Programs & Grants

Improving the health and well being of children and their families.


Over the past three years, the Ohio Children’s Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million in grants.

These grants supported organizations working to improve the physical and mental health and welfare of children. Of particular interest to the Foundation are children and their families whose circumstances make them vulnerable, at risk, or unlikely to receive services without our help. Grants during these three years ranged from $100 to $30,000.

The Foundation leverages its resources by supporting organizations which are working statewide to create a public policy environment conducive to the long-term interests of children. In addition to grant support, we also provide technical assistance to advocacy organizations and serve on local, state, and national governing and advisory boards.

We believe that a good kindergarten experience paves the way for a child’s future success in school. During the past decade, the Foundation has sponsored a number of initiatives to increase school-readiness, including home visits by kindergarten teachers to nearly 10,000 families, and the publication and distribution of a book to build pre-literacy skills in young children.