Unrestricted Community Grants

The Hamilton Community Foundation offers five opportunities a year for local nonprofit organizations to apply for unrestricted community grants.

Unrestricted grants are open to 501(c)3 organizations located in Hamilton, or providing services to residents within the greater Hamilton area. Grant seekers outside Butler County must provide information describing how area residents are served.

These grants are awarded from the Foundation's unrestricted funds, provided by generous donors over the last 65 years! The competitive process allows the Foundation's Board of Trustees to address today’s needs in our community.

The Board meets five times per year to review and authorize grant requests. All capital requests are reviewed in June.  

Granting schedule:

January 1st for review in FebruaryMarch 1st for review in AprilMay 1st for review in JuneSeptember 1st for review in OctoberNovember 1st for review in December

If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.

To learn more, please review the grant application instructions.

Apply for an Unrestricted Grant

HCF Grant Application Instructions 

HCF Grant Application

(You must download and save application to your computer before you type in your information.)

HCF Fiscal Sponsor Form

Grant Publicity and Recognition Guidelines

Grant Publicity and Recognition Guidelines