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.
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
Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program (PRS)
Agricultural Marketing Service · Due Nov 22
- Nutrition & Food Safety
- Disaster Relief
- Farmers Market
- Technical Assistance
- Public Health
North Central SARE Farmer Rancher Grant
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education · Due Dec 2
- Soil Health
- Alternative Energy
- Pest Management
North Central SARE Youth Educator Grant
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education · Due Nov 11
ACRE3 Agricultural Energy Efficiency (AgEE)
Colorado Department of Agriculture
- Cost Share
- Alternative Energy
July 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (OFBF)
Minimum Award Amount
Maximum Award Amount
Updated September 28, 2021
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