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Toledo Community Foundation

Success Stories

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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UTís Eberly Center: Project Succeed
The University of Toledo's Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women developed its program, Project Succeed, to help women in transition achieve economic self-sufficiency and personal development.  Read about the remarkable impact this program has had on the community.

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How A Young Entrepreneur Funds Charity
As a little kid, Nick Francis had a special passion for Halloween and turned that passion into a business. See what this Toledo Technology Academy graduate and Ohio State University student has done to combine his knowledge of charitable giving and entrepreneurial hunch to support a local charity.

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How An Agency Reaches Out
The Foundation and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality created a Mobile Benefit Bank staffed by AmeriCorps members to provide free legal assessments to low- and moderate-income individuals and families in the community to determine what assistance is available to them – and helps them apply for those services.

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Sight Center Helps With Independence
The services the Sight Center provides to its clients concentrate on the skills necessary to help people retain everyday independence. The Foundation has awarded grants totaling $120,000 in the last two years to fund programs to help just that.

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Food For Friends
With a grant from Toledo Community Foundation, Friendly Center was able to take over operations of a hot meal program which serves free meals to neighbors of Jamie Farr Park in Toledo. Nutritional hot meals are now served three times a week.

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Mentors Make A Difference
With a grant from Toledo Community Foundation, Mountain Mentors was able to expand their service in the community by adding a cycling component to the existing hiking program. This has strengthened their recruitment appeal and allowed Mountain Mentors to empower more at-risk teens through one-on-one mentoring to make positive life choices.

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Promoting Community
Judy McCracken created a donor advised fund with the Foundation in memory of her husband, Steve, and values the local impact her fund provides. See how she has supported our community with gifts from her fund that reflect her family's passions and values.

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