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Toledo Community Foundation

Grantee Stories

Joining Hands: FOCUS and Beach House
Learn how two established, successful nonprofits merged to respond to changing needs, and in so doing became stronger together.

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Working to help every child be Ready to Read
When the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library set out to reassess its programs and staffing after state budget cuts, their research led to the adoption of an early literacy program that is now getting strong support from a broad range of community partners.

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40 Years of Foundation-supported Service to Area Youth

With grants from Toledo Community Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo started a long-term relationship; a partnership that is helping kids reach their full potential. 

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Performance Opportunity
Jenna Perez never thought spending a summer at the Catholic Club's Summer Camp would open up an entirely new and exciting world for her.  Read her story to learn how the Toledo Ballet has changed her life, and how the Foundation assisted in its efforts. 

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Smiles of the Future
Since the Civil War, children have found an activity-filled place to get their little lives off to a good start at Toledo Day Nursery.

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Power of Discovery
For a child, a school field trip creates lasting memories. Since 1992, the Foundation has funded bus trips to help create life-long field trip memories.

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Reading Opens His World: Read for Literacy
Read for Literacy provides adult basic literacy tutoring to Toledo area residents. Meet William Lewis and his tutor, Mary Berry, and learn their story.

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Kitty Todd Showcases Nature's Heritage
The Nature Conservancy is working to restore land in northwest Ohio's Oak Openings Region to make sure the natural species live in the preserve and remove species that invade this treasure.

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Toledo GROWs
Thanks to a grant from Toledo Community Foundation, the GROWs partnership with the Toledo Botanical Garden has created a leadership opportunity for promising youth in its job-training program.

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Glass House Writing Project
With all of the problems in the world today, it's easy to feel that a solution to those problems would require an army of people, dedicated to making the world a better place. But surprisingly often, a solution only takes one person – a person with enthusiasm and commitment – to have an impact on a community. The Glass House Writing Project is a demonstration of a way in which one man has been able to begin to affect his own community.

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