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Toledo Community Foundation

Katherine Smith Funds for Youth Award Grants Totaling $42,020

Published on 04/08/2019 8:00 am by Joanne M Olnhausen

Toledo, Ohio, April 8, 2019 - The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. and the Waterville Community Foundation recently approved grants totaling $42,020 from the Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth to support programs in northwest Ohio that enhance the lives of young people under the age of 18. Grants were awarded to eight area nonprofit organizations.

AWAKE – a $6,500 grant was awarded to support drug and alcohol prevention programming in the Anthony Wayne School District.

Bittersweet, Inc. – an $8,000 grant was awarded to support social programs for teen participants with autism spectrum disorder.

Camp Courageous & The Arc of Northwest Ohio – a $4,000 grant was awarded to support construction projects at a summer camp for youth with developmental disabilities.

The Cocoon Shelter – a $6,224 grant was awarded to support youth services at a domestic violence shelter.

Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center – a $5,398 grant was awarded to support the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Ridge Project, Inc. – a $5,398 grant was awarded to support a program that serves juvenile offenders at the Lucas County Youth Treatment Center.

Sunshine Residential and Support Services – a $3,000 grant was awarded to support the equine program.

Waterville Rotary Foundation – a $3,500 grant was awarded to support Anthony Wayne High School Interact Club activities.

The Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth provide support for programming that enhances the lives of young people up to age 18, with an emphasis on serving children with developmental disabilities or those who have been abused. Any organization with services benefitting youth residing in Lucas or Wood Counties are encouraged to apply, with preference given to those that serve residents of Waterville and the Anthony Wayne Local School District. The annual deadline for proposals is January 31. You can view the guidelines for this funding opportunity under Upcoming Funding Opportunities here: http://www.toledocf.org/main/grants-module/

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 860 funds with assets of approximately $300 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs.

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