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2021 grant application deadline

The grant application deadline has passed. Please check back in May 2021 to apply for 2022 funding.

Please note that Tier 4 organizations, such as agriculture, arts and culture, civic and community, higher education/scholarships and health research organizations, are by invitation only.

Before you apply

The Nationwide Foundation only accepts funding applications through this website. The next grant application window will open in mid-May 2021. Before you apply, see if your request meets our funding guidelines. Also, keep in mind that the following will not be considered:
  • Multiple grant proposals from one organization
  • Incomplete applications
  • Applications not submitted through the foundation’s online application program
  • Applications received after the deadline
  • Videos, albums or binders (cannot be returned)

Required documentation

If your organization meets our funding criteria, please have the following required information available before you begin your application to easily complete your application and not risk losing information.

  • Your organization's charitable tax ID number/EIN
  • List of funders from whom you have submitted a request, amount of request and the status of each request (approved, pending or to be submitted)
  • IRS 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination
  • Operating budget
  • Names and addresses of your board of directors
  • Project/program budget if you’re submitting for a program, project or capital request
  • Your organization’s most recent audited financial statement
  • Non-discrimination statement

Applying for a grant

The grant application deadline for 2021 funding has passed. The next grant application window will open in mid-May 2021 and run through Sept. 1, 2021.

After you apply

If you submitted a grant application prior to the Sept. 1 deadline this year, you should have received an email confirming your grant submission.

Please keep your email confirmation as a record of proof that your application was submitted. You'll also see the submitted application listed under “Submitted Applications” on the Welcome page in the grant application system.

Grant recipients will be notified by March 31, 2021.