Grant Program

Nord Family Foundation

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Nord Family Foundation is accepting applications for its grant program.

The Nord Family Foundation grants to non-profit organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and to selected public sector activities.

Focus Areas

  • Grants are awarded in the fields of Arts and Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health and Social Services.
  • Most grants are made for program related activities, with some grants to support capital improvements and capital campaigns when special criteria are met.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The majority of grants are made to organizations in Lorain County or to organizations doing work that have direct outreach to or impact in Lorain County.
  • Grants are also made on a selective basis to organizations in areas where voting members of the Foundation reside.  These currently include Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Cuyahoga County, OH; Denver, CO; and Penn Yan, NY.
  • Grants are occasionally made for capital purposes when specific criteria are met:
  • The organization requesting support clearly serves a under-resourced population.
  • In instances where the Foundation’s support is likely to leverage much greater giving from other community sources such as government, corporations, individuals and other foundations.
  • Where it is clear that an effective local campaign, involving extensive citizen participation and grassroots leadership has been or will be mounted.

Note: Program grants, which include requests for capital items such as furniture, computers, video recorders, etc., are not included within this general policy.