The Ohio Alliance of YMCAs Foundation is offering grant research, writing, and administration services for those YMCAs who may be interested in seeking new or continued funding for programming, but do not have the current resources to research and apply.
This program is available to members in good standing with the Ohio Alliance.

Below is a list of areas for which the Foundation will offer research, writing, and administration services. If your YMCA fits within the criteria, and you would like an estimate for a particular project, or have any questions, please email Jessica Mathews at

Grant research, writing, and administration services:

  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and persuasively communicating the YMCA’s mission and programs to potential funders.

  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.

  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.

  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet

    deadlines, and manage supplemental material required for proposals.

  • Record keeping and reporting to the grantor.

  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and


  • Manage timely completion of grant reports and renewal applications. Keep and follow reporting and renewal calendar, prepare reports and renewals for submission, and obtain necessary information from program managers as required.

Areas for which the Foundation will provide grant research, writing, and administration services:

  • Diabetes self-management (ex. Activate Ohio).

  • Physical activity and access to healthy foods in early childhood and school-age


  • Improve and create awareness around built environments (ex. Complete Streets,

    Safe Routes To School).

  • Other healthier communities initiatives or programs.

  • Other areas determined to fit within an Ohio Alliance priority.

    Areas for which the Foundation will not research funding include facility maintenance, such as roofs, plumbing, painting walls, etc. 









Rate for services: $20 per hour.

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