Mini-Grant Program

ADAMH is Temporarily Suspending the Mini-Grant Program

ADAMH is temporarily suspending the Mini-Grant program. We will not be accepting new applications at this time as we evaluate available resources needed to support the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We may resume the program in the future and will communicate any changes on our Website and through our e-mail list. You can subscribe to our e-mail newsletter list by clicking the envelope icon at the top of this page. Thank you for your patience and support.

The ADAMH Board of Franklin County awards mini-grant funds to non-profit organizations to help spread hope throughout Franklin County. ADAMH seeks to support programs or events with a broad community impact that raise awareness of mental illness or addiction, promote health and wellness, promote prevention activities, or fight stigma.

If you are wondering if your project or event would be supported by the ADAMH Mini-Grant program, here are some examples of programs that have been funded in the past:

  • A day of empowerment and inspiration for teenage girls, moms and mentors to raise awareness about dating violence.
  • A one-day program to address mental health stigma in the African American community.
  • A family-friendly, substance-free tailgate event before home football games.
  • A one-day event offering educational programs and promoting health and wellness resources in the community.

After reviewing the Application Guidelines and Application, please contact Mackenzie Betts at with questions.

Application Guidelines

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for mini-grants are due at 5 p.m. 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 the application deadline. (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 tax exempt school: Please note that Applications will no longer be accepted from organizations without a 501c3 designation.
    • Non-profits must have 501(c)(3) status.
    • Faith-based organizations must meet IRS requirements to be considered tax exempt.
    • Schools and higher education institutions with tax exempt status 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 and end between January 1 and December 31, 2020.
  • Program/event should be a community-based activity that addresses growing challenges in Franklin County by raising awareness of mental illness or addiction, promoting health and wellness, promoting prevention activities or fighting stigma.
  • 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 cannot be used for school focused programming in a school district where ADAMH already funds prevention/intervention services. ADAMH funds services in the 16 public school districts in Franklin County.
  • 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 fundraising events.
    • Purchase meals or refreshments.
    • Cover salaries, travel or lodging of applicant staff.
    • Make capital improvements.
    • 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 program/event section of your organization’s website.
    • Include ADAMH logo on all printed materials specific to the program/event activities these funds will support.
    • Mention and tag ADAMH on social media.
  • Additional payment requirements are required for awards over $2,000. (See Application Guidelines for details.)

Application Process

  • Confirmation – Once the application is received, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please follow up at or 614-222-3767.
  • Review – Applications are reviewed once per month by the ADAMH Mini-Grants Review Committee.
  • Notification – You will be notified by email whether your application has been approved or declined. You will receive notification by the end of the month in which you applied. Please do not inquire about the status of your application unless you have not heard back from ADAMH at the end of the month.
  • Payment Request – If your grant application has been approved, you will receive a payment request form along with your notification. You will complete the payment request form and submit it (along with any documentation to verify you met the grant requirements) to within 60 days after your program/event has taken place.

Application Checklist

  • Incomplete packets will not be reviewed.
  • Email attachments cannot exceed 10MB.
  • In order to be considered for a mini-grant, an applicant must provide the following documentation:
  • Application (overview, narrative and funding outline)
    • Support letter from any partner identified in the application
    • IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification)
    • IRS Letter of determination
    • Submit application to prior to 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.
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