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 Elementary School

Bethel Local Schools Music Department

Bradford Elementary School

Bradford Fire and Rescue Services

Bradford Jr. High and High School 

Brown Township

Council on Rural Service Programs, Inc.

Covington Elementary School

Covington Exempted Village School District

Covington Police Department

Dream Builders/The Clubhouse

Edison Community College Foundation

First United Church of Christ

Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department

Forest Hill Union Cemetery

Friends of Hayner

Fusion Spiritual Community

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Buckeye Trails Region

Hoffman UMC

Lehman Catholic High School

Lockington Volunteer Fire Association

Miami County 4-H Clubs Camp

Miami County Educational Service Center

Miami County Park District

Miami County Right To Life

Miami County Visitor & Convention Bureau

Miami East Elementary

Miami East High School Muse Machine

Miami East Junior Diamond Sports

Miami East Music Boosters

Milton-Union Council of Churches

Milton-Union High School 

Milton-Union Elementary

Milton-Union Elementary School Safety Town

Milton-Union Middle School

Milton-Union Public Library

Newton Elementary School

Newton School Music Department

Pink Ribbon Girls, Inc.

Piqua Arts Council

Piqua Catholic School

Piqua City Schools-Piqua Central Intermediate

Piqua Civic Band

Piqua Parents As Teachers

Pleasant Hill Baseball Coaches Association

Pleasant Hill Fire Department.

St. Patrick Catholic School

T.L. Baseball Boosters, Inc.

The Barn Ministry

The Overfield School

Tipp City Area Arts Council

Tipp City Chamber of Commerce

Tipp City Public Library

Tipp City School - Broadway Elementary

Tipp City School - Nevin Coppock Elementary

Tipp City Seniors

Tipp City Public Library

Tippecanoe High School

Tippecanoe Middle School

Troy Christian School-Early Childhood Education Center

Troy Main Street

Troy Recreation Association

Troy-Miami County Public Library

UVCC Early Childhood Ed Program

YWCA of Piqua

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

Total Spring Grant Awards $231,000