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Toledo Community Foundation

The Lovell Fund Awards Grants Totaling $150,000 to Six Nonprofit Organizations

Published on 06/22/2018 by Joanne Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO, June 22, 2018 – The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation recently approved $150,000 in grants from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation Designated Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation (Lovell Fund) to six area nonprofit organizations.

Grants from the Lovell Fund are made to nonprofit organizations whose programming seeks to reduce the stigma around living with and seeking services for a mental health issue. Executive Director of the Lovell Foundation, John Amoroso, said “The Lovell Foundation appreciates the opportunity to partner with Toledo Community Foundation in offering this fund to the area organizations that help reduce the stigma people face when recognizing and seeking help for mental health issues. The legacy of David and Lura Lovell lives on in this way, and we are very pleased to be a part of that.”

Grants were made to:
Center of Hope Family Services – $20,085 was awarded to enhance the Family Navigator Program, located within Lucas County Juvenile Court, which offers support to families navigating the juvenile justice system.

Imagination Station – $12,460 was awarded to support a STEM-based learning experience designed to help youth receiving services from the Zepf Center to develop confidence, resiliency and team building skills.

NAMI of Greater Toledo – $30,000 was awarded to support educational programming and support for families coping with the mental health diagnosis of a family member.

NAMI of Greater Toledo – $5,000 was awarded to support the Kidshop program that helps children with a mental health diagnosis or who have a family member with a mental health diagnosis to build self-esteem, develop coping skills, form positive relationships and minimize isolation.

Family House – $38,700 was awarded to expand the emergency shelter's What's the Future Program that provides limited on-site mental health services to homeless families.

Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board – $16,775 was awarded to support the Housing First/Housing Now project, which is implementing the Housing First model of service delivery in metro Toledo.

US Together – $26,980 was awarded to support mental health access for refugees resettled in the Toledo area.

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