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Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our service area. The Foundation serves Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area. Grants from unrestricted funds support a variety of programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, neighborhood and urban affairs, natural resources and the arts.
How to apply:
Specific grant guidelines and grant application forms are provided for each grant opportunity as each fund supports a unique area.
Only proposals submitted using the Foundation's online application process will be considered. No hard copies will be accepted. Proposals, including all required attachments, must be received by midnight of the application deadline date in order to be considered for funding. Beginning in 2013, organizations applying for most grant opportunities are only required to submit due diligence documents (board list, most recent audit, etc.) once per calendar year. Click here for the list of organizations who have due diligence on file with Toledo Community Foundation before you complete your grant application.
Prior to submitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to call the Foundation at 419.241.5049. Foundation staff is available to answer questions you may have regarding the grant application process.
Learn more about the various grant opportunities:
Deadlines: January 15 and September 15
Provides seed money for new programs designed to meet emerging community needs or to expand existing successful programs. Learn more and view guidelines ...
Andersons Fund Supporting Organization
Deadline: April 15
Provides support for capital projects. Learn more and view guidelines ...
Please see FAQs for an explanation of the difference between the Andersons Fund Supporting Organization and the Anderson Foundation to be sure you submit your application for a grant to the right fund.
Strategic Alliance Partnership
Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: February 15 and September 15
Provides support for the exploration and creation of alliances and partnerships between nonprofit organizations. Learn more and view guidelines...
Oswald Supporting Organization
Deadline: The Oswald Supporting Organization does not currently accept unsolicited grant proposals.
Provides support to programs that further the growth of women and children of all ages. Learn more and view guidelines...
Stranahan Supporting Organization
Deadline: The Stranahan Supporting Organization does not currently accept unsolicited grant proposals.
Provides support to programs that enhance access to education opportunities, health care and cultural opportunities. Learn more...
First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund
Through two opportunities, the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund provides support to programs that seek to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. The Fund places an emphasis on programs that meet the First Solar Corporate giving values, which include 1) focusing on “green” education initiatives, 2) access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and 3) furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies.
Click here to learn more and view guidelines for Civic Engagement and Environmental Impact Grants and the First Solar Charitable Module Donation Program.
Deadline: The Reed Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation does not currently accept unsolicited grant proposals.
Primarily provides support to programs that benefit the education, health and cultural activities of youth in Northwest Ohio and
Learn more about our current requests for proposals (RFPs):
(1) Toledo Mud Hens-Walleye Transportation Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation
Deadlines: Walleye Hockey game transportation - October 10, 2012 and January 20, 2013
Toledo Mud Hens Baseball game transportation - March 20, 2013 and July 20, 2013
This opportunity provides funding for transportation of school groups and nonprofit agency clients and staff to Walleye Hockey Club and Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club games. Learn more and view guidelines ...
(2) The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog of the
The Foundation seeks proposals to support projects, programs or services that provide education opportunities that promote a greater understanding of Muslims and the Islamic faith. Funds may also be used to support multi-faith events, if there is a significant emphasis on the Islamic faith. Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a continual basis. Learn more and view guidelines ...
(3) 2013 Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards
The Blade and Toledo Community Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, are pleased to announce the Annual Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards, which are designed to honor and recognize outstanding nonprofit organizations and their achievements in our community.
Awards will be given to three nonprofit organizations, one in each of the following categories:
Nonprofit Innovation Award
Nonprofit Excellence Award – Small Organization (Budget under $500,000)
Nonprofit Excellence Award – Large Organization (Budget over $500,000)
The award application deadline is May 24, 2013. Click here to view the application guidelines.
(4) Margaret Toth Fund
Deadline: June 18, 2013
Supports programs that provide education, training and support services that enable the blind or visually impaired to live as independently as possible. Learn more and view guidelines ...
For additional information about TCF grant programs, please write or call Sarah Harrison, Senior Program Officer, 419.241.5049.