Ohio: Academic Programs and Support for Underprivileged Children and Families


  • Type: Foundations
  • Category: Competitive
  • Source: Columbus Foundation - Siemer Family Foundation


  • Award Min: $15,000.00
  • Award Max: $25,000.00
  • Quantity: Not Stated


  • Deadline: Jun 01, 2018
  • Funding Available: Not Stated
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501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations serving Franklin County, Ohio.Programs by nonprofit organizations that benefit the central Ohio community are eligible. Please note that only those applications that are closely aligned with the Foundations grantmaking focus

The Siemer Family Foundation is guided by Barbara Siemer as chairperson; Mrs. Siemers career experience as a high school English teacher, and her many community volunteer experiences benefiting children, inform the Foundations grantmaking interests.

The Siemer Family Foundation supports programs that benefit the central Ohio community by:
Improving educational opportunities for school age children, including those during the school day and those outside of traditional school hours, relating to specific academic areas, or enhancing overall academic achievement;
Providing young children access to opportunities that prepare them for school, especially those including a parental involvement component;
Improving education and literacy throughout the community; or
Improving the economic or housing status and physical well-being and safety of underprivileged families with the intention of creating greater stability for all family members, especially children.

Additional Info:
The Siemer Family Foundations online application is accessible through GO! Grants Online by May 1. It is no longer required that an applicant have a conversation with Foundation staff in advance of submitting an application. Please note that only those applications that are closely aligned with the Foundations grantmaking focus, as outlined above, will be considered.

The Columbus Foundation is making changes to PowerPhilanthropy in 2017. In anticipation of those changes, a PowerPhilanthropy portrait is no longer required for this grant application. Please contact a Foundation staff member with any questions.

For those unfamiliar with the Foundations application process, you are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Grants Information Sessions that are held throughout the year. These workshops offer an overview of the grant application processes for all Supporting Foundations and The Columbus Foundation.