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Fund for Capital Improvements

Fund for Capital Improvements

Facilities and equipment are often crucial to the delivery of services. Whether your nonprofit is buying a new building, updating a facility, or purchasing new equipment, the foundation is interested in learning more. Letters of intent are due on the first Friday of June. The most informative letters of intent will demonstrate how the request will improve or preserve the delivery of services. Capital grants tend to range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Application Criteria


  • Your organization must have a primary impact in Franklin County.
  • All applicants will be asked to provide their most recent financial statements. Organizations with an annual audit will be asked to submit their most recent audit.
  • Grantees are required to provide a Final Report, which is due within 30 days following the end of the grant period.

Competitive Applications


The following characteristics will make your letter of intent more competitive:

  • A feasibility study.
  • Demonstrated progress toward the fundraising goal.
  • A plan for funding ongoing operating expenses.

Grant Application Process


  • The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first phase of the application process. The most competitive Letters of Intent will move to the Full Application stage.
  • A link to the LOI form will be available on this page approximately four to six weeks before the deadline.
  • Letters of Intent must be submitted by the first Friday in June. View Workshops & Deadlines for the specific deadline date.
  • Applicants will be notified of the Full Application deadline by email.
  • Email inquiries about the substance of your application are welcome and may be sent to Emily Savors. For technical assistance, you may contact Melissa McCool.
  • Applicants will be notified of the Full Application deadline by email.