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Toledo Community Foundation

Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $255,674 to Eight Nonprofit Organizations

Published on 06/09/2015 by Joanne Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO, June 9, 2015 – The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $250,574 from its Community Funds and $5,100 from one restricted fund to eight area nonprofit organizations.
Grants from the Foundation’s Community Funds (aka unrestricted funds)  are considered two times annually, and are awarded only to nonprofit, charitable organizations. The next deadline for receipt of proposals for Community Funds is September 15, 2015. Toledo Community Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization in Northwest Ohio, committed to building healthy communities and promoting the responsible stewardship of resources. 

Grants were recently awarded to the following organizations: 
•       Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. – $35,000 to support outreach, advocacy and legal services to those eligible for federal immigration relief programs.
•       Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo, Inc. – $40,000 to support the expansion of the volunteer and community involvement program.
•       The Cocoon Shelter – $20,361 to support the expansion of services for victims of domestic violence in and around Wood County. 
•       National Church Residences – $67,895 to initiate a workforce development program for formerly homeless and disabled veterans and other residents of Chestnut Hill and The Commons at Garden Lake permanent supportive housing facilities.
•       Toledo Museum of Art – $20,000 to support the Art After School program.
•       Toledo School for the Arts – $17,318 to expand the school’s diversity initiative. 
•       The University of Toledo Foundation – $50,000 to pilot a new coordinated service delivery model for victims of human trafficking in Northwest Ohio.

The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. also recently awarded $5,100 from The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog to support the Chidester Lecture Series at Sylvania United Church of Christ, which will present “The Interfaith Amigos,” a public lecture and workshop, on November 7, 2015. Learn more here: http://www.sylvaniaucc.org/nurture_chidester.html

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