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Toledo Community Foundation

TCF Announces Grants Awarded Totaling $315,398

Published on 01/07/2016 by Joanne Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO, January 7, 2016 – The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $310,398 from its Community Funds to 12 nonprofit organizations.  

Grants from the Foundation’s unrestricted funds (aka Community Funds) are considered two times annually, and are awarded only to nonprofit, charitable organizations. The next deadline for receipt of proposals is January 15, 2016. 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: 
Adrian Rea Literacy Center – was awarded $10,000 to enhance the English as a Second Language program which serves adult learners with low literacy skills in their native language.
Bittersweet, Inc. – was awarded $30,000 to support the Bittersweet Gardens program.
Diabetes Youth Services – was awarded $10,000 to support Middle Shots Camp, a new residential camping experience for middle school aged children with diabetes.
Feed Lucas County Children, Inc. – was awarded $16,000 to expand summer and out of school time meal services for children in Lucas County. 
Foundation Center – was awarded $3,500 to support programming in Northwest Ohio. 
Good Grief of Northwest Ohio – was awarded $21,568 to expand grief counseling programming for children and their families.
ProMedica – was awarded $57,450 to help launch the Financial Opportunity Center at the Ebeid Institute for Population Health in partnership with Toledo Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). 
Toledo Area Chamber Foundation – was awarded $100,000 to support the Rocket Ventures Launch Mentoring Program to provide fledgling entrepreneurs with mentorship, training and connection to resources. 
Toledo Opera Association – was awarded $5,000 to support the An Opera Is a Story program.
United Way of Greater Toledo – was awarded $10,000 to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. 
University of Toledo – was awarded $15,000 to support Brothers on the Rise, an academic and life skills support program serving at-risk minority male students attending college. 
US Together – was awarded $31,880 to support the Economic Integration Program, which provides financial literacy education for recently resettled refugee families. 
Fund for Islamic Understanding 
The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. also recently awarded $5,000 to United North from The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog to support the Toledo International Film Festival. Learn more at: http://ohiotheatretoledo.org/event/toledo-international-film-festival.

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