The Licking County Foundation accepts proposals from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities serving Licking County as part of a competitive grantmaking process to respond to new and existing programs, emerging needs, and innovative services that might not be started or continue were it not for LCF’s support. Awarded through unrestricted funds, these grants carry out the wishes of fund donors and help nonprofits meet the needs of our community.


The Foundation is committed to making the grant application process as simple and effective as possible for nonprofits. The information provided through the application process helps LCF make sound decisions based on its mission, the directives of donors, and the Foundation’s goal to provide effective assistance to as many organizations as possible. Here is Licking County Foundation’s process for submission, evaluation and approval of grant proposals:

•First, the Licking County Foundation Community Grant Inquiry is completed by grantseekers to determine whether the proposal follows grant program guidelines, contains all required information, and should be considered for funding.
•Second, the Grant Review Committee invites those organizations demonstrating the greatest need and/or community benefit to submit the Licking County Foundation Community Grant Full Proposal.
•Third, the Grant Review Committee evaluates each full proposal and makes recommendations to the Licking County Foundation’s Governing Committee which must give final approval for funding.
•Lastly, the Governing Committee awards grants to programs and projects that improve the quality of life for all citizens of Licking County.


The Foundation’s Community Grant program is an open, competitive, discretionary program through which funding is provided to nonprofit organizations and governmental entities serving Licking County to support community-based efforts to address local issues.

Apply here: Licking County Foundation Community Grant Inquiry Application. 

Before completing the application, grantseekers are strongly encouraged to read these documents:

  • Grant Guidelines (download on Guidelines page)
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Grantseekers (download on Guidelines page)
  • Application Instructions - Community Grant Program (download below)
  • Preparing A Good Proposal (download below)

After reviewing these documents, if you have any further questions on how to proceed, please contact LCF’s Program Officer, Amy Dell, at 740.349.3863, x108 or amy@thelcfoundation.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Licking County Foundation!