Follow the steps to submit an application.

Review Eligibility and Grantmaking Priorities

Only organizations that are tax-exempt under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) are eligible for grant funding from the Mathile Family Foundation. The Foundation supports projects that align with its mission.

Mission: Transforming the lives of those in need through meaningful collaborations that create hope and opportunity.


Requests are not considered for:
  • Endowment funds
  • Mass funding appeals
  • Sponsorships
  • Advertising for fundraising events tickets
  • Grants or loans to individuals
  • Political campaigns or activities
  • Organizations outside the United States


The Mathile Family Foundation will accept one application per year (i.e. four quarters following the date of the last application) from any qualifying organization. In addition, all grant requirements, including a final report, must be completed before consideration of further funding.


Geographic Priority

We give the highest priority to eligible organizations who serve children in the Greater Dayton area. Organizations who fall outside this geographic scope are considered only under special circumstances.


Grant Awards

The Foundation considers applications for grant amounts of $1,000 and higher. The size of the request should be no more than 10% of the total project’s/program’s budget.

Submit a Grant Interest Form

Prior to submitting a full grant application, the Mathile Family Foundation recommends that organizations who have never received funding, or past grantees who are requesting funds for a new project, should submit a Grant Interest Form through our website. Grant Interest Forms will be reviewed on a rolling basis and our staff will indicate whether your program is within the mission and funding priorities of the Mathile Family Foundation. If invited, a link to the full application will be provided to you.


Grant Interest Form


The Mathile Family Foundation requires applicants to submit applications online. You will be asked to create an account in order to complete the online application.

PLEASE NOTE: We would recommend that organizations create their account using a general organization e-mail rather than that of a single staff member or grant application writer so that multiple and/or future staff members are able to access the account throughout the grant application process. If a grant is awarded, the Foundation communicates all reporting requirements through the e-mail address associated with the account that completed the grant application.


Submission deadlines:
  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

Application contains questions related to the following:

1. Organizational Information:
  • Vision and mission statements
  • History and purpose
  • Brief description of services provided and service area

2. Tax Compliance Information:
  • Information about audit and tax preparation
  • Public charity status of the organization
  • Public Support Test information from Form 990
  • Investible assets information (if applicable)

3. Project/Program Description:
  • Project/program description for requested funding
  • Statement of need for project/program and problems it will help address in the community (including relevant statistical data, preferably local, that supports your needs statement)
  • Profile of population served
  • Timeline of activities to meet project/program objectives
  • Total dollar amount requested
  • List of collaborating partners in the project/program and their roles
  • List of amounts pending and committed by other funders to the project/program
  • Project sustainability beyond the period of requested funding
  • List of collaborating partners in the project/program and their roles

4. Project Evaluation:
  • A plan to measure whether the project met its goals and outcomes, specifying tools and/or methods for measuring progress and success
  • How the organization defines the success of the project
  • Use of project evaluation results

5. Supporting documentation:
  • One-page cover letter, signed by the chief executive officer, that summarizes the project and states the requested amount
  • Board of Trustees list
  • Copy of IRS determination letter verifying tax-exempt status
  • List of major financial contributors to the organization
  • Line-item budget for the project/program
  • Organizational budget for current year
  • Organizational budget vs. actual for preceding year
  • Current financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows
  • Most recent audited financial statements
  • Most recent annual report
  • Strategic plan
  • Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption – not the same as the IRS determination letter verifying tax-exempt status)
  • Self-change IRS acceptance/acknowledgement letter (only necessary if changes are made to your organization’s charitable purpose that were reviewed by the IRS)
  • Most recently filed Form 990


If you have any additional questions about grant eligibility or require assistance with the application, please contact Emily Hughes, Grantmaking and Operations Manager, at (937) 264-4600 or