The Andrew Jergens Foundation

The Andrew Jergens Foundation was established in 1962 in Cincinnati by Andrew N. Jergens (1881-1967).

In 2016, The Andrew Jergens Foundation reached a generous milestone — $20 million granted to the community.

Purpose of The Andrew Jergens Foundation

The Foundation’s prime interest is the health, education, cultural experiences and social welfare of children in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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. New to our system? See our Applicant Tutorial section below for more information.

LOI DeadlineProposal DeadlineNotice of Decision
November 15January 2March/April
February 15April 1July
June 15August 1October/November
If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.

Grant Evaluation

The Jergens Foundation requires a follow-up evaluation report to be completed in our online grant system at the end of the grant period. Applicants will receive an e-mail reminder two weeks prior to the evaluation due date.