Funding opps: a brief sampling

One of the benefits of Ohio CDC Association membership is a monthly newsletter detailing countless funding opportunities that cross our desks. This month’s Funding Opps was released today. Here is a brief sampling of what is inside:

Affordable Housing

National Church Residences Affordable Housing Fund
With assistance from National Equity Fund, National Church Residences has created the Affordable Housing Investment Fund for senior housing. Find out how you can tap into this new fund on September 21. Register for a webinar here.

Wells Fargo Neighborhood Implementation Grants
Neighborhood Implementation Grants support comprehensive community development projects that target specific neighborhoods. The community development project must be based on a current resident-driven neighborhood plan. For single grantees, grants vary in size from $100,000 to $750,000, and are disbursed over five years. For collaboratives, grants vary in size from $250,000 to $1.25 million, and are disbursed over five years. Deadline is October 21.

Efficiency Crafted Homes Incentives
Efficiency Crafted Homes provides financial incentives for new home construction or gut rehabs in Columbia Gas of Ohio or AEP Ohio territory. For more information about becoming an Efficiency Crafted builder, contact 1-877-771-5506 or

Financial Empowerment

State Farm Insurance Community Development Grants
State Farm is committed to maintaining the vibrancy of their communities by assisting nonprofits that support: affordable housing, first time homeowners, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, job training, and small business development. Deadline is October 31.

MetLife Financial Inclusion Grants
Financial inclusion grant requests are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. To be considered for a MetLife Foundation grant, an organization must be a qualified 501(c)(3) organization with a valid IRS Tax ID or equivalent organization. More information here.

Discover Foundation – Financial Literacy Funding
Requests are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. To be considered, an organization must be a qualified 501(c)(3) organization with program that emphasizes education or financial literacy. More information here.

Community Economic Development

IFF – A New Lending Option in Ohio
IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps Midwest communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income populations and individuals with disabilities. In Ohio, IFF offers affordable, flexible financing from $10,000 to $2 million and works closely with clients from every sector, including arts and culture, charter schools, community development, special needs services, and supportive housing. Since 2014, we have provided over $34 million in loans and new markets tax credits for projects in major cities across the state, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton. More information here.

The Future of Work
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is interested in learning about the future of work. Through this exploration, they are particularly interested in gaining a better understanding of ways that shifts in our economy and workforce might affect our health and health care, and the types of benefit alternatives, support systems and services that workers may need to live the healthiest life possible. Deadline is September 15.

And on it goes… through CED opportunities, to community engagement and food access opportunities, culminating in other opportunities.

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