Application Process

The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year to consider applications and award grants. Important dates for each grant cycle are listed below:

Application AvailableDeadlineMeeting
November 15thDecember 15thFebruary
April 1stMay 1stJune
August 1stSeptember 1stOctober

Proposals are due by the end of the day on the specified deadline.

Please note: From time to time the application may be updated; therefore, the online application will be available one month prior to the stated deadlines.

All applications must be submitted online.

To be eligible for support, your organization must:

  • be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code
  • provide services or programming one of our four focus areas: 1) treatment; 2) education & prevention; 3) coordination of resources in the community; or 4) research
  • have a presence in Cuyahoga County
  • have submitted an interim or final report on any previous grants before a new request can be considered

Review the information you’ll need:

When have completed your application and click submit you will receive an email confirmation that we have received your application. PLEASE NOTE: Do not mail a duplicate hard copy of the application or any uploaded attachments

Your grant application is reviewed by both staff and the board. During this process, our staff may contact you for more information. You will be notified within two weeks of the board meeting via the electronic grants management system if your organization received funding or, in some cases, if funding has been denied.