Program Support Grants for Putnam County

These grants are available to assist with improving the quality of life in Putnam County by promoting educational opportunities, expanding safety net programs, and promoting the general welfare of Putnam County residents.

Program Support Grants for Putnam County

Grants to assist with improving the quality of life in Putnam County. The maximum grant request amount ranges from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on the focus area of the request as detailed below. Requests can be made for one or two years. The total for a two-year request cannot exceed the maximum request amount.

Deadline: February 15, 2024

Application Closed

Projects should be serving Putnam County exclusively and address one of the following focus areas. 


Requests can be made for up to $25,000 to: 

  • Support and expand safety net programs serving Putnam County
  • Improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, including Veterans and First Responders with service-related disabilities

Requests can be made for up to $10,000 to: 

  • Expand access to quality out-of-school time programs for children and youth focused on academic progress, physical well-being, emotional health and related positive youth development areas 

Note: Each organization may only submit one project for consideration. Most grants will be awarded in $5,000-$10,000 range, with larger grants available to support bigger projects.

Funding is not intended to provide ongoing operational support. Organizations who do not currently have an open grant will be prioritized.

Eligibility for Nonprofit Organizations:

  • Active 501(c)(3) status, and a 2-year work history
  • Serving Putnam County

We are not able to fund:

  • Fundraising event sponsorships
  • School fundraising organizations (PTAs, boosters, etc)
  • Programs promoting religious beliefs*
  • Requests outside of Putnam County

*Grants may be made to faith-based organizations for the non-religious programs offered to the broader community 


  • January 2, 2024: Grants application process opens. View our How to Apply Guide for step-by-step instructions.
  • January 2, 2024 – February 9, 2024: Assistance is available from our grantmaking staff. If you need assistance with applying—either in-person, virtual, or by phone—please submit your appointment request here.
  • February 15, 2024: Applications due
  • April 24, 2024: Notified of grant decision
  • Grant projects must occur between May 1, 2024 and April 30, 2026

Learn more about our Putnam County work.

Here to Help

For more information, please contact:

Reagan Bass, MPA

Program Officer