Mini-Grant Program

2018 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.

Application details are explained below. Send applications and any questions to

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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 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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