About the Foundation · Funds & Grants

Grant Criteria

The New Albany Community Foundation may only award grants to registered 501c3 organizations. To make the best use of available funds, the Foundation seeks applications that include one of more of the following conditions when reviewing application requests:

  • that the project positively impacts the community, especially in the areas of lifelong learning, the arts, health and wellness and the environment;
  • that the proposed project is likely to continue and expand beyond the grant period;
  • that Foundation support would be vital or important to project success;
  • that there would be innovative and efficient use of funds;
  • that expenses are reduced by sharing resources with other agencies or groups;
  • that the project is a well-planned approach to solving a problem and delivering services;
  • that the project promotes cooperation among agencies without duplication of services;
  • that the project brings the community together, enriches lives and that over time, multiplies the good being achieved;
  • applications are measured against how many people are positively impacted;
  • applications are more likely to receive support if other investors or funding sources exist.

The Foundation typically does not approve grants to support operating expenses, deficit financing for programs or capital expenditures, endowment funds, religious purposes, annual appeals or membership contributions, conferences, sponsorships or recognition events.

The Foundation awards grants twice annually in April and October. Applications must be received by the following dates:

  • March 15 for April consideration
  • September 15 for October consideration

Recent Grants Awarded by The New Albany Community Foundation:

  • Two scholarships from the New Albany Women’s Network Fund:
    • $2,000 to OSU for Victoria Boals, Ohio State University
    • $2,000 to OSU for Madison Miller, Ohio State University
  • $1500 grant to the New Albany Safety Town Program from the New Albany Women’s Network Fund
  • $25,000 grant to the Miracle League of New Albany from the Krebs Family Fund
  • $10,000 grant to the New Albany Symphony Orchestra
  • $3000 grant to the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society toward improvements to the historic Ealy House
  • $800 grant to the New Albany Area Chamber of Commerce – to underwrite two participants to the Chamber’s Leadership New Albany program
  • $2500 to the Columbus Metropolitan Library in support of a student lecture featuring Maggie Stiefvater
  • $3200 grant to Lifetown from the Katherine Borghi Fund to sponsor 29 students
  • $9800 grant to New Albany Schools from the Rocky Fork Company Fund to support implementation of the Sources of Strength program. This is part of the “Well-Being Initiative.” The vision is that each student possesses a strong sense of well-being (well-being is defined as being healthy both mentally and physically). The Mission is to empower a caring community with resources that help maximize the mental & physical well-being of each student.