Toledo Community Foundation

2018 Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards

Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, announce the 2018 Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence Awards. Nonprofits are encouraged to nominate themselves for the awards by completing an application by Saturday, June 30, 2018. Winners will be announced on October 9 at a special breakfast ceremony.  Winners receive a one-of-a-kind glass award, $5,500 in unrestricted grant money from Toledo Community Foundation and The Andersons, plus a full-page ad in The Blade. 

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Forty-Five Years and Going Strong

Toledo Community Foundation celebrates 45 years of inspired giving this year (1973 - 2018).  Cumulative grants to support charitable projects over our first 44 years have totalled more than $220 million. We thank those that have given in the past, are giving currently, or might give in the future.  We are looking forward with great optimism to the future.  Read more of our history here:

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Donor Strategies in the New Tax Law

The new tax structures may hold some good news for you. Creating a Donor Advised Fund at Toledo Community Foundation may provide the tax benefits you desire, but we offer far more opportunities to you than that!

By creating a Donor Advised Fund at Toledo Community Foundation, you will experience these benefits:

  • 45 years of experience in creating philanthropy and supporting nonprofit organizations from A-Z at our donors’ recommendation
  • Your money is invested and managed locally
  • Knowledgeable staff with expertise in all local nonprofit areas including arts and culture, economic opportunities, education, environment and conservation, health and human services, among others
  • TCF offers a variety of options to create your fund, not limited to just cash and publicly-traded securities
  • TCF provides due diligence review of grantees recommended by the donor
  • There is no payout requirement or percentage to a specific charity
  • Donor Advised Funds started with the Community Foundation concept 104 years ago, so there is a long and secure history of administering these type of funds


Call Mike George or Bridget Brell Holt today to open a fund at the Foundation. We are just a phone call away.  419.241.5049.  
Learn more about the tax advantages you can experience while donating to charities from Tim Hilterman, CFP, CAP below. 

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Featured Success Story


Promoting Community


Judy McCracken created a donor advised fund with the Foundation in memory of her husband, Steve, and values the local impact her fund provides. See how she has supported our community with gifts from her fund that reflect her family's passions and values.

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Video Spotlight

Making A Difference Thru Charitable Giving

Working together we can make a difference in our community through charitable giving.  In this video, you will hear from a number of individuals why giving back is important to them.

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