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Toledo Community Foundation

Grants Awarded in 2012

Toledo Community Foundation awards grants from a variety of funds that reflect the charitable interests of its donors and the diverse needs within our community. The following grants, totaling more than $10 million, were made in 2012.

Our region’s nonprofit organizations are our partners in making life better for all of us in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.  We’re pleased to be able to provide funding through our grant making programs that enables these organizations to be more effective in carrying out their missions and address critical needs in our community.



AbilityCenter of Greater Toledo

Actors Theatre of Phoenix

Acts 2 Toledo

Adopt America Network

Advancing Native Missions

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

AGC Education Foundation

AIA Legacy, Inc.

AIDS Resource CenterOhio

All Saints Episcopal Church

All Saints Lutheran Church

Alley Cat Allies, Inc.

Alley Cat Rescue, Inc.

Alva N. Sidle Post 323 Charity Fund, Inc.

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc. – NWO Chapter


American Bar Foundation

American Cancer Society, Inc.

American Cancer Society – Northwest Regional Office

American Council on Science & Health

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association-Northwest Ohio Office

American Indian Youth Running Strong, Inc.

American National Red Cross

American National Red Cross & Its Constituent Chapters & Branches

American Red Cross, Greater Toledo Area Chapter

American Red Cross, Ottawa County District Office

American Red Cross Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter

American Rivers

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The American Spectator Foundation, Inc.

Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Anthony Wayne Education Foundation

ArabCommunity Center for Economic & Social Service Access

Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.

Arizona Animal Welfare League, Inc.

Arizona's Children Association

ArrowmontSchool of Arts & Crafts

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Inc.

AshbrookCenter for Public Affairs


Asset Builders of America, Inc.

ASSETS Toledo, Inc.

Assistance Dogs of America, Inc.

Associated Charities of LenaweeCounty

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northwest Ohio Chapter

Atlantic Salmon Federation, Inc.


Aurora Project, Inc.

Ayersville Local Schools



Bachman Memorial Home, Inc. dba BachmanAcademy

Back to School Clothing Drive

Ballet Theatre of Toledo

Beach House, Inc. dba Beach House Family Shelter

Bedford Public Schools

BeInstrumental Foundation

Ben E. Williams Youth Services, Inc.

Benchmark One Company Fund, Inc.

Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools

Bethany House

Better Way Ministries

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio


Bittersweet, Inc.

BlackSwamp Bird Observatory

BlackSwamp Conservancy

Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited, Inc.

Born Free USA


Bowling GreenAreaSchool District

Bowling Green Community Foundation, Inc.

Bowling GreenParks & Recreation Foundation

Bowling Green Schools Foundation

Bowling GreenStateUniversity

Bowling GreenStateUniversity Foundation

Bowling GreenTechnicalCollege

Boy Scouts of America - ErieShores Council

Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River Co.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo

Bread for the World Institute



CaliforniaStateUniversityLong Beach Foundation

Camp Courageous, Inc.

Campus Crusade for Christ International



CardinalStritchCatholicHigh School

CaseWestern ReserveUniversity

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo, Inc.

Catholic Charities Free HealthCareCenter

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties

Catholic Club

Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

Cato Institute

CEC Stuyvesant Cove, Inc. dba Solar One

Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

Center for Liturgy & the Arts

Center of Hope Family Services, Inc.

CentralCatholicHigh School

Central City Ministries of the Diocese of Toledo


Chandler Education Foundation, Inc.

Charleston Collegiate School

Cherry Street Mission Ministries

The Chicago-DetroitProvince of the Society of Jesus

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc.

Children's Outreach Ministries, Inc.

Children's ResourceCenter

Christ Presbyterian Church

Christ the King

Christ's GreenfieldLutheranChurch

Christian & Missionary Alliance – FirstAllianceChurch

Christian Fellowship of Toledo South

Christian Mission, Inc.

Church of the Cross

Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament

City of Fostoria

The C J Foundation for SIDS, Inc.


The Cleveland Clinic

The Cocoon Shelter

The CollegePreparatory School

Collingwood Presbyterian Church

Communities In Schools of Lenawee County, Inc.

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.

Community Foundation of St. JosephCounty


Competitive Enterprise Institute

Chabad of Greater Toledo

Congregation Etz Chayim

The Conservation Fund


CotteyJunior College

Council of Michigan Foundations, Inc.

Council on Foundations

Covenant House New York


CREATE Foundation, Inc.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

CuyahogaCounty Animal Shelter



The Daily Bread of Lenawee, Inc.

DanburyLocalSchool District

Dawn Brancheau Foundation, Inc.

