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Toledo Community Foundation


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.  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 program staff is available to answer questions you may have regarding the grant application process. Please review the Nonprofit FAQ for answers to common questions about the application process. 

Learn more about the various grant opportunities: 

#GivingTuesday NWO Matching Grant Program
Deadline:  Proposals must be submitted between 9:00am on January 24, 2015 through 5:00pm on January 31, 2015
Proposals for the 2014 #GivingTuesday NWO matching grants program will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that participated in the local campaign. These funds will be granted as a one-to-one match for donations obtained by participating nonprofit organizations on December 2, 2014 via online donation, cash or check.  Learn more and view guidelines ... 


Bill Rowles Youth Foundation Fund 

Deadline: January 31

Provides support to programs that enhance the lives of young people under the age of 18.  Learn more and view guidelines…


Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club’s Helping Hens Fund  
Deadline:  March 1
Provides support for programming that promotes overall fitness and wellness of children enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Learn more and view guidelines…


Mud Hens-Walleye Transportation Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation
Deadline:  March 15, 2015
Provides support for transportation costs to schools and nonprofits to attend a Mud Hens baseball game.  Learn more and view guidelines…

Andersons Fund Supporting Organization
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Provides support for capital projects.  Learn more and view guidelines…

Community Funds

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 ...

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.

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. Grant information is available on The Center for Nonprofit Resources website.  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...

Reed Fund
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 Southeast Michigan.  This fund makes grants for seed money, general operations and equipment.  Learn more ...

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...

The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog
of the Toledo Community Foundation
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 ...

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  For additional information about TCF grant programs, please write or call Anneliese Grytafey, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Grantmaking, at  Anneliese@toledocf.org or 419.241.5049.

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300 Madison Avenue
Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604
P     419.241.5049

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