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Toledo Community Foundation

2018 Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards - Save the Date

Published on 07/01/2018 6:00 am by Joanne M Olnhausen

About the Awards

The Blade and Toledo Community Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, are pleased to present the Annual Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards.  The Awards are designed to honor and recognize outstanding nonprofit organizations and their achievements in our community.

Awards will be given to three nonprofit organizations, one in each of the following categories:

  • Nonprofit Innovation Award
  • Nonprofit Excellence Award – Small Organization (Budget less than $500,000)
  • Nonprofit Excellence Award – Large Organization (Budget more than $500,000)  


Awards Eligibility and Criteria

In each category, applicant organizations meet the following general eligibility criteria: 

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and based in northwest Ohio or southeast Michigan.
  • Organizations may apply for, and are eligible to win in, more than one award category, but must submit a separate application for each category and must address the criteria specific to each award.
  • Once an organization has received an award, that organization will become ineligible for that same award for the following three years.

All organizations are required to submit due diligence documentation with their online application to Toledo Community Foundation.  Documentation includes: 

  • A copy of the organizational budget for the current fiscal year;
  • A copy of the audited financial statements for the most recent year available – if unavailable, the unaudited income and expense statement and balance sheet must be provided;
  • A list of board members with affiliations; and
  • A copy of the applicant’s tax exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service.


Awards Selection Process & Timeline

The award application deadline was June 30, 2018.  A TCF selection committee comprised of past winners and community members with knowledge of area nonprofits will review the applications and select award winners in each category. Award winners are kept confidential until the Awards Ceremony on October 9th. 

Recipient Prizes

All Award Recipients will receive: 

  • The honor and distinction of being recognized as a leader among northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan’s nonprofits;
  • A one-of-a-kind glass art award engraved with the organization’s name;
  • An unrestricted grant from Toledo Community Foundation in the amount of $5,000;
  • An unrestricted grant in the amount of $500 from The Andersons;
  • A full-page ad in The Blade;
  • A feature article highlighting the winning organizations in Toledo Community Foundation‘s newsletter, and sharing of award winners via The Center for Nonprofit Resources’ e-newsletter and website; and
  • One table for ten (at no charge) to the recognition event to be held in October.

 

Awards Ceremony Information

Awards will be presented to winning organizations at the Annual Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards breakfast on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8-10 am at The Premier Banquet Hall on Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.    

Questions about the ceremony should be directed to Laura Sams at laura@toledocf.org.

 

 




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