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Toledo Community Foundation

TCF Awards Grants Totaling $215,724 to Nine Nonprofit Organizations

Published on 06/08/2016 by Joanne M Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO, June 8, 2016 – The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $215,724 from its Community Funds to nine area 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 September 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:

Advocating Opportunity, Inc. – $30,400 to expand the Health and Wellness program to provide victims of human trafficking with comprehensive support services.

Ability Center of Greater Toledo – $10,800 to support a technology-enhanced expansion of the Assistance Dog Training program.

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism – $15,100 to pilot a school-to-employment transition program for youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio – $75,000 to support the Chronic Disease HUB Pathway program.

Imagination Station – $25,236 to pilot new school programming related to the new Idea Lab permanent exhibit.

Strive, Inc. – $7,000 to expand the 2016 Brains and Body program, which immerses at-risk youth in summer enrichment activities and promotes positive relationships between youth and police.

Toledo School for the Arts – $17,837 to expand the school’s diversity initiative.

Water for Ishmael – $21,501 to launch the Naturalization Assistance Pilot Program to assist legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, in partnership with Adelante and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Toledo Public Schools – Through the Toledo Community Foundation Community Funds Accelerator grant program, $12,850 was awarded to conduct an evaluation of Schools as Community Hubs.

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