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The Gillmor Foundation is committed to funding charitable requests that will assist and promote the well being of the citizens of Sandusky and Seneca Counties.


The Foundation welcomes grant applications from public and private organizations in the Counties of Sandusky and Seneca that are tax exempt according to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or are organized for a charitable purpose.

Grant Making Policy

Historically, the Foundation gives priority to applications in any field or program area that reflect one or more of the following characteristics:

• Develops new solutions to community problems

• Promotes or enhances youth sports or other productive youth activities

• Improves the quality of non-profit organizations

• Increases individual access to community services

• Encourages volunteerism, civic and community involvement

• Enhances quality of life through the arts

• Encourages entrepreneurial activities

• Promotes education

What Does the Foundation Typically Decline?

We rarely fund renovation or construction projects, make multi-year pledges or are the sole funder of a program or project.

• Loan payments

• More than a three (3) year commitment for multi-year funding

• Endowments

• Routine maintenance

• Individuals

Grant Request Information

Successful applications will address how the program or project addresses the Foundation's funding priorities.


• A letter of requests including a brief history of the organization

 • Detail purpose

 • Detail need

• Amount requested

• A summary of the project budget, including sources and amounts of projected income and expense


Please mail or deliver the grant request form and all supporting documentation to:

The Gillmor Charitable Foundation

The Old Fort Banking Co.

Attn: Kristy Kahler

P.O. Box 627

Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Phone: (419) 447-1513 ext.1402

The Paul M. and Lucy J. Gillmor Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers.  The Board reviews applications on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December.  The Board carefully reviews and considers the merits of each grant application.  All applicants will be notified by mail regarding the Board’s decision.  Denied requests will not be reconsidered.