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Toledo Community Foundation

Toledo Community Foundation Awards $81,720 in Grants from the ProMedica Advocacy Fund

Published on 05/17/2016 by Joanne M Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO, May 17, 2016 – The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc., in conjunction with the Advocacy Committee of ProMedica, recently approved grants totaling $81,720 from the ProMedica Advocacy Fund to seven area nonprofit organizations.  

ProMedica created a donor advised fund, the ProMedica Advocacy Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation, to be used for charitable purposes. A request for proposals was offered to nonprofit organizations located in and providing services for residents of ProMedica’s 27-county service area whose programs provide food, clothing and shelter services that support the health and well-being of individuals and/or families. A particular emphasis was placed on the importance of community collaborations this year.  

The following grants have been awarded to support these organizations’ programs:
·         Community Foundation of Monroe County – To support healthy nutrition and summer enrichment programs serving youth and families in Monroe, Michigan in partnership with Monroe County Opportunity Program, Monroe Family YMCA and Monroe County Health Department.

·         Family Counseling & Children's Services of Lenawee County – To partner with Lenawee Community Action Agency, Lenawee Intermediate School District, Lenawee Great Start Collaborative and Lenawee Health Network in support of nutrition, fitness and educational programming at a domestic violence shelter in Lenawee County, Michigan. 

·         Habitat for Humanity - Maumee Valley – To support a consortium of nine Habitat for Humanity affiliates in expanding the Home Repair Ministry to serve families in Allen, Fulton, Hancock, Lucas, Putnam, Wood, Seneca, Lenawee and Monroe Counties. 

·         Vanguard Sentinel Career and Technology Center – To build a handicapped accessible community garden on the school campus in collaboration with students and community partners.

·         St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Wendelin Conference, Inc. – To support emergency basic needs assistance for individuals and families in the Fostoria, Ohio area. 

·         United Way of Defiance County – To support the Back Pack Buddy program, which provides nutritious weekend meals for low income children in Defiance, Ohio.

·         Liberty Center of Sandusky County – To replace mattresses at the homeless shelter in Fremont, Ohio.

“ProMedica is committed to helping our community partners meet their mission and help to improve the health and well-being of individuals in our region. Our Advocacy Fund is one way in which ProMedica can assist and we are grateful for the work they do every day,” states Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, ProMedica.

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