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The Sugar Bush Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for 2020 funding. Please contact Kelli Kotowski at kotowskk@ohio.edu with any questions.

Nov. 30 - Letter of Intent is due for prospective projects. Letters of Intent submitted after Nov. 30 at midnight will not be accepted for review in the current award cycle.

Dec. 17 - Prospective project members are notified whether they have been chosen to submit a full proposal. If selected, a Sugar Bush Foundation representative will email the proposal form.

Feb. 28 - The completed proposal is due, including a minimum of two letters of support and a full project budget.

Spring SBF Meeting - Proposals are presented to the Board by the project members.

June 30 - Project members will be notified if the project will be funded and the amount of the award.

Project Requirements

The Sugar Bush Foundation currently prioritizes projects in the following categories: Renewable energy, zero waste, environmental protection & restoration, food security, and sustainable development.

  1. An Ohio University college, center, planning unit or program must be an active partner in the planning and implementation of the project.
  2. The community partner must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization or government agency.
  3. Sugar Bush Foundation provides funds for start-up, research and/or program development, general support and other support as determined. Sugar Bush Foundation does not provide funds for capital projects.
  4. The project must impact at least one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties.

Letter of Intent

If you meet the project requirements, you may submit a Letter of Intent. Click here to download the Letter of Intent Form [WORD]. Once you have downloaded and completed the Letter of Intent, email it to sugarbushfoundation@ohio.edu.