We hope you’ll check out our community, come to one of our upcoming events and join our chamber if you’re a business in the Maineville, Morrow or Hamilton Township areas.
Please visit some of our new shops in Morrow:
Coop and the Cupboard
Miranda’s Ice Cream Shop
Check out all the things going on at the Morrow Art Center:
Take a walk through the building and see what’s been done. We will have a grand opening at a later date for the Art Center
Warren County Foundation
Request for Proposals
2019 Impact Grants
A request for proposals for Impact Grants is issued to all non-profit organizations and potential collaborations. Proposals are due by November 1, 2019. The Grants Committee will review Impact Grants in November and December with awards made by year end.
The Warren County Foundation continues the Impact Grants Program for 2019. The Foundation awarded four $10,000 Impact grants in 2017 and six Impact Grants in 2018. The Impact Grant Program is part of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan.
The same procedures outlined below for Discretionary Grants will be used for Impact Grants. Collaborations of various organizations and agencies will receive preference in the review process.
Women’s Fund Awards Grants in 2019
The Women’s Fund of Warren County received nine proposals for grants in 2019. The Grant Review Committee decided on four organizations to present their proposals to the membership at their October 2 meeting. The membership voted and the following grants are being awarded in 2019.
Shared Harvest Foodbank – Kindness Backpack Program $5,000
MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon $2,000
Abuse & Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County $1,000
Warren County Community Services, Inc. $1,000
Warren County Foundation Discretionary Grants
The Warren County Foundation currently tends to make Discretionary Grants in amounts ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Proposals are reviewed every two months by the Grants Committee. Because Discretionary Grant funds are limited each year, the Grants Committee reviews each proposal carefully and considers the criteria below.
Subject to available funds, the Warren County Foundation is more likely to award Discretionary Grants to organizations that demonstrate that their proposed projects:
- Make a clear difference in the quality of life of a substantial number of Warren County citizens.
- Demonstrate tangible solutions to community problems.
- Help non-profit organizations manage themselves and their finances more effectively.
- Focus on prevention.
- Encourage cooperation and eliminate duplication of service.
- Stimulate others to participate in problem-solving.
- Promote volunteer involvement.
- Have a positive economic impact in Warren County.
- Promote leverage for generating additional funds.
Generally Discretionary Grants are not awarded to:
- Any organization not exempt under IRS 501(c) 3 guidelines.
- Ongoing operating expenses of existing institutions.
- Religious organizations for religious purposes.
- Scholarships and scholarly or medical research.
- Annual fund-raising drives.
- Community Services which are primarily supported by tax dollars.
- Travel Grants.
Warren County Foundation Impact Grants
Subject to the availability of funds, the Warren County Foundation shall also make one of more Impact Grants usually in December of each year, of not less than $10,000 each.
In addition to the criteria for Discretionary Grants, Impact Grants recipients will be selected based upon a consideration of which submittals most effectively promote the following: lasting improvement in the health, safety and welfare within Warren County; elimination or mitigation of barriers to the full enjoyment of social, cultural, economic and educational resources within the community. The grant must have meaningful impact on the organization or program.
Priority in the selection of Impact Grant recipients will be given to submittals benefiting and promoting the well-being of families and children, or economic development in the county. Collaborations of various organizations and agencies will receive preference in the review process.
If, having reviewed the guidelines, you have a question about whether a project may or may not qualify for funding, please call the Warren County Foundation at (513) 934-1001, and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
If you would like to apply for a grant through the Warren County Foundation you may print out and complete the application found on our website at: www.warrencountyfoundation.org. Please mail the completed application to: Grant Request, Warren County Foundation, P.O. Box 495, Lebanon, OH 45036.
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