Fifth Third Foundation Grants

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Dec 31, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Indiana: Dearborn County, Franklin County, Ohio County, Counties in Kentucky: Boone County, Bracken County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank

The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank is committed to creating a greater impact on programs and initiatives that create strong, vibrant communities and provide pathways to opportunity. The Foundation Office administers Private Family Foundations that leave a lasting legacy. The respective Committees review all grant requests for the following trusts and foundations for which Fifth Third Bank serves as trustee or agent. Grants for programming in education, the arts, community development, and health and human services in the Greater Cincinnati area are considered, in addition to the specific funding interests originally identified by each of the individual benefactors. These trusts and foundations include: 

  • Charles Moerlein Foundation
  • Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund
  • Eleanora C.U. Alms Trust
  • Helen G., Henry F., & Louise Tuechter Dornette Foundation
  • Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts
  • Ohio Valley Foundation
  • Patricia Kisker Foundation
  • Stillson Foundation

Foundations administered by The Foundation Office

The respective Committees review all grant requests for the following trusts and foundations for which Fifth Third Bank serves as trustee or agent. Grants for programming in education, the arts, community development, and health and human services in Greater Cincinnati region are considered, in addition to the specific funding interests originally identified by each of the individual benefactors.

Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Supports religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Supports initiatives that empower and assist women and girls in achieving self-sufficiency.

Eleanora C.U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Supports charitable and educational purposes for the City of Cincinnati, with a focus on the arts.

Helen G., Henry F., & Louise Tuechter Dornette Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Supports nature and the conservation of nature’s beauty, as well as organizations that are beneficial to children, with a preference to organizations that Miss Dornette identified during her lifetime.

Patricia Kisker Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Supports organizations that benefit or serve children, and educational, musical or arts organizations, as well as organizations which Patricia Kisker supported during her lifetime.

Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Supports charitable or educational purposes; for relief in sickness, suffering and distress; for the care of young children, the aged or the helpless or afflicted; for the promotion of education, and to improve living conditions.

Ohio Valley Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Agent

Funds small equipment and capital improvement projects in the Ohio Valley.

Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Helps children and provides assistance to those charities the Stillsons supported during their lifetime.

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

Eligibility:

  • Nonprofit organizations that operate in the Greater Cincinnati region and are designated under section 501(c)(3) and subsections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) by the Internal Revenue Service are eligible to apply for a grant.
  • Nonprofits may apply only once within any 12-month period.
  • Grantseekers planning major campaigns should, well in advance of the campaign, discuss fundraising objectives and potential requests with The Foundation Office. Finite resources usually preclude the ability of The Foundation Office to contribute simultaneously to both major campaign and programming requests.
  • A waiting period of three years is required for prior grant recipients receiving $10,000 or more from any funding source administered by The Foundation Office. This period will begin as of the first payment on the grant.

Preferences:

  • In general, we prefer awarding grants for one year. In selected instances, The Foundation Office will accept requests for multiyear grants up to a maximum of three years. An applicant seeking multiyear support must meet these conditions:
    • Demonstrate that multiyear support is essential for program success.
    • Demonstrate that the effort will produce specific, measurable outcomes within the agreed-upon time period.
  • Startup funding for new programs or organizations is usually not a funding priority.

Ineligibility:

  • Individuals are not eligible for grants.
  • Individual churches are not eligible, except for proposals regarding an affiliated school.
  • Publicly supported entities such as public schools, government or government agencies are not eligible.
  • Supporting organizations designated 509(a)(3) by the IRS are not eligible for funding.
  • Walks/runs, dinners, galas, luncheons and other event sponsorship requests are not eligible.
  • Athletic, band, and other school booster clubs are not eligible. 
  • Grant funds received may NOT be used by a grantee for any of the following purposes:
    • (A) To carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, to influence the outcome of a public election, or to carry on a voter registration drive.
    • (B) To make a grant that does not comply with Section 4945(d)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) regarding grants to individuals for travel, study or similar purposes or grants requiring expenditure responsibility.
    • (C) As security or a source of payment for the debt services on municipal securities or repayments on municipal bonds.
    • (D) To fund or finance any activity for any purpose other than charitable or educational purposes stated in Code Section 170(c)(2)(B).