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Ohio Agriculture Action and Awareness Grants

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Closed April 30, 2022

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact in four core areas of giving.

  • Education: Providing grants for professional development programs allowing individuals to advance their knowledge of agriculture, share ideas, and improve people’s lives.

  • Environment: Funding sensible solutions that contribute to a healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable Ohio by focusing on increased care for land and water.

  • Economic Development: Capturing opportunities that build prosperity, create jobs, and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans by funding projects that spur economic growth in local communities.

  • Human-Animal Bond: Promoting the proper care of animals and the many ways they bring quality to human life.

Grant Cycles:

  • Spring (Opens Jan. 1, Closes April 30)

  • Fall (Opens July 1, Closes Oct. 1)


Grants are typically made only to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, or who have a sponsoring agency with this status. Under certain circumstances, applications organizations that do not meet this criteria, but are providing a charitable program, may be considered.

In all cases, the applicant organization must deliver services in the State of Ohio and have a clear charitable purpose.


Grant amounts are typically between $1,000 and $3,000 and are provided for a one-year period. Grants may be used for: general support, startup funding for new organizations, program expansion, or capital for equipment necessary to implement eligible programs. Matching funds and/or resources are required. Collaborations among organizations are encouraged.

In order to maintain its focus and achieve a greater impact through the use of its funds, the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation will also generally not support:

  • Support to individuals

  • Capital campaigns and endowments

  • Contests or pageants

  • Organizations whose services do not benefit the community at large

  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns

  • Registration fees

Application Instructions

Funding requests must be submitted electronically on this page when the application is open.

Before you begin, applications will need:

  • IRS Letter of Determination (Establishes the tax-exempt status of your organization or partner)

  • Most Recent 990 (Can be downloaded from for free)

  • Organization Budget

  • Program Budget



Release Date

January 1, 2022


April 30, 2022


Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (OFBF)

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Michigan DNR

Updated May 6, 2022

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