Grant Request FAQ

If my organization is a municipality, do I need to have a determination letter from the IRS?


No, the determination letter is not applicable for schools or municipalities.




Do municipalities need to provide the municipalities budget?


No, you only need to provide the budget for the project.




If my organization is required to provide a Determination Letter must we do so each time we apply for a grant?


Yes, the Foundation must have it for auditing purposes.




Is there a dollar limit for applications' request amount?


No. But pleae keep in mind that Miami County Foundation awards approximately $300,000 each grant cycle to approximately 90 organizations. Request only what you need, and be aware that if awarded, it might be for less than requested for various reasons.




How do I apply for a grant on behalf of my non-profit org, school or municipality?


Please visit Miami County Foundation's Grants page for simple instructions and information. We'll look forward to reviewing your application!




My project will be completed within a month of the grant deadline. If awarded, will I get funded in time?


No, grant request for projects that have already been completed or will be completed within two months of the deadline will not be considered for funding.




Does the Foundation award grants for purchases already made?


No, grant request for purchases that have already been made will not be considered for funding.




Our organization limits our services for only our members. Do we qualify for a grant?


No, grant request for organization that limit services to only their religious group will not be considered for funding.




Our organization’s primary purpose is to influence legislature. Do we qualify for a grant?


No, grant request for organization that are political in nature or those whose primary purpose
is to influence legislation, political viewpoint or promotion of a candidate will not be considered for funding




Does the Foundation award grants for general operating expenses?


No, grant request for operating expenses will not be considered for funding.




If I personally need additional services like food, shelter, water, etc. where can I go?


Here are just a few community resources that support humanitarian needs: Miami County CAC Family Abuse Shelter The Salvation Army Piqua Compassion Network St. Patrick Soup Kitchen Partners in Hope