Grant Request Guidelines


The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications to our Foundation for the Second and Third Quarters, 2022. Please note, the application deadline is July 15, 2022.


If your organization has been denied during any grant cycle, you are not eligible to reapply for another grant award for at least one full year from the original grant application date during the grant submission cycle.


To register and apply, please go to this link:


Click “Create New Account” and follow the instructions. You will be able to preview the application, as well as the ability to save a draft until you are ready to submit a final application. If you need further instructions, please see this video tutorial:


The Foundation gives the highest priority to eligible organizations and projects that best align with our mission and areas of concentration, located in the communities in which the Trustees live. Organizations that fall outside this geographic scope are considered only under special circumstances. The Foundation considers proposals for grant amounts of $5,000 and higher. Multi-year funding requests may be considered.


We concentrate our resources in the following areas:


  • Enhancing education and health care
  • Supporting faith-based organizations
  • Fostering pro-life
  • Providing opportunities for the poor and under-served
  • Developing the arts
  • Promoting environmental responsibility


Organizations requesting funds must be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The Foundation will not consider funding requests for the following:


  • Mass funding appeals
  • Sponsorships, except for special circumstances
  • Tickets or advertising for fundraising events
  • Grants or loans to individuals
  • Political campaigns or activities
  • Any organization supporting or affiliated with abortion


Please contact us if you should have any questions or require further assistance.


Bettina H. Ross

Executive Director

James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation

8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 480

Cincinnati, OH 45236


513-573-4078 (Fax)

 The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation

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