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Core Support Grants

Core Support Grants

These grants provide multi-year support for administrative expenses, infrastructure costs, and programs. The most competitive applicants will demonstrate effectiveness, have a written strategic plan, and have an annual audit. Support is provided for up to three years. Grants will be made for organizations with a priority focus in one of the following areas:


Description Amount Available
Health, Habitat, and Care -
Service Animals -
Domestic Violence -
Family Planning -
Special Populations  
Deaf or Hard of Hearing -
Vision Protection and Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired -


Grant Application Process


  • Applications will next be accepted in 2021, approximately one month before the deadline. 
  • When applications are being accepted, a link will be available on this page.
  • Applications must be submitted by the first Friday of March. 



  • Applying organizations with a minimum of three years of operations as a 501(c)(3) will be most competitive. Newly established organizations will not be considered.
  • Primary service area is Franklin County.
  • All applicants will be expected to provide annual audits for the past three years, if available, as attachments to the online application; please refer to the Foundation’s Audit Requirement and Exemption Request Form.
  • Organizations with a strategic plan included with the application will be given priority. 
  • Colleges, universities, hospitals, government entities, or public/private schools are not eligible to apply.
  • Grants are awarded for up to three consecutive years. Payments in years two and three are contingent upon a progress report being submitted.

Staff Contacts


For questions, contact Emily Savors

For technical assistance, contact Melissa McCool.