The Ohio Farm Bureau 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.
Who is eligible?
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. Under certain circumstances, applications organizations that do not meet this criteria, but are providing a charitable program, may be considered.
In all cases, the applicant organization must deliver services in the State of Ohio and have a clear charitable purpose.
How often can we apply?
An organization may apply for funds once every twelve months. If you have previously applied for a grant from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and have questions about your eligibility to apply again, please contact us at 614-246-8904 or [email protected]
In order to maintain its focus and achieve a greater impact through the use of its funds, the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation will also generally not support:
• Support to individuals
• Capital campaigns and endowments
• Contests or pageants
• Organizations whose services do not benefit the community at large
• Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
• Registration fees
Apply for funding
Funding requests must be submitted electronically.
Before you begin, applications will need:
• IRS Letter of Determination (Establishes the tax-exempt status of your organization or partner)
• Most Recent 990 (Can be downloaded from Guidestar.com for free)
• Organization Budget
• Program Budget
Spring (Opens Jan. 1, Closes April 30)
Fall (Opens July 1, Closes Oct. 1)