Applying for Ginn Foundation Grants

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE GINN FOUNDATION IS NOT ACCEPTING GRANT PROPOSALS FROM ANY ORGANIZATION THAT HAS NOT RECEIVED A GRANT FROM THE GINN FOUNDATION SINCE JANUARY 1, 2013.


Application Process

Grant applications must be mailed to the Foundation Trustees at the address below-applications faxed, electronically transmitted, or personally delivered will not be considered.

Applications must include:

  1) a clear statement of the organization's mission;

  2) a general description of the program itself and how it relates to our mission;

  3) a definition of the need and the population to be served;

  4) the purpose and goals of the program or activity to be funded;

  5) anticipated long- and short-range outcomes; and

  6) how those outcomes will be measured.

Requesting organizations must also provide:

  • Cover letter with amount being requested and email of person to be contacted with questions.
  • Most recent audited financial statements. If audited financial statements are unavailable, a Form 990 that is prepared and signed by an independent professional will be accepted.
  • Current fiscal year organization budget (and program budget, if applicable)
  • A statement of principal funding sources of the program for which you are requesting a grant.
  • A copy of your tax exempt statement.

Requests that are missing any of the required information/documents will not be considered.

Grant applications from organizations outside Cuyahoga County, Ohio will be considered only if they are solicited and/or supported by the Trustee who lives in the geographic area of the requesting organization. Blind applications from outside Cuyahoga County will not be considered.

Grant applications must be postmarked no later than March 15 or September 15, and they will be considered at Spring and Fall Trustee meetings, respectively. You can expect notification of the Trustees' decision regarding your grant request shortly after the relevant bi-annual meeting. The Ginn Foundation will only consider one proposal from an organization in any 12 month period.

If an organization has received a past grant from The Ginn Foundation, the organization must be up to date on their reports before submitting a new grant application. The reporting must be done through The Ginn Foundation website. Reports that are delivered any other way will not be considered delivered on time until they have been posted to the website.





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