Defenders of Wildlife


DefianceCounty Senior Services Auxiliary


Dental Center of NorthwestOhio

DesertBotanical Garden

Diabetes Youth Services

Diocese of Toledo

Diocese of Venice

Doctors Without Borders USA

Ducks Unlimited Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office




Ear Research Foundation


EastBay Community Foundation

East Side Organizing Project, Inc. dba ESOP


Easter Seals Northern Ohio, Inc.

Eastern MichiganUniversity

Eastern MichiganUniversity Foundation

Eastminster United Presbyterian Church

Economic & Community Development Institute, Inc.

Eden Theological Seminary

Elam Ministries, Inc.

Environmental Defense Fund

Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

Episcopal Relief & Development

Epworth United MethodistChurch

Equality Toledo, Inc.

The Erie Community Foundation



Faith United MethodistChurch – Gibsonburg

Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission

Family & ChildAbusePreventionCenter

Family Counseling & Children's Services of LenaweeCounty

The FarmHouse Foundation

Feed Lucas County Children, Inc.

Fifty Men & Women of Toledo

Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment dba F.A.C.T.

Firelands Presbyterian Church

First Christian Church

FirstChurch of God

FirstEvangelicalLutheranChurch of Upper Sandusky

First Presbyterian Church

FirstSt. JohnLutheranChurch

First United MethodistChurch of Perrysburg

The 577 Foundation

Five Talents USA

Flagship Niagara League

FloridaState College at Jacksonville



Food for the Poor, Inc.

FortMeigs Association

The FoundationCenter – Cleveland

FranciscanUniversity of Steubenville

FranklinCenter for Government & Public Integrity


Freedomworks Foundation

Fremont Parks & Recreation Department

Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Friendly Center, Inc.

Friends of Public Radio Arizona – KJZZ

Friends of Russian Orphans

The Fund for American Studies

Fundacion Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Funders' Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities



Geary Family YMCA

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church

Genesis Employee Foundation

Genoa Area Local Schools


Gibsonburg Educational Foundation

The Gideons International

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio 

Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio

Glide Foundation

Gliding Stars

Global Connections of Bowling Green Ohio, Inc.

Goldwater Institute

GoodSamaritanFamilyResourceCenter of San Francisco

Good Shepherd Home

Grace Community Center, Inc.

Grace Presbyterian Church

Grace United MethodistChurch


Great Lakes Center for Autism dba Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Great Lakes Historical Society

Great Lakes United

Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Operating Fund

Greater Toledo Urban League, Inc.

Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Inc.

Green Corps

Grove CityCollege

GuideStar USA, Inc.

Gunnison Fire Department

Gunnison Legacy Fund



Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity of LenaweeCounty

Habitat for Humanity – MaumeeValley

Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, Inc.

Harbor House/300 Beds, Inc.

Harpster United MethodistChurch


Harvesting 4 Haiti Foundation

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Health Net Foundation, Inc.

Heartbeat of Ottawa County, Inc.

Heartbeat of Toledo


Heifer International

Help Hospitalized Veterans


HenryCounty Community Foundation

Heritage Christian Church

The Heritage Foundation

Heritage Ohio, Inc.

Heroes In Action, Inc.


Hollybank Trust

Homeward Bound of Marin

Honor Flight of NW Ohio

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, Inc.

Hospice of Lenawee, Inc.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio


The House of Emmanuel, Inc.


Human Rights Watch, Inc.

Humane Ohio

Humane Society of Central Arizona

Humane Society of OttawaCounty

Humane Society of the United States



Imagination Station

Indian RiverHospital Foundation

Indian RiverLand Trust


Institute for Energy Research

Institute for Humane Studies

Institute for Middle East Understanding

International Boxing Club, Inc.

Invent Now, Inc.

Islamic Center of America, Inc.




JamesA.RhodesState College Foundation

JamesC.CaldwellCommunity Center

Jaro Institute of Technology, Management & Research Pvt. Ltd.

JerusalemTownship Food Pantry

The JesseHelmsCenter

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo

Josh Project, Inc.

Josina Lott Foundation

Journey of the Heart

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.



KateriCatholicSchool System

KeepTampaBay Beautiful

Kensington Conservancy




Kiawah Island Natural Habitat Conservancy, Inc.

KIC Start, Inc.

Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio

Kids Unlimited, Inc.

Komen Northwest Ohio Affiliate



Lake Erie Waterkeeper, Inc.

The Lakeside Association

Lambie's Legacy

Leadership Institute

Leadership Toledo

The Learning Club of Toledo

Leelanau Conservancy

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.

Lenawee United Way

LibertyCenterMiddle School Class of 2019

Library Legacy Foundation

LincolnMiddle School

Linn County Child Victim Assessment Center, Inc. dba ABC House

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

Little FlowerChurch

Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Traverse Conservancy, Inc.



