The Anderson Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $69,960 to Five Nonprofit Organizations
TOLEDO, OHIO, January 26, 2017 – In partnership with Toledo Community Foundation, the Anderson Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $69,960 to five area nonprofit organizations. Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees of the Anderson Foundation partnered with the Toledo Community Foundation to release a special funding opportunity to area nonprofit organizations providing services that are aligned with the goals of Aspire. Through this request for proposals, grants were awarded to the following organizations:
• Catholic Club
- $11,000 to enhance the early childhood education program and support kindergarten readiness workshops for parents.
• East Toledo Family Center
- $14,660 to enhance the early childhood education program and support parent resource workshops.
• Partners in Education
- $9,300 to support a project designed to improve parental understanding of early learning milestones and access to educational resources.
• The University of Toledo Foundation
- $10,000 to support the Reach Out and Read program.
• YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo
- $25,000 to support a continuous improvement project designed to enrich the organization’s capacity to deliver high quality early childhood education.
Aspire is a collective impact partnership that convenes community leaders around a common “cradle to career readiness” agenda. It connects service providers, citizens, researchers, educators and business leaders around the common goal of helping children become healthy, caring, responsible adults. One of Aspire’s five key outcomes is that all children in Lucas County enter kindergarten ready to succeed. For more information on Aspire, visit www.aspiretoledo.org.
The Anderson Foundation is a private family foundation which strives to enhance the quality of life in communities in which the donor company, The Andersons, Inc., has business operations. Through this unique opportunity, the Anderson Foundation and Toledo Community Foundation are working together to support projects, programs or services that promote cradle to career success for children in the greater Toledo area. “We at the Anderson Foundation are sold on the concepts promoted by Aspire. There are few things more critical than providing young children the tools to succeed in life. We are really pleased to be working with Toledo Community Foundation and local nonprofits to identify and fund needs in this arena,” said Matt Anderson, Chairman of the Anderson Foundation Board of Trustees.
The Anderson Foundation anticipates announcing a fourth Request for Proposals in 2017.