Grant and Sponsorship Requests

The 2024 Annual Grant Application is now closed.

We will open for 2025 towards the end of this year.

Grant and Sponsorship Process

The SSF Foundation’s grant and sponsorship application process is once per calendar year. Each fall the grant application cycle opens for consideration for the following fiscal year. All organizations on our contact list are notified via email when the grant application becomes available. Applying does not guarantee funding or participation in other SSF Foundation programs.

Guidelines & Priorities

While we would like to support all non-profit organizations in our community, our funding is limited and determined by the following criteria.

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization as defined by the IRS.
  • Funds must remain in Summit County and benefit local residents.
  • Grant and sponsorship requests should align with our mission statement: "Support our local community through needs based giving with a focus on families, youth enrichment and environmental stewardship."
  • Applications will be reviewed by the SSF Foundation Board of Directors and evaluated based on community impact and financial need.
  • The SSF Foundation does not provide grant funding or scholarships to individuals or political organizations.
  • Suggested amount for requests is $250-$2,000.


Organizations will be notified of funding decisions before January 31st. Should you have any questions concerning the application process please don’t hesitate to inquire. We welcome ongoing communication about your organization including volunteer opportunities and recognize that together our efforts and involvement make this community an amazing place to live.

To be added to our contact list, please email or contact Amanda Johnson at 402.469.1430.