Mini-Grant Program

Mini-Grant Program Suspended for 2019

We received so many wonderful Mini-Grant applications in 2019 that we have awarded all of our grant funds for the year. Check back in October for an updated application and guidelines. We will begin accepting applications for 2020 Mini-Grant Funds in November.

The ADAMH Board of Franklin County awards mini-grant funds to 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 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:

  • Love Without Hurt: I Matter – A day of empowerment and inspiration for teenage girls, moms and mentors to raise awareness about dating violence.
  • Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation: Breaking the Blues Stigma – A one-day program to address mental health stigma in the African American community.
  • Ohio State Collegiate Recovery: Scarlet, Gray and Sober – A family-friendly, substance-free tailgate event before home football games.
  • Whitehall CHAT (Community Health Action Team): Health and Wellness Fair – 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.

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(Applications for 2020 funds will be accepted beginning in November, 2019.)

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 and end between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
  • 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 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 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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