About Mission Impact.

In recent years, many non-profits have been challenged with the changing economic landscape and find themselves in the mode of “cutting their way to sustainability”. Mission Impact has been established to provide initial seed funding to such organizations allowing them to retain the services and support of out-sourced professionals.

Primarily focused on faith-based educational institutions and related entities, Mission Impact accepts on-line applications throughout the calendar year.

Mission Impact is a private foundation supported through philanthropic gifts from individuals and corporations.


The Board.

Doug Brown

As Founder and Board Chair of Oakstone Academy which focuses on educating and supporting students with autism – Doug has lead this leading educational institution through numerous transitions from start-up to significant growth and expansion.  Doug and his family reside in Dublin, Ohio.

Art DeCrane | Treasurer

A serial entrepreneur and lifelong philanthropist – Art’s focus over the years on Leadership Development has impacted numerous faith-based organizations throughout the mid-west. Art and his family reside in Powell, Ohio

John Eddingfield

As a former major gift solicitor for a national consulting firm – John has seen firsthand the importance of providing qualified, experienced professional management discipline to all non-profit organizations. John and his family make their home in Sylvania, Ohio.

Jerome Judd | Chairperson

As SVP & Treasurer for the Mercy Health headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio – Jerry has provided strong Board and committee leadership for numerous organizations including the Sisters of Charity, Ursuline Academy and the Archdiocese of Denver. Jerry and his family make their home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Katherine Raderstorf

As a career Development professional – Katherine has a keen understanding of each and every facet of organizational fundraising and advancement. As a staff member of The Ohio State University’s development team – Katherine has daily responsibility of multiple administrative support functions within the organization. Katherine is a resident of Grandview, Ohio.

Cynthia B. Roberts | Secretary

An estate planning and probate attorney – Cindy understands the importance of honest communication and strategic evaluation in all types of scenarios. Her focus is on serving – her clients, family, and community. Cindy and her family live in Columbus, Ohio.

How to Apply.

Review Eligibility

Review our guidelines and limitations to be sure your organization qualifies for grant submission

Submit Interest Form

Submit a brief grant interest form that provides organizational background and a description of your stated needs.

Apply for a Grant

After you receive approval through email, submit your full application through our secure online system.