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Funding Success Stories

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund provides over $4 million in funding each year to programs and services to prevent child abuse and neglect. Are initiatives include funding of programs and services that address human trafficking, reducing infant mortality, and promoting safe sleep practices.

These programs help make a difference in the lives of Ohio children by strengthening families, providing parents with resources and support, training professionals, and raising awareness about these important issues in our state.

Each funding opportunity has its own requirements for success, but we wanted to offer these stories as examples of programs that strongly aligned with our mission and were thoughtful in how they attempted to solve a problem.

Early Childhood Safety Initiative

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund has worked for the past two years with organizations across the state to provide parent safety education on topics such as infant safe sleep practices, proper car seat installation, infant and early childhood development, and infant and early childhood nutrition. Upon completion of the brief education program, eligible families will receive concrete safety-related support items. These may include;

  • Cribs. Pack and plays
  • Car seats, Booster seats
  • Strollers
  • Baby gates, Baby monitors
  • Bassinets
  • High chairs
  • Toddler beds, Sleep sacks
  • Other home/child safety equipment 

2021 ECSI Grantee - Tuscarawas County Health Department

This program was successful because:

  • It aligned with the Trust Fund’s current initiatives.
  • It had actionable, detailed plans for how the funding would be used.
  • It provided a direct service and supports to eligible families.

Apply for Funding Opportunities

These organizations are just two of many that the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund supports each year. If your organization wants to help make an impact for Ohio families, consider applying for an open funding opportunity.

You can better understand whether your program might be a good fit with our mission by reading more about “How the OCTF Decides What to Fund”. We also recommend reading these “Tips for Successful Grant Proposals” before submitting your application.