Community Fund Ohio is not responsible if it approves a grant request and the receipt of grant funds causes the recipient or his/her family to lose eligibility for government benefits or otherwise be penalized or harmed by the grant approval. The applicant is responsible for understanding the ramifications of grant approval. For individual grants, Community Fund Ohio typically makes grant checks payable to vendors and will not make grant checks payable to SSI recipients or others whose public benefits eligibility could be affected. If you have questions about the impact of a grant on government benefits, please consult an attorney. Community Fund Ohio does not provide legal advice.