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Toledo Community Foundation

Community Engagement

In addition to that of responsive grant maker, the Foundation plays a variety of other civic roles such as educator, catalyst or convener on key community issues and makes available the expertise of its professional staff to a wide range of community efforts.

Through your support, the Foundation is committed to addressing issues in the community that touch the lives of many. To help secure the future for our children and grandchildren, the Foundation has taken a leadership role and is collaborating with partners on several initiatives.

Old Jeep Neighborhood “Overland Park” project – Supporting the industrial redevelopment with neighborhood business and residential improvements.

Toledo Branding project – Investing in establishing awareness and preference for the Toledo Region in support of its ongoing economic development, education, tourism and quality of life.  Check out this website: www.toledoregion.com.

Human Trafficking initiative – Funding efforts to provide services for youth victimized by human trafficking.  Click here to read the cover story of our Fall 2011 newsletter which addresses this issue; and more recently, our Summer 2016 cover story which speaks to funding TCF provided to Zepf Center and Advocating Opportunity to address our community's challenges in this regard.   

Low Birth Weight Babies initiative – Working in partnership with The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio to reduce the number of low birth weight babies born in northwest Ohio, to improve their long-term health and decrease the amount of time and money spent in the neonatal intensive care unit.  To learn more about this initiative, please contact Chris Dziad, program officer at Toledo Community Foundation, chris@toledocf.org.

Education initiative – Supporting the academic success of Toledo area students through grants to nonprofit agencies offering enrichment, literacy and recreational programs.

Toledo Community Venture Partners – Have held three “classes” to engage young professionals to invest their time, expertise and money to help build and strengthen local nonprofits.  

Youth In Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence (YIPEE) – Partnering with Leadership Toledo to introduce high school juniors and seniors to the benefits of philanthropy and establish the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy.  Learn more here.

To learn more about these initiatives or become involved, contact Keith Burwell, president, at 419.241.5049 or Keith@toledocf.org

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