Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation accepting fall grant applications

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, are invited to apply for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s fall Action and Awareness grants.

The foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact in four core areas of giving:

 Education – Providing grants for professional development programs allowing individuals to advance their knowledge of agriculture, share ideas, and improve people’s lives.
 Environment – Funding sensible solutions that contribute to a healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable Ohio by focusing on increased care for land and water.
 Economic Development – Capturing opportunities that build prosperity, create jobs, and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans by funding projects that spur economic growth in local communities.
 Human-Animal Bond – Promoting the proper care of animals and the many ways they bring quality to human life.

Grant amounts are typically between $1,000 and $3,000 and are provided for a one-year period. Grants may be used for: general support, startup funding for new organizations, program expansion, or capital for equipment necessary to implement eligible programs. Matching funds and/or resources are required. Collaborations among organizations are encouraged.

Funding requests must be submitted electronically and are due Oct. 2, 2017.

Visit the foundation’s website for additional details about the grants and application.

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Learn about previous grant recipients Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm and Canton City Schools, pictured above.