The Community Foundation for Crawford County currently has THREE (3) different grant applications: one application for the federal CARES Act dollars called the CRAWFORD COUNTY CARES ACT NONPROFIT REFLIEF GRANT APPLICATION, one application to the Foundation's regular granting cycle (non-COVID-19 related grants) called the NON-COVID-19 GRANT APPLICATION and finally one application to the Foundation for COVID-19 related grant funding called the COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT APPLICATION.

Please be careful to choose the correct application.



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The Community Foundation for Crawford County has received $400,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from the Crawford County Commissioners to distribute in the form of grants to local nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

To be eligible, a nonprofit must operate as a 501(c)3 organization and have done so since one year before March 1, 2020; be located within Crawford County and/or have a Crawford County address; not be permanently closed; not be in receivership or bankruptcy; and demonstrate need because of increased expenses or decrease in revenues resulting from COVID-19.


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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Community Foundation for Crawford County redirected their available discretionary funds from their Crawford Impact Fund to meet the resulting needs from our community due to the pandemic. To ensure we are serving Crawford County and its citizens to the best of our abilities, these funds have been prioritized for COVID-19 relief efforts especially those that are for for basic needs and essential health and human services.  These grants will be available on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations in Crawford County and will continue through the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.

Organizations applying for a COVID-19 Response Grant need to demonstrate that they are facing new and/or unmet financial burdens because of the COVID-19 crisis and may seek general operating revenue.  Nonprofits seeking assistance due to COVID-19 must apply through the COVID-19 Response Grant Application.


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Although the Foundation is prioritizing COVID-19 Response Grants, we are now accept grant requests for non-COVID related projects and programs. 

Deadlines for these requests will be the same as our normal granting cycles:

  • First Cycle Deadline: December 31st - Grants submitted by this date will be awarded in April of the following year.
  • Second Cycle Deadline: August 31st - Grants submitted by this date will be awarded in December.

Nonprofits seeking assistance NOT related to COVID-19 must apply through the Non-COVID-19 Grant Application.

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We invite you to partner with us in giving to the Emergency Response Fund to amplify the impact and efforts of nonprofits serving Crawford County. Every dollar donated to the Emergency Response Fund throughout 2020 will be used to assist nonprofits directly affected by COVID-19.

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The Community Foundation for Crawford County can only make grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities.  We cannot make grants to individuals.  If you need assistance as an individual, please call CONTACT Crawford County or United Way's 2-1-1 Help Center.


CONTACT CRAWFORD COUNTY is a 24 hour confidential help line. 

419-562-9010 (Bucyrus)

419-468-9081 (Galion)

1-800-755-9010 (Toll-Free)


UNITED WAY'S 2-1-1 HELP CENTER is a free 24/7 information and referral help line connecting callers to services such as mental health, emergency food and housing, veterans services, health care, and more.

Just dial 2-1-1.