Lucas County Improvement Corporation

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran World Relief




Make a Wish Foundation of Arizona

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio

Malibu Global Awareness

Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation



The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation

MartinLutherKingCenter / Kitchen for the Poor, Inc.

Mary's Mantle

MasonConsolidated Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Masterworks Chorale

Maumee Bay Club of National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club

MaumeeCity Board of Education

MaumeeValleyCountryDay School

MaumeeValley Heritage Corridor

MaumeeValley Historical Society

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, Inc.

Mayo Clinic

Mercatus Center, Inc.

MercyCollege of Northwest Ohio dba Mercy College of Ohio

Mercy Ships

Metamora Area Historical Society

Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area




The Miracle League of Northwest Ohio

Miss Hall's School

Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation

Mobile Meals Foundation

Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc.

Mom's House, Inc. of Toledo

MonroeCountyIntermediateSchool District

Monroe Public Schools


Monterrey Institute of Technology & Higher Education

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

Mountain Mentors



NAMI of Greater Toledo

NapoleonAreaCitySchool District

National Arbor Day Foundation

National Audubon Society, Inc.

National Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth dba CFLeads

National Parks Conservation Association

National Society of The Colonial Dames of America

National Wildlife Federation

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii Field Office

The Nature Conservancy – Ohio Chapter

Nature's Nursery


New BedfordAcademy

New Tribes Mission, Inc.

The North Carolina Arboretum Society

North Shore Animal League America, Inc.

NorthShoreCountryDay School

Northwest Ohio Community Shares, Inc.

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Northwestern Ohio Synod of ELCA

Northwestern University

NotreDameAcademy & JuniorAcademy

Notre Dame Club of Toledo



Ocean Conservancy, Inc.

Ocean Research & Conservation Association dba ORCA

Ohio Association of the Deaf, Inc.

Ohio Grantmakers Forum

Ohio Northern University

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services – Swan Creek

The OhioStateUniversity

The OhioStateUniversity at Lima

OhioStateUniversity Foundation


Ohio Virtual Academy

Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association

Old West End Association


Operation Homefront, Inc.

Order of the Elves, Inc.

Oregon City Schools

Oregon Institute of Science & Medicine

Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America

Otsego Local Schools

OttawaCounty Community Foundation

Board of Education – OttawaHillsLocalSchool District

Otterbein Retirement Living Communities


Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Outward Bound, Inc.

OwensCommunity College

OwensCommunity College Foundation

OwensStateCommunity College Foundation

Oxfam America, Inc.




Panels For Progress

Parker's Purpose

Parkinsons Foundation of Northwest Ohio

Partners for Clean Streams

Partners in Education

Pat Tillman Foundation

PatrickHenryLocalSchool District


Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue



PerrysburgHeights Community Association

PerrysburgHigh School Athletic Booster Club

Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation

Perrysburg Schools Foundation

Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra

Petsmart Charities, Inc.


Phoenix Zoo

Photographic CenterSchool

Pike-Delta-York Local Schools

Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio, Inc.

Pleasant HillMiddle School, PTSA

Polaris Project

Port Clinton City Schools

PregnancyCenter of Greater Toledo

Prevent Blindness Ohio

Prizm Creative Community




Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio

Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.




Queen of ApostlesSchool



Rays of Hope e.V.

Read For Literacy, Inc.



RogersSenior High School

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio

Room to Read

Rossford Exempted VillageSchool District

Russo Family Ministries dba Angel House



Sadr Foundation

Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center, Inc.

Salvation Army, Adrian

The Salvation Army – Hillsdale

The Salvation Army, Naples Corps

Salvation Army, Northwest Ohio Area Services

Samaritans Purse

SanduskyCounty Food Pantry


SchoolCARE dba Albany SchoolCARE

Seattle Foundation



Shriners Hospitals for Children


The Sierra Club Foundation

SIOP Foundation, Inc.

Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist

Sisters of Notre Dame

Sisters of Providence

Sisters of Social Service

Smile Train, Inc.

Smithsonian Institution

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocese Phoenix

Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center

Solar Energy International

South Cayuga Little League

Southern PovertyLawCenter

SPCA of Northern Virginia

Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth of Ohio, Inc.


St. Aloysius Church

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

St. CharlesMercyHospital Foundation

St. Francis de SalesHigh School

St. Jerome Parish

St. Joan of Arc Parish

St. JohnLutheranChurch

St. John'sJesuitHigh School

St. Johns United Church of Christ

St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church-Toledo

St. Joseph's IndianSchool

St. Jude Children's ResearchHospital

St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Luke's Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital Foundation

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

St. Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church


St. Patrick of HeatherdownsSchool

St. PaulEvangelicalLutheranChurch

St. Paul United Church of Christ

St. Paul's Community Center

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

St.PeterSchool (Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Parish)

St. Pius X Parish

St. Rose Parish

St. ThomasMoreUniversity Parish

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church


St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Wendelin Conference, Inc.

