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Eligibility for Grants

To be eligible for funding from the Springfield Foundation charitable organizations are required to:

1.      Be a nonprofit organization exempt from Federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, churches, or government units including public schools and municipalities. If you do not have a 501(c)(3), you may enter into an agreement with a qualified nonprofit that will act as your fiscal agent.

2.      Have a governing board, and conduct business without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin.

3.      Provide programs and projects serving the Clark County, Ohio Community.

4.      Provide to the Springfield Foundation a board approved diversity, equity, and inclusion statement.

What the Springfield Foundation Does Not Fund

The Springfield Foundation does not award grants from discretionary funds for the following purposes:

•    Awards to individuals, including fellowships, travel, study, research, camps.
•    Support for individual political candidates and/or lobbying efforts,
•    Annual campaigns or dues,
•    Endowments outside of the Springfield Foundation.
•    Sectarian worship, instruction, or proselytizing,
•    Fraternal, political, labor, athletic, and social or veterans’ groups,
•    School bands and school choral groups, drill teams, or color guards,  
•    Annual fund drives or fund-raising activities,
•    Returning applicants who did not complete their previous grant requirements (i.e., reporting).