Community Grant Program

Applications are being accepted for the 2024 City of Worthington Community Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to assist non-profit organizations with projects or programs in Worthington that provide wide community benefit.

In 2024, $40,000 is allocated for this program. Applications for the 2024 Community Grant Program are being accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024. 

2024 Grant Information 

The City Council approved the continuation of the funding priorities established in the last few years. Proposals that address the priorities will receive preference in the order in which the priorities are listed.  The distribution of funds across the priorities will be recommended by the review committee and approved by City Council.

1a. Basic human necessities such as the provision of food and/or clothing for people in need.

1b. Mental health services and/or community counseling to assist people with mental or social health issues

 2.  Improvement of the Worthington community

 Program Guidelines

Groups currently receiving funding from the City of Worthington must submit a new application to request funding for 2024. Funding in previous years does not guarantee funding in the future.

In order to be eligible for funding, applicants must be non-profit organizations. The organization must serve the City of Worthington community. Within the designated priorities, preference will be given first to organizations whose primary program/initiative serves the City of Worthington and/or membership is comprised primarily of City of Worthington residents. Additional consideration will be given to those serving the Worthington School District area.

Applications for arts and/or cultural activities or programs should be directed to the McConnell Arts Center (MAC).  Please contact the MAC to determine the options available and the application process to follow. 

No match of the City’s funds is required; however, organizations will be evaluated on the total percent of the overall budget requested.   

Applicants may be invited for a formal appearance and evaluation to discuss the application. City Council will designate a committee to review the applications and make recommendations for funding. City Council will make the final determination regarding the applications to fund and applicants will be notified of the decision.  Grant allocations are anticipated to be distributed by the end of the first quarter of 2024.

Recipients are subject to an audit by the City of Worthington Finance Department regarding the use of the City’s funds.

For additional information, please email Alex Novitski call 614-436-3100.