St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital Foundation

St. VincentMercyMedicalCenter Foundation

StarkMemoryGarden Foundation

State Policy Network

The Stone Trust Corporation

Stonecroft Ministries, Inc.

Stranahan Theater Trust

Students for Liberty Incorporated

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports Program, Inc.

Sunrise Good Samaritan Fund, Inc.

Sunset Retirement Communities

Sunshine Foundation, Inc.

Sunshine, Inc. Residential & Support Services

Sweet Briar Institute dba SweetBriarCollege

Sylvania Area Community Action Team

Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc.



Tecumseh Public Schools

TempleCongregation Shomer Emunim

TerraCommunity College

Teton Science Schools, Inc.

365 Foundation


Thunderbird Emerging Market Laboratory (TEM Lab)

Tiffin Theatre, Inc. dba The Ritz Theatre


Toledo Animal Shelter Association, Inc.

Toledo Area Chamber Foundation

Toledo Area Humane Society

Toledo Ballet Association, Inc.

Toledo Board of Education

ToledoBotanical Garden

Toledo Children's Hospital Foundation

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.

Toledo Cultural ArtsCenter at the Valentine Theatre

Toledo Day Nursery

Toledo District Nurse Association

ToledoHearing & SpeechCenter

The ToledoHospital

Toledo Jazz Orchestra

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

ToledoMuseum of Art

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc.

Toledo Opera Association

Toledo Orchestra Association, Inc. dba Toledo Symphony

Toledo Public Schools

Toledo Public Schools Foundation

Toledo Rescue Mission dba Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission


Toledo Rotary Foundation

Toledo Rowing Foundation

ToledoSchool for the Arts

Toledo Seagate Food Bank

Toledo Society for the Blind dba The Sight Center


ToledoTechnologyAcademy – Parent Partners Association

Toledo Zoological Society

Travis Manion Foundation

The Tributary Fund

Trinity United MethodistChurch

The Trust for PublicLand

The Turtle Survival Alliance Foundation



Unison Behavioral Health Group

United North Corporation

United Service Organizations, Inc.

United States Fund for UNICEF

United Way of Greater Toledo

United Way of Indian River County, Inc.

United Way of Northeast Mississippi

Universita Degli Studi Di Milano

The UniversityChurch

University of Arizona Foundation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas Tech at Russellville

University of Cambridge

University of Cincinnati

University of Dayton

University of Findlay

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Kentucky

University of Michigan

University of Notre Dame

University of Pittsburgh

University of South Carolina (Columbia)

The University of Toledo – College of Engineering

The University of Toledo – College of Pharmacy

The University of Toledo Foundation


Upper Sandusky Exempted School District

USCViterbiSchool of Engineering

UT Center for Family & Privately-Held Business The University of Toledo  




Veritas Preparatory Academy

Vero BeachMuseum of Art


The VictoryCenter

Vision Time, Inc. dba ServantLeadershipCenter

Volunteers of America Northwest Ohio, Inc.



WaiteHigh School

Washington Local Schools

Water for Ishmael

Way Public Library

Way Public Library Foundation



WaysideChapel & ChristianSchool

West Ohio Conference of the United MethodistChurch

West SideMontessoriCenter

WhitmerHigh School


The Wilderness Society


Wings for Kids

Winous Point Marsh Conservancy


Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan


Wood County District Public Library Foundation

WoodCounty Humane Society

Wood Lane Foundation

Woodmore Local Schools

World of Birds Show dba Natural Encounters Conservation Fund

World Vision, Inc.

World Wildlife Fund, Inc.

Wounded Warrior Project


Wyandot CountyBoard of Development Disabilities







YMCA of Greater Toledo

YMCA of the Palms

Young Life South Side

Young Womens Christian Association

YWCA of Northwest Ohio




Zepf Community Mental HealthCenter




Andersons Fund Supporting Organization

Catholic Club

Cherry Street Mission Ministries

Libbey House Foundation

St. Paul's Community Center

Toledo Ballet Association, Inc.

United Way of Greater Toledo


Oswald Supporting Organization

Double ARC



Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio, Inc.

Toledo Orchestra Association, Inc. dba Toledo Symphony

Young Womens Christian Association


Stranahan Supporting Organization

BlackSwamp Conservancy

Catholic Club

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West

Equality Toledo, Inc.

Lott Industries, Inc.

Masterworks Chorale


Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center


Toledo Day Nursery

Zepf Community Mental HealthCenter


Tyner Foundation

Great Lakes Center for Autism dba Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Learn More
To learn more about Toledo Community Foundation grant programs and how to apply, visit www.toledocf.org/grants/overview/ or contact  our Senior Program Officer at 419.241.5049.

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