Today, it doesn't matter if you grow food or purchase it, Ohio Farm Bureau invites you to work with your neighbors to enhance the quality of life in your community and the unique ways agriculture touches our lives.
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. 3)