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Toledo Community Foundation

Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $410,344 to 11 Nonprofit Organizations

Published on 01/10/2018 by Joanne Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO, January 10, 2018 – The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $410,344 from its Community Funds to 11 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, 2018. 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:

Adopt America Network – $25,000 was awarded to support the Heart Gallery of Northwest Ohio, a program designed to increase the number of adoptive families in Northwest Ohio.

Black Swamp Conservancy – $50,000 was awarded to support the Sustainable Farmland Preservation Program, which aims to preserve farmland and promote small scale agriculture.

Cherry Street Mission Ministries – $20,000 was awarded to support vocational training and housing services for homeless young adults.

Council of Michigan Foundations, Inc. – $5,000 was awarded to support the Great Lakes Funders Collaboration.

Family Service of Northwest Ohio – $25,000 was awarded to expand the community outreach program, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo and the East Toledo Family Center.

Foundation Center – Cleveland – $3,500 was awarded to support programming for nonprofits in northwest Ohio.

Harbor Behavioral Health/ProMedica Foundation – $200,000 was awarded to expand the Chrysalis Program, a residential treatment and transitional care facility for pregnant women with addiction.

National Wildlife Federation – Great Lakes Regional Center – $50,000 was awarded to support the Sacred Grounds program, which engages the faith community in neighborhood conservation activities.

Read For Literacy, Inc. – $10,000 was awarded to expand the Teen Writing and Claire's Day Author and Illustrator visitation program.

The Sisters of St. Francis –was awarded $18,344 through the Community Funds Accelerator grant program to evaluate the organization’s environmental sustainability initiatives.

Toledo Opera Association – was awarded $3,500 through the Community Funds Accelerator grant program to evaluate the Opera Is a Story program.

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