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Foundation Grants:

The Tiffin Community Foundation may not make grants to individuals.
Only qualified, nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt, public charitable organizations may receive grants.
Scholarships are paid to the college or university for the benefit of the student.
Most of the Foundation’s component funds have designated where their charitable grants shall be made
The White Family Charitable Fund is an unrestricted fund. Grant requests may be made for general, capital or specific project support. Grants will be awarded only to qualified, nonprofit, charitable organizations that support the community of Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio and enhance the lives of its citizens. The Foundation will also consider making challenge grants for worthwhile projects in order to encourage matching gifts or additional funding from other donors. Applicants located outside Seneca County, Ohio, must provide information on how Tiffin and Seneca County residents will be served. Applications are reviewed quarterly.
If you would like an electronic copy of the guidelines (a Microsoft Word document) or application form (a Microsoft Excel document) email-attached to you, please email [email protected] to make your request. You can also use the attached Grant Application on our website to apply for a grant.

2019 Deadlines: March 6, June 5, September 4, and December 4.

The Betty Jane Memorial Fund is designated to support charitable organizations and activities in Tiffin, Ohio, and the surrounding area, which assist and promote physical, mental, social and vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Proposals are accepted from publicly supported charitable organizations described in Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRS Code. All proposals will receive careful consideration as to merit. All applicants will be notified by mail of the disposition of their requests.
Funding applicants will submit a proposal including description of who will be served, strategies, work plans, budgets and timelines to accomplish outlined program, project or activities. Proposals must reflect one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Promotes improved health, wellness and rehabilitation.
  • Promotes achievement and scholarship.
  • Develops new solutions to community problems.
  • Facilitates cooperation and collaboration among organizations and avoids duplication of services.
  • Contributes to creating universal access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Proposals must be postmarked by December 31

The proposals will be considered on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Assessment of Need: involvement of advocates, professionals and individuals with disabilities in the development of the proposal, program, concept or project.
  • Inclusion: extent of advertising plans and marketing strategies.
  • Administration: quality of work plans, timelines and budgets for each proposal component, knowledge and expertise of the proposal oversight personnel.

Scholarships:

The Betty Jane Memorial Fund is not intended and shall not be used for the following:

  • Construction projects for routine maintenance
  • Normal operating expenses
  • Loan payments
  • Endowments
  • Religious or sectarian purposes
  • Individual financial assistance
  • Political purposes
  • Multi-year funding