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A Celebration of GTCF’s 50th Anniversary

As the area’s largest philanthropic institution, Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a welcoming and inclusive organization that has engrained itself in our community through five decades of dedicated service. 2023 was a year-long celebration of events and as we look towards the next 50 years, we’re confident that the legacy of vision and innovation that we’ve pioneered over the past half century will only continue to grow. Learn more about our yearlong celebratory events here and watch the video of our year in review below.

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These short videos were created to help you understand the ease of creating a fund with the Foundation – your first step in joining more than 900 other individuals, families and businesses who have created a unique charitable giving partnership with GTCF to improve the quality of life in our communities.

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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Announces 2024 Recipient of The Horace Gilbert Orser Memorial Scholarship

May 21, 2024
Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 recipient of the Horace Gilbert Orser Memorial Scholarship. The Horace Gilbert Orser Memorial Scholarship was established in 1995 by Mrs. Grace Ford and her family to honor the memory of Mr. Orser and his commitment to both Princeton and the community of Perrysburg. The 2024 recipient […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Program Officer Announces Retirement

May 20, 2024
After 25 years of service, Chris Dziad, program officer has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2024. During her tenure, Chris has played a vital role in the foundation's growth and impact. Her unwavering commitment and deep understanding of nonprofit work have been instrumental in shaping the Foundation's direction and fostering strong relationships within the […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Announces Awards Totaling $138,966 From the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club’s Helping Hens Fund

May 7, 2024
The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved $138,966 in grants from the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club Helping Hens Fund to 19 area nonprofit organizations.  Grants from the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club Helping Hens Fund are made to nonprofit organizations to promote overall fitness and wellness of children during warm […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Announces 2024 Recipients of Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship

April 23, 2024
Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of the Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarships are provided by William Block, Jr. in memory of Carol Z. Block, his wife of 50 years who passed away in June, 2020. This scholarship, awarded first in 2017, provides twenty (20) $4,000 […]
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Oswald Supporting Organization of Greater Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $166,954 to 10 Nonprofit Organizations

April 15, 2024
The Oswald Supporting Organization of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $166,954 to 10 nonprofit organizations: The Oswald Supporting Organization was created by the late Joan and Chuck Oswald in 2000 to support projects in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan that enable families to develop skills to nurture each other and to promote […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $22,400 to Support Youth Programs

April 15, 2024
The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved $22,400 in grants from the Bill Rowles Youth Foundation Fund to eight area nonprofit organizations. Grants from the Bill Rowles Youth Foundation Fund are made to nonprofit organizations to support programs in northwest Ohio that enhance the lives of young people under the age […]
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Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth Award Grants Totaling $47,600

April 12, 2024
The Boards of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation and Waterville Community Foundation recently approved eight grants totaling $47,600 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.   The Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth provide support […]
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Fund for Islamic Understanding Awards Grants Totaling $6,000

April 12, 2024
The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $6,000 from The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog to support programs of four nonprofit organizations. The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog supports projects, programs or services that provide educational opportunities that promote greater understanding of Muslims and the […]
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