Mini-Grant Program

Community Mini-Grant Funds Now Available!

The ADAMH Board of Franklin County has mini-grant funds available for non-profit and faith-based organizations to help spread hope throughout Franklin County. ADAMH seeks to support programs or events with a broad community impact that promote health and wellness, promote prevention activities, fight stigma and/or build individual and community resiliency.

We are updating the Mini-Grant Application and Guidelines. Please temporarily use the 2018 Application and Guidelines available on this page if you are applying for 2019 funds. The deadline will continue to be the first Wednesday of each month. The next application deadline is Nov. 7. Please contact Mackenzie Betts at mini-grants@adamhfranklin.org with questions.

Apply Now!                       Application Guidelines

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for mini-grants are due at 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of every month.
  • Apply as early as possible, as funding is limited.
  • Your program must occur at least 60 days after your application is received. (See Application Guidelines for a schedule).
  • Notifications of grant status will be sent by the end of every month.

Qualifications for Applicant

  • The applicant must be a non-profit, faith-based or grass roots organization:
    • Non-profits must have 501(c)(3) status.
    • Grassroots organizations are eligible if a non-profit with 501 (c)(3) status acts as fiscal agent.
    • Public, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit schools and higher education institutions are eligible.
  • The applicant cannot be a current ADAMH provider. However, providers can be a partner involved in the program.
  • The applicant cannot have received a grant within same calendar year
  • Priority will be given to community groups or organizations that ADAMH does not currently support in other ways.

Qualifications for Program/Event

  • Program/event must impact Franklin County residents.
  • Program/event must start between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
  • Program/event should be a community-based activity that addresses growing challenges in Franklin County by promoting health and wellness, promoting prevention activities, fighting stigma and/or building individual and community resiliency to help participants achieve positive change.
  • Mini-grant funds cannot be used for clinical, evidence-based programs, including assessments and treatment, as ADAMH supports these programs through our system of providers.
  • Mini-grant funds will not be awarded to support summer camps.
  • Mini-grant funds cannot be used to:
    • Purchase tickets for dinners, golf outings, or similar fundraising events, meals or refreshments, or travel or lodging for speakers or staff.
    • Cover administrative or training costs or salaries of applicant staff.
    • Make contributions to candidates for elective office or for partisan political purposes.

Payment Requirements

  • All recipients of mini-grant funding must complete these minimum requirements in order to receive payment:
    • Add ADAMH logo and link on the event website or the program page of organization’s website
    • Include ADAMH logo on all printed materials specific to the program activities these funds will support
    • Submit digital photos from the program that can be shared on social media
  • Additional payment requirements are required for awards over $2,000. (See Application Guidelines for details.)

Application Checklist

Submit application to mini-grants@adamhfranklin.org prior to 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of the month. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed. Email attachments cannot exceed 10MB.

Complete applications must include:

  • Application (no more than 4 pages)
    • Overview
    • Narrative
    • Funding outline (budget)
  • Support letters from partners identified in the application
  • IRS Form W-9
  • IRS letter of determination

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