Policies & Restrictions
The Foundation supports programs which benefit children, generally through high school age, in the Greater Cincinnati area (Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana). Over the past several years, the Foundation has had a primary interest in children ages 0-6 years; though applications are still accepted for ages through high school.
- Applicants must have an IRS determination as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
In most cases, an organization must wait 24 months after final payment of a grant or decline of a request before it is eligible to reapply.
The Foundation will not provide continuing operational support for any grantee.
The Foundation does not normally assume a major portion of any amount being solicited.
Emergency requests are not favored unless they involve disaster and human suffering.
If you believe that your organization meets these qualifications, complete and submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through our online system, Foundant. New to our system? See our hints section below for more information.
If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day. Specific decision dates are flexible and will be communicated each grant cycle.
***Please note that the LOI deadline will be March 1 vs. March 15 in 2018 and the application deadline will be April 16.
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The Jergens Foundation requires a follow-up evaluation report to be completed in our on-line grant system at the end of the grant period. Applicants will receive an e-mail reminder two weeks prior to the evaluation due date.
Need help setting up a profile on our new online system? Please refer to the following help documents, provided by our vendor, Foundant:
Please note you also can download this as a Microsoft Word document from this website by clicking on the blue "Download Button" at the top right side of the page.
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