Grants Resources & FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get answers to my questions?
How can I find grants?
Does OCF award grants for operating support?
Our organization is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, but we have not yet received it. Can we apply for a grant?
Can a state-supported educational institution or a government entity apply for a grant even if it is not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization?
Will you review a draft of our proposal and give us suggestions for improvement?
How often can we apply for a grant?
Can we apply for more than one grant at a time?
Does OCF support capital campaigns?
Does OCF support capacity-building projects to improve a nonprofit organization’s fundraising, marketing, training, and so forth?
Our organization received an unsolicited grant from an OCF advised fund. Can we apply directly to that fund for another grant?
Our program is part of a much larger parent organization, such as a university or county government. Should we send OCF its full financial report and budget?
Our organization received a Community Grant last year, but our project still needs support. Can we apply for another Community Grant for the same project?
If a proposal for a Community Grant is declined, can we resubmit the same project later?
Are private foundations eligible for Community Grants?