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As stewards of the Dublin Community, transparency is important to the material success of our Foundation Mission. If your questions are not addressed in the topic areas below or by reading testimonials and other website content, please contact us directly.

Questions about Donations

Are contibutions made to Dublin Community Foundation tax deductible?

Yes. Dublin Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and donations are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. Those looking for a larger tax-deductible option can establish a Donor Advised-Fund.

Are other assets besides cash eligible as contribution to DCF?

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If I don’t want to create a fund of my own, can I make a contribution to DCF?

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Do you have special programs for Corporate Donors?

Yes, most definitely.  Businesses that wish to make a very positive impact can work with us to create a Corporate Advised Fund and not only establish a tax-deductible gift but also earmark how the funds can be used.  You become a valued Corporate Donor Partner with the Dublin Community Foundation.

Questions about Volunteering

Can I volunteer directly with the Dublin Community Foundation?

Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers and we have no staff. There may be opportunities for those who qualify. 

While our focus is mainly on raising funds to grant to local community organizations to support their missions, we also seek to be considered a collaborative resource and ambassador for those organizations within the community.   

What are volunteer options in the Dublin Community

Volunteer opportunities in Dublin, Ohio, abound, and there is something for everyone. We even wrote a blog about this very topic.  

Volunteer Opportunities in Dublin, Ohio



Are there many volunteer options?

Yes… View our Volunteer Interest Form for a list of numerous options to volunteer with the Dublin Community Foundation.  But we also might suggest working with a specific nonprofit organization based on your interests, time and talent.

Read a past blog article about Volunteer Opportunities in Dublin, too.


Questions about Grants

What are the qualifications to apply for grants?

Grants are made to tax-exempt 501(c)3 organizations or the equivalent as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Public schools, governmental entities, colleges and universities, and religious organizations can apply, assuming the program has a charitable intent.

Prospective applicants are urged to contact the Dublin Community Foundation before preparing an application if there is a question concerning eligibility, as proof of eligibility must be provided to the Dublin Community Foundation before grants are considered.

The geographic focus of our grant-making is within the Dublin, Ohio, vicinity.

The Dublin Community Foundation does not award grants to individuals or for-profit organizations.

What are submission deadlines?

Grant applications can be submitted anytime, however, the board reviews them now in April and October.

The DCF Grant Cycle is as follows:

  1. Applications submitted through March will be reviewed in April.
  2. Applications submitted through September will be reviewed in October.

What are the fund categories?

[ Note from Debbie – this came via Bob Fathman, but even said there are more categories and we need to add those an ensure the syntax on all are absolute then use consistently site wide ]



Community Education




What type of projects/programs does DCF fund?


Are there instructions to file a Grant Application?

Yes.  We have an online Application Form, but we have created a document with all information you will need prior to beginning your online submission.

See our online Grant Application Guidelines.

What happens if I don't have time to complete the Grant Application?

If you don’t have a long block of time or get interrupted during the process of completing your online Grant Application form, we have enabled a new feature:  Save and Continue.

Save and Continue will allow you to suspend work on the form without losing all your efforts.  On clicking Save and Continue, you’ll be prompted for an email address, and an encrypted link will be mailed to you to return in under 30 days to continue your application where you left off.  After 30 days, the link will expire and your form will be lost without any method for you (or us) to recover it.

We strongly urge you to read our Grant Application Guidelines before you begin the process, as preparation with all the required information and documents will ultimately save you a great deal of time and frustration.


Besides the application, are there other requirements?

When the board has chosen an application for review, we may ask the applicant to prepare a short 5- to 10-minute presentation for the board.

All funded projects must require a focus on improving life for Dublin. 

The application should address the following question:

  • How does this program or project help Dublin, Ohio residents?

We regret that we cannot consider applications with a more generalized focus on Ohio.


Questions about the Foundation

How old is the Dublin Community Foundation?

The Dublin Foundation was started as a separate 501-(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2004 as an off-shoot of an older entity at The Columbus Foundation with the Dublin Fund. In 2011 we adopted the Dublin Community Foundation name to reflect our mission and goals more closely.  Dublin Foundation is still seen at ProPublica and similar entities for our tax filings and to keep us apart from another Dublin Community Foundation in Utah.

How much money does the Dublin Community Foundation distribute?

Who are the foundation board members?

Dublin Community Highlight

What is the Field of Corn?

Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges) is the third installation in Dublin’s Art in Public Places collection. The sculpture includes 109 human-sized (6 ft. 3 in. or 1.9 m) tall ears of corn that stand upright in realistic row patterns. 

Learn more » https://www.visitdublinohio.com/listing/field-of-corn-(with-osage-oranges)/451/