Apply For Grants

The Hamilton Community Foundation  currently manages grant opportunities as follows:

dentalvan-FeatureUnrestricted Community Grants –   These are competitive grant opportunities from unrestricted funds provided by generous donors electing to allow the Board of Trustees to address today’s needs.   The Board meets five times per year  to review grant requests.  These grants are open to 501(c)3 organizations located in or provide services to residents within the greater Hamilton area. Grant seekers outside Butler County must provide information describing how area residents are served. Capital requests are reviewed in June.
Carruthers-ERCarruthers Family Fund - The Carruthers are longtime Hamilton residents who have generously given to many organizations in the Hamilton area. The Carruthers family focuses their giving primarily on the arts, healthcare, education, and quality of life projects in the Hamilton area. To be considered for a grant from the Carruthers Family, you must complete a grant application. Primary geographic focus is in the greater Hamilton, Ohio area.
Boys and Girls ClubYouth Philanthropy Committee Grants- This grant opportunity is for nonprofit organizations serving the youth in the greater Hamilton area.  These grants are also open to 501(c)3 organizations located in or provide services to youth within the greater Hamilton area. Grant seekers outside Butler County must provide information describing how area youth are served. The Youth Philanthropy Committee accepts grant applications one time per year.
Lentil ParkWomen’s Fund Grants  - The Women’s Fund is a partnership of donors, volunteers, and staff, working to support programs for women and girls.   The Women’s Fund supports projects and programs which promote the well-being of women of all ages. The Women’s Fund offers this grant opportunity one time per year to 501(c)3 organizations addressing women’s issues and are located in Butler County.
catapult 010Harry T. Wilks – Hamilton Celebrates Education Grants - Each year, educators from Hamilton public and parochial schools   (K-12) are encouraged to submit applications for funding innovative programs. Up to seven grants ranging from $500-$1000 are awarded to a school to fund their creative proposals. There is no limit to the number of applications that a school may submit to the Hamilton Celebrates Education Grant Program.
5 Finalists CompAdditional funding opportunity is through the Educator Award of Excellence. Each school in the Hamilton district is invited to nominate an educator to receive the  Educator Award of Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding educators in Hamilton public and parochial schools. Five educators are selected as finalist – four are awarded $500 and one of the five is awarded $3,000 and recognized as the Educator of Year.
The HaRoss Life Squadnover Life Squad Inc. Fund is an endowment supporting area emergency services.  Grants from this fund support local EMS and fire services, including equipment purchases, staffing, training and supplies. Organizations applying for grants are strongly encouraged to provide matching funds for the grant amount they are requesting. Preference given to units on the west side of Butler County, including Hanover, Millville and Reily Township Departments.