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OHIO

CONTENTS
State & Federal Grants
Regional Foundations
Grant Information Centers

STATE & FEDERAL GRANTS
Several organizations distribute federal funds to U.S. libraries, including NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) and NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities), but IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) is the largest. IMLS runs a grant program known as LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), which supports the delivery of library services in the United States. LSTA distributes funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA), also known as "state libraries," who then use the funds to support a range of libraries in their state.

STATE LIBRARY AGENCY
State Library of Ohio
274 East First Avenue, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43201
614-644-6843
Grants portion of the web site

State Library of Ohio distributes LSTA in one of three ways. Some funds are used in-house for programs that further the goals of the Five-Year Plan, such as, for example, the Summer Reading Program. LSTA funds also support a variety of statewide initiatives, including statewide resource sharing (Ohio Libraries Share: MORE), the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled program, library databases available to any Ohio citizens, and the KnowItNow 24-7 virtual reference services.
The remainder of the LSTA funds are distributed through the competitive grant programs: minigrants, full grants, and disability grants. All grant opportunities are available on a yearly cycle. Announcement of grant availability is posted on library listservs and the timeline for each grant cycle can be found on the web site.
For all competitive grants, a cash match of 25 percent of the total project cost is required. All types of libraries, public, school, academic, and special may apply for LSTA grants. Partnership and cooperative projects are especially encouraged.

LSTA AT-A-GLANCE

LSTA Guidelines & Applications
LSTA Five-Year (2008-2012) Plan for Ohio
LSTA Five-Year (2003-2007) Evaluation Report for Ohio
Use of State Funds in Ohio

Allotment of LSTA State Funds for FY 2011: $5,307,272


REGIONAL FOUNDATIONS
These foundations have a history of supporting libraries or they provide grants for library and/or education-related initiatives in this state. Help us keep the list current by sending information on more foundations that librarians in this state should be aware of to grants@salempress.com.

Cleveland Foundation
Focus: public education reform
Grant Guidelines

Columbus Foundation
Focus: community improvement; capacity building and leadership; arts and culture
Grant Guidelines

Dayton Foundation
Focus: a broad range of community improvement purposes
Grant Guidelines

Dominion Foundation
Focus: K-12 educational partnerships; partnerships in post-secondary education [covers the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia]
Grant Guidelines

Foundation for the Tri-State Community
Focus: a range of educational purposes in Eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and southwestern West Virginia
Grant Guidelines

George Gund Foundation
Focus: creation and support of new, innovative, schools in Cleveland that drive autonomy and accountability to the school level and create different teaching and learning conditions to ensure student success
Grant Guidelines

Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Focus: a range of educational projects [also available in Kentucky and Indiana]
Grant Guidelines

Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
Focus: primary focus is mental health field, secondary interest is education in Summit County
Grant Guidelines

Mary S. & David C. Corbin Foundation
Focus: education in Akron and Summit County
Grant Guidelines

Nord Family Foundation
Focus: education
Grant Guidelines

Reinberger Foundation
Focus: K-12 schools; early child education; literacy and adult education in Northeast Ohio [libraries are listed on the foundationís main areas of funding list]
Grant Guidelines

GRANT INFORMATION CENTERS IN OHIO
Located nationwide in public libraries, universities, community foundations, or nonprofit organizations, grant information centers, also known as Cooperating Collections, provide visitors with free access to Foundation Centerís electronic and print resources on grants and fundraising. Click to read more about Cooperating Collections. View a listing of titles available in Foundation Centerís 2011 Core Collection. Find a Cooperating Collection near you here.

Akron
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S. High St.
330-643-9000

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
703 S. Main St., Ste. 200
330-762-9670

Ashtabula
Ashtabula County District Library
335 W. 44th St.
440-997-9341

Canton
Stark County District Library
715 Market Ave. N.
330-452-0665

Cincinnati
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Grants Resource Center
800 Vine St.
513-369-6900

Cleveland
Foundation Center Office and Library
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600
216-861-1934

Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave., Ne
216-623-2800

Cleveland Heights
Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library
Lee Road Library Branch
2345 Lee Rd.
216-932-3600

Columbus
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Business And Technology Dept.
96 S. Grant Ave.
614-645-2275

Dayton
Dayton Metro Library
Grants Information Center
215 E. 3rd St.
937-463-2665

Elyria
Elyria Public Library Ė West River Branch
1194 W. River Rd. N.
440-324-9827

Lorain County Community College
Barbara and Mike Bass Library
1005 N. Abbe Rd.
440-366-4106

Independence
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Independence Branch
6361 Selig Dr.
216-447-0160

Lima
Lima Public Library
650 W. Market St.
419-228-5113

Mansfield
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
42 W. 3rd St.
419-521-3100

Marietta
Marietta College
215 5th St.
740-376-4741

Newark
Licking County Library
101 W. Main St.
740-349-5500

Painesville
Morley Library
184 Phelps St.
440-352-3383

Piqua
Edison Community College Library
1973 Edison Dr.
937-778-7950

Portsmouth
Portsmouth Public Library
1220 Gallia St.
740-354-5688

Rio Grande
University of Rio Grande
Jeanette Albiez Davis Library
218 N. College Ave.
740-245-7005

Sandusky
The Volunteer Center of Erie County
300 Central Ave.
419-627-0074

Toledo
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Business Technology Dept.
325 Michigan St.
419-259-5209

Twinsburg
Twinsburg Public Library
10050 Ravenna Rd.
330-425-4268

Urbana
Urbana University
Swedenborg Memorial Library
579 College Way
937-484-1335

Warren
Kent State University
Trumbull Campus Library
4314 Mahoning Ave. Nw
330-847-0571

Westlake
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Rd.
440-871-2600

Wooster
Wayne County Public Library
220 W. Liberty St.
330-262-0916

Xenia
Greene County Public Library
Xenia Community Library
76 E. Market St.
937-352-4000

Youngstown
Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
305 Wick Ave.
330-744-8636

Zanesville
Muskingum County Community Foundation
534 Putnam Ave.
740-453-5192


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