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.

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 that serve children and families in need in the Greater Dayton area.


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

We recommend that organizations who have never received funding, or past grantees who are requesting funds for a new project, submit a Grant Interest Form through our website.

Grant Interest Forms are accepted on a rolling basis and our staff will communicate whether your program is within the mission and funding priorities of the Mathile Family Foundation. It will take several weeks to respond with feedback from the Grant Committee. If invited, a link to the full application will be provided to you by email.


Grant Interest Form


We require applicants to submit applications online. You will be asked to create an account in order to complete the online application.

PLEASE NOTE: We 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. Reminders and updates about the grant process will be sent to the email address associated with the account.

The application portal is not optimized for Google Chrome.  We recommend using an alternate browser to complete the 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. 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
  • 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

3. 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

4. Supporting documentation:
  • Copy of IRS determination letter verifying tax-exempt status
  • Board of Trustees list
  • Line-item budget for the project/program
  • Organizational budget for the current year
  • Organizational budget vs. actual for the preceding year
  • Most recently filed Form 990
  • Most recent audited financial statements

You might be asked to provide any of the following documents after the application is submitted if more information is required:

  • Annual Report
  • Strategic Plan
  • Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption)
  • Current financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows


If you have any additional questions, please contact Emily Hughes, Grantmaking and Operations Manager, at (937) 264-4600 or