Summary of Contents
- Generation RX Grants
- Unexpected gifts
- 4-H endowment match
- Grant Opportunities
Generation RX Grant success
Last month, the Advancement Office learned that Extension programs in Scioto, Cuyahoga, and Lake counties are being awarded a total of $139,984 from Cardinal’s Generation Rx Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth grant program. Those funds were made available due to the great partnership between CFAES Advancement and the Extension offices in these three counties.
Unexpected Gifts from strong relationships
This fiscal year, John Biss, an active Grange member in Lorain County, presented a $2,000 check to Kyle White on behalf of Pomona Grange No. 79. After a decision to close the chapter, Pomona Grange No. 79 selected The Ohio State University Lorain County Extension office as the cause to support with the largest contribution from the available dollars. This particular gift was unexpected, but it brings to mind the importance of maintaining strong ties with local service organizations. Help keep OSUExtension top of mind in these circles. Volunteer-based partnerships could turn into to monetary support. Have a conversation with your local service leaders. Explore ties that influential club members have with agriculture, 4-H, business and more. You never know what can unfold.
4-H Endowment Match
The Ohio 4-H Foundation is offering to match up to $1,000 per county in support of local county endowment funds. If all 88 counties participate and are successful at raising funds, the Foundation will provide $88,000 for existing endowments or as seed money to create new county endowments. These funds are available for the 2018 calendar year.
77 counties currently have 4-H endowment funds housed at The Ohio State University Foundation and are automatically eligible for the match. Each county will receive up to $1,000 in matching funds provided that they have raised $1,000 when the annual endowment report is run at the beginning of the 2019 calendar year.
11 counties do not have 4-H endowment funds at the Ohio State University Foundation: Ashtabula, Champaign, Columbiana, Hamilton, Huron, Lucas, Mercer, Morgan, Noble, Preble, and Summit. These counties are eligible for $1,000 in seed money to support the establishment of a county endowment for their county.
Counties without an endowment fund must complete the Qualtrics survey to be eligible. The survey will be shared on June 1, 2018 and will remain open through December 31, 2018.
If you have questions, please reach out to Beth Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 292-6943
Available Grant Opportunities
Below are a series of grant opportunities. If you wish to apply for these grants, please contact your CFAES development liaison in your county. Pablo Villa at email@example.com or Jera Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Small Grants available through New Belgium Brewery: Smart Growth and Climate and Water Conservation and Restoration small grants $500-$5,000 are still available this year. http://www.newbelgium.com/Sustainability/Community/Grants
- Ohio Electric Cooperatives: There are opportunities to participate in a round up initiative for your organization. Please visit https://ohioec.org/oec/ohios-cooperatives/ to find out more. To get more information, click on your area, and find the “round up” section on their website. Each website it is in a different place
- State Farm: The State Farm Neighborhood Assist contest. You can bring $25,000 to your organization to address an unmet need. You can fill out an application at neighborhoodassist.com. You can submit your application after June 6th.
- Opioid awareness grant: The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is calling for proposals to combat the Opioid crisis in Ohio. If you are interested in applying please contact Jason Phillips at email@example.com and your development liaison ASAP. If you wish to submit a Letter of Intent, the rough draft will be due to Jason and your development liaison by July 13, 2018. Please see the link for more information: Opioid Awareness Grant