The Oxford Community Foundation welcomes grant proposals for worthy projects focused on the greater Oxford area (defined as the Talawanda School District.) We consider support for activities that foster personal development, focus on problem prevention, enhance the quality of life for community residents, promote volunteer participation, and strengthen our local, not-for-profit agencies. Projects that generate matching funds and promote cooperation among community organizations are especially favored.
In general, grant recipients will be a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not fund proposals that seek the principal financial support for an organization, nor proposals for funding of scientific, academic, or medical research. The Foundation does not support proposals to cover deficits in operating budgets, nor does the foundation support proposals for funding that is going to an individual (please contact us to discuss possible exceptions to the policy.)
GRANT GUIDELINES (click here)
To apply for a grant, download and print our application form by choosing any of the formats below:
Or, if you prefer, you may call the Foundation at 513-523-0623 and request an application form.
Once you have completed the application mail the form to:
The Oxford Community Foundation
5020 A. College Corner Pike
Oxford, Ohio 45056-1818
Grant applications are considered by our Grant Committee five times each year, Please be aware of the application deadlines.
NOTE: In order for a grant request from Talawanda Schools to be considered, teachers sumbmitting grant applications must have sign-off from their school principal or designated OBE representative.
Grant recipients are required to:
Return a signed grant acceptance prior to the release of funds
Adhere to its terms throughout the course of the grant period
Ensure that all publicity regarding the project mentions the Foundation's support
Submit a fiscal summary and a project evaluation signed by the chief executive officer and/or project leader within 60 days of the completion of the project.
Failure to submit reports within the guidelines may jeopardize future funding opportunities.
Where appropriate, submit photographis of your project to the Foundation for use on our website, newsletter and brochures.
The Oxford Community Foundation, Inc., is a public charitable organization created by the citizens of the community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in Oxford and the Talawanda City School District. Grants support a variety of programs, including the fields of education, natural resources, social services, physical and mental health, neighborhood affairs, and the arts.
Grant requests are reviewed according to guidelines established by the Foundation's Directors. Requests are approved at the discretion of the Directors acting within established criteria in applicable law.
The Oxford Community Foundation actively promotes diversity, equality, and a community free from discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious background, age, and/or disability.
Generally, grants are made to new projects designed to meet or identify community needs or to expand existing successful programs.