Huntington Charitable Grant Program

For over 150 years, and with a network of nearly 1000 branches in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, The Huntington National Bank has earned a reputation for strong community involvement and supportive civic leadership. We believe that developing relationships and investing in local nonprofit/charitable organizations builds healthy and vibrant communities.

Huntington continues the tradition of providing meaningful support to charitable programs and initiatives that seek to improve self-sufficiency and quality of life in the communities served by Huntington. Requests for programmatic contributions will be considered from all registered 501(c) (3) or 170 (c) (1) organizations and will give additional consideration to requests that focus on:

  • Community Revitalization and Stabilization activities in low- or moderate-income (LMI) areas, designated disaster areas, or underserved or distressed geographies that help attract and retain businesses and residents; create, retain or improve jobs for LMI individuals; or that are consistent with government plans for revitalization of an area.
  • Community Services targeted to low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals include activities such as youth programs, homeless centers, soup kitchens, health care facilities, battered women’s centers, alcohol and drug recovery centers; counseling for credit, homeownership, home maintenance, financial planning, and other financial services education; and activities essential to the capacity of LMI individuals or geographies to utilize credit or sustain economic development, such as day care operations and job training programs. To qualify for CRA, more than 50% of those served by the service provider must be low- or moderate-income.
  • Affordable Housing helps ensure that low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals benefit, or are likely to benefit, from the housing. This includes projects involving low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), rental subsidies for LMI individuals, and income restrictions for residents.
  • Economic and Community Development involves assisting small businesses or farms with permanent job creation, retention, or improvement for LMI individuals, in LMI geographies, or in areas targeted for redevelopment by governments.

Please recognize the following Huntington contribution limitations*. Grant support will not be provided for:

  1. Special Events (Sponsorship, Tickets, Tables)  
  2. Capital Campaigns
  3. Endowments and Foundations
  4. Multi-Year Requests
  5. Individuals, lobbying or political organizations, or activities for sectarian purposes
  6. General Operational Budgets (request should be program specific)
  7. Individual Fundraising 
  8. Research
  9. Producing films, videos, television programs, etc.
*Huntington reserves the right to approve exceptions to the limitations outlined above.

Nonprofit organizations requesting a contribution from Huntington must apply online:

Apply online

Our corporate philanthropy relies considerably on the regional and community executives, who know best the unique needs of their communities. The regional/community leadership teams will convene monthly to evaluate incoming charitable grant requests.

The deadline to submit a grant request for consideration in 2019 is October 31, 2019. Applications submitted after the 2019 deadline will be considered January of 2020.

Should you need any assistance during the application process, please contact:

Lindsay Baker
Corporate Philanthropy Manager
Lindsay.Baker@huntington.com

Please Note: It is expected all grantees are equal opportunity employers and in their governance policies or procedures do not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, age, marital status, parental status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.