive Director.
All applications must be presented using The Piqua Community Foundation’s grant application forms. Forms are available from The Foundation by writing (PO Box 226, Piqua, Ohio 45356), emailing Piquacf@sbcglobal.net, calling 615-9080, or faxing 615-9981.Completed applications must be delivered personally or by mail, and are not accepted by email or fax. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
The Foundation does not make grants to the same organization, project or program in consecutive years. In most cases, The Foundation does not make grants for salaries or for general operating expenses.
For Recipients of all Piqua Community Foundation Grants:
Required follow-up reporting must be submitted within one year of receipt of the grant or (in the case of school related grants) prior to the end of the school year during which the project took place. A report form was included with the grant check; to receive another hard copy or a digital copy, please contact the Foundation office. Reporting also may include a brief presentation (for Foundation donors) by a representative of your organization, describing the project and its outcomes. In addition, The Foundation expects the recipient organization to make appropriate public acknowledgment of The Foundation’s assistance with the organization’s project, through literature or otherwise. The Foundation logo will be provided to all grant recipients to facilitate this acknowledgment of The Foundation’s assistance.
Applicants are invited to contact The Foundation’s executive director with any questions or concerns, at 615-9080 or Piquacf@sbcglobal.net.