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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 necessary 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 an IRS 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?
    UnitedWay of Miami County has made a resource available to our community: Miami County 2-1-1. Visit a resources database here or dial 2-1-1. 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
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