Unrestricted Community Grants

Hamilton Community Foundation (Ohio)

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Next deadline: Sep 1, 2020 1:30pm PDT

Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2020 12:30pm PST, Jan 1, 2021 1:30pm PST, Mar 1, 2021 1:30pm PST, May 1, 2021 1:30pm PDT

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Economic Services & Development Education Community Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Butler County, Ohio

Location of residency: Butler County, Ohio

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About this funder:



The Hamilton Community Foundation offers five opportunities a year for local nonprofit organizations to apply for unrestricted community grants.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 Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) was created in 1951 to improve the quality of life in our community. Each grant is a valued investment in our community.

The Hamilton Community Foundation focuses on funding to support its Strategic Goals. The goals include economic vitality, education and community quality of life. Priority will be given to organizations requesting funds that are aligned with these goals. HCF is also interested in other innovative programs that are responsive to community needs, partnerships, and enhance collaborative efforts. Lower priority is given to equipment requests, requests to pay staff for existing services, and duplication of existing services. 

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


  • Organizations must be located in or provide services to residents within the greater Hamilton, Ohio area.
    • Grant seekers outside Butler County must provide information describing how area residents are served. 
  •  Generally grants will only be awarded to tax-exempt organizations classified as 501(c)(3) charities by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Grant seekers may only apply for one project per year.


  • Grants will not be made to:
    • individuals,
    • for debt reduction,
    • loans,
    • for-profit businesses,
    • tickets for benefits,
    • annual appeals,
    • telephone solicitations,
    • political campaigns, or
    • religious activities.