Foundation Accepting Non-Profit COVID Relief Fund Applications

Thanks to a $150,000 grant from City of Hilliard CARES Act Funds, the Hilliard Community Foundation will be offering grants to community non-profit agencies that have been affected by COVID-19.

Application | Submit via email

Applications will be accepted from Friday, Oct. 16, through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Awarded grants will cover costs and expenses incurred from March 1, 2020, through December 4, 2020.

The CARES Act funds were provided to the City of Hilliard through State House Bill 614. Funds will be used to distribute grants to local non-profits that provide health and human/social services to Hilliard residents.

Grant Guidelines
Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that:
    • Provides health and/or human/social services
    • Serves City of Hilliard residents
    • Is in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and
    • Is in compliance with the State of Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Funding Guidelines

  • Only one (1) application per 501(c)3 will be accepted.
  • There is no minimum or maximum grant award.
  • The Hilliard Community Foundation reserves the right to not award, or to partially award, eligible agencies and eligible fund requests.
  • Grant funding can be used for revenue losses and/or increased expenses incurred by the applicant agency from March 1, 2020, to December 4, 2020, as caused by, or in response to, the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Grant funding may not supplant other federal funds received by the agency.
  • Agencies that are awarded grants will be required to submit final expenditure documentation by December 4, 2020.
  • All agencies will be required to return unused/unexpended CARES Act funds to the Hilliard Community Foundation by December 7, 2020.

Grant Request Categories


  • Unforeseen losses of revenue:
    • As caused by, or in response to, the COVID-19 public health emergency
    • From March 1, 2020 through December 4, 2020
    • Revenue means: income coming into the agency for operations and programming


  • This category includes increased or new expenses as caused by, or in response to, the COVID-19 public health emergency from March 1, 2020 through December 4, 2020
  • Types of expenses include:
    • Unforeseen and unbudgeted agency business expenses
    • Unforeseen expenses for residents to access basic needs and resource supports
    • Increased or new expenses to obtain goods and services

Financial Investment and Impact Reporting

Grantees will be required to document the actual expenditure of the grant funds by December 4, 2020, and describe the work and achievements resulting from the investment of CARES Act funds.

Hilliard Gives has been an outpouring of the Community to support those affected by the pandemic. To date the Hilliard Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Hilliard has raised over Twenty Thousand dollars. To date grants have dispersed almost all the funds to the areas of concern.

Seniors food program- Hilliard Food Pantry

Family Aid with medical needs and loss of work- Patches of Light

School lunches during the school year- Kiwanis Club of Hilliard

Child Care for essential workers- First Baptist Child Care/ Learning Center

Summer lunch program- Son Ministries