Grant Guidelines and Criteria
Scioto 365 is a member-funded impact grant-making program which asks members to donate $365 a year, of which 50% goes into endowments for future awards, and 50% goes into grants to be awarded toward current community projects. Any and all citizens are welcome to apply for grants that will go toward projects to further the goals of the Scioto 365 initiative, and Scioto 365 members ultimately get to vote on which grants will make the biggest community impact.
Type of Grants Eligible for 2017
The emphasis of Scioto 365 is on community and economic development, and each year of the initiative will focus on a different theme of projects to support. The theme for 2017 is on creating a much needed work-life balance for Scioto County residents. Types of grants that would help achieve this goal include:
- Renovates parks
- Adding bike paths
- Updating community signs and lighting
- Improving the overall appearance of the community
All submissions will be considered; however projects that emphasize community and economic development will be prioritized for awards.
Applicants must be either a 501(c) (3) or a local government entity based in the Scioto County area.
Applicants must fill out the standard Scioto Foundation Grant Application. Proposals will include:
- A narrative describing what the project is, how it will be accomplished, and how it will impact the community
- A detailed schedule of events, including both a start and expected finish date for the project
- A complete budget, detailing both revenues and expenses, including how much funding is needed and funding amounts from other sources (if applicable), and a demonstration of how funds will be spent during the completion of the project
The Foundation anticipates that it will receive $30,000 during its 2017 membership drive. According to the terms of Scioto 365, half of the monies raised or $15,000, will be used to establish a long-term endowment and the other half, $15,000, will used for grants. This means that depending on the number of grant applications received and the demonstration of need for the projects and potential benefits for the community, applicants could receive anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000 to put toward accomplishing their goal.
Deadline to receive Applications
Applications for grants will be accepted beginning on May 1st. All applicants must submit two completed proposals to the Scioto Foundation office by 5pm on September 15th in order to be considered for a grant. Final decisions on which grants to award will be made by Scioto 365 members by October 15th.
Notification of Award
The grants will be awarded no later than November 15th. Awardees will receive and complete a standard Scioto Foundation Grant Agreement. Project must be complete within one year of award.
Recipients will be expected to submit a final report evaluation form after project completion.
For Further Information
For more information, contact the Scioto Foundation at 740-354-4612, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.