Foundation Grants


To solicit, receive and administer assets exclusively for charitable purposes that would most effectively assist, encourage and promote the health, education and welfare of the citizens of Miami County.

Eligibility Requirements For Organizations:

  • Must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County, OH.
  • Must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) or equivalent organization, preferably 501 (c)(3).

Grants will not be considered for the following:

  • A program/project that has or will have already been done within two months of grant deadline
  • A purchase that has already been made
  • Organizations that limit their services to members of any one religious group
  • Political organizations or those whose primary purpose is to influence legislation, political viewpoint or promotion of a particular candidate
  • General operating fund


  • Applications must be postmarked no later than the last day of February or August. No applications will be accepted via fax or email.
  • If a grant application is from a school, the Superintendent’s signature is required on the application.
  • Selection of grants will be completed within two months of the grant deadline.
  • Organizations that received grant money the previous year will be considered after those organizations that did not.
  • Upon approval for funding, appropriate notification will be issued along with date for check presentation.
  • Applicants not approved for funding will be so notified and may reapply for the same project at any time.
  • If approved grant is one of several funding sources necessary to complete a project, payment may be delayed until assurance has been received that necessary funding has been secured.
  • Grants are subject to review and approval by the Miami County Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Organizations are limited to one grant per 12-month period.
  • Organizations receiving grants must submit a final report to the Miami County Foundation indicating disposition of the grant funds. Failure to submit invalidates future request funding.

Application Procedure:

Applications submitted without the required copies and supporting documents will not be considered

Download the Application Form: doc  (Microsoft Word format)   pdf  (pdf format)   

Download the Final Report for Grant Award:  doc  (Microsoft Word format)   pdf  (pdf format)

Download Sample Grants: Sample Grant 1 (pdf format)   Sample Grant 2 (pdf format)  

Submit 5 sets. Each set must include:

  • grant application form
  • basic budget statement for the proposed project or purchase
  • most recent financial statement
  • organization’s annual report or equivalent
  • governing board roster

Submit 1 copy of the organization’s letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service certifying 501(c)(3) status or equivalent.

Mail Application And Attachments To:

Miami County Foundation
317 N. Wayne St., P.O. Box 1526
Piqua , OH 45356-1526


Recent grant recipients 

Bethel High School Art Program

Bradford Exempted Village School

Bradford High School Publications Class

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

Bradford Public Library

City of Piqua

Community Grace Brethren Church

Covington Elementary School

Covington Exempted Village School District

Dream Builders/The Clubhouse

First Place Food Pantry

First United Church of Christ

Fletcher United Methodist Preschool

Friend of Mainstreet Piqua

Friends of Mainstreet Piqua in cooperation with several groups in Piqua

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley

Hoffman UMC

Johnston Farm Friends Council

Lehman Catholic High School

Lehman Catholic High School Teen Leadership

Lincoln Community Center

Lockington Volunteer Fire Assoc.

Miami County 4-H Advisory Committee

Miami County Continuum of Care for Rides To Work program

Miami County Dental Clinic for Traveling Smiles

Miami County Educational Service Center

Miami County Pro-Life Educational Foundation

Miami East Elementary

Miami East High School Muse Machine

Miami East Junior High School MUSE Machine

Miami East Music Boosters

Milton-Union High School Special Education

Milton-Union Music Boosters

Milton-Union Public Library

Newton High School Library

Newton Local School/Title I Reading-HOSTS

Newton School District

Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library

P.L.U.S. (Parents Learning to Understand Students)

Partners In Hope

Piqua Catholic School

Piqua Civic Band

Piqua High School Instrumental Department

Piqua High School

Piqua High School Media Dept.

Piqua High School Science Dept.

Piqua Junior High School

Piqua Juvenile Education Fund

Piqua Neighborhood Improvement, Inc.

Senior Resource Connection

St. Patrick Catholic School

T.L. Baseball Boosters, Inc.

The Barn Ministry

The Center for Early Learning at Piqua Catholic

The Miami Montessori School

The Overfield School

Tipp City Middle School 6th grade

Tipp City School - LT Ball Intermediate

Tipp City School - Broadway Elementary

Tipp City School - Nevin Coppock Elementary

Tipp City Schools

Tipp City Public Library

Troy Christian Elementary School

Troy City School - Cookson School

Troy City School - Van Cleve 6th grade

Troy Lions Charities

Troy Recreation Association

Troy-Miami County Public Library

Troy-Miami County Public Library for Imagination Library

Upper Valley Community Church Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation

West Milton July 4th Celebration


From Jean & John Dugan Family Fund:
The Salvation Army

On-Going Humanitarian Grants  

Bethany Center's soup kitchen

Covington Outreach Association

Family Abuse Shelter of Miami Co.

F.I.S.H. Union Township

G.I.V.E. of The New Path

Health Partners Free Clinic

Miami County Continuum of Care for Rides to Work program

Miami County Dental Clinic

Partners in Hope

Salvation Army in Piqua

St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen

The New Path

Troy Lions Charities

Median grant award in 2016 was $1,777