Spring foundation grant cycle open

Applications for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation spring grants are now available.

There are four core areas of funding: education, environment, economic development and fostering the human-animal bond. In all cases, the applicant organization must deliver services in Ohio and have a clear charitable purpose.

Foundation grants are typically made only to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, or who have a sponsoring agency with this status.

The foundation awards grants twice a year, during the spring and fall grants cycle. Applications for spring grants are due by April 30.

In the fall, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awarded a total of $17,300 in funding to five different organizations. Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, the Ohio Energy Project, Canton City Schools, the Living Lands & Waters organization and Valley Oak Farm all received grants varying from $2,600 to $5,700.