Erma A. Bantz Foundation Grants

The Erma A. Bantz Foundation (at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation)


Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Next deadline: Oct 1, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2018 (Full proposal), May 1, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Jun 1, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Ohio: Butler County, Clermont County, Hamilton County, Warren County

Location of residency: Counties in Ohio: Butler County, Clermont County, Hamilton County, Warren County

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Overview:

The Erma A. Bantz Foundation

Erma Bantz lived in Cincinnati for 95 years. As a child and through most of her adult life, Erma suffered from severe hearing loss. Later in life, Erma fought eye problems which diminished her sight. Despite later surgical improvements, she continued to suffer from diminished hearing and sight until her death in 2006. The Erma A. Bantz Foundation was established after Erma's death to carry out her desire to improve the lives of people who suffer hearing or visual impairments, and has partnered with GCF for assistance in grantmaking.

Purpose of The Erma A. Bantz Foundation 
The Foundation supports various organizations that have as one of their stated purposes the support of and/or aid to the visually impaired and the hearing impaired. Sixty percent of the assets of the Foundation will be devoted to Visually Impaired Organizations and forty percent of the assets of the Foundation will be devoted to Hearing Impaired Organizations.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The Bantz Foundation makes grants to Greater Cincinnati organizations serving the visually impaired and hearing impaired.
  • Applicants must have an IRS determination as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Grantees are advised to wait at least one year from the date of last grant payment before reapplying to the Foundation.
  • An organization that has previously had an application declined by the Foundation may resubmit an application after six months from the date its original application was declined.
  • In most cases, organizations must be located in the Ohio counties of Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren.

Preferences:

  • The Foundation usually prefers to participate along with other donors in the support of a specific project.

Ineligibility:

  • The Foundation will not provide continuing operational support to any grantee, and discourages annual requests.
  • Grants will not be made to individuals, taxing authorities or political subdivisions.