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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.

Community News

Greater Toledo Community Foundation Welcomes New Employee

February 22, 2024
TOLEDO, OHIO, February 22 – Keith Burwell, president of Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Ronau as the Foundation’s new Director of Marketing & Communications. She will report to Abby Aldrich, executive vice president of operations and special projects. Sarah joined the Foundation on February 12. “I am delighted […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Welcomes New Employee

January 8, 2024
Keith Burwell, president of Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurstyn Loeffler as the Foundation’s new Vice President of Philanthropic Services. Kurstyn Loeffler joined the Foundation on January 2nd. She was most recently the Director of Bowling Green State University’s Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Her responsibilities included […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $443,696 From Community Funds Impact and Builder Grants Programs

January 2, 2024
The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $443,696 from the Community Funds Impact and Builder Grants programs to nine organizations. About Greater Toledo Community FoundationGreater Toledo Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families […]
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GTCF Awards Grants Totaling $498,779 From Sisters of St. Francis Foundation Fund

January 2, 2024
The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved grants totaling $498,779 from The Sisters of St. Francis (Sylvania) Foundation Donor Advised Fund. Grants were awarded to 16 area nonprofit organizations.   • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. – $50,000 was awarded to support the Immigration Advocacy Project. • Bittersweet Farms – […]
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GTCF to Light the Anthony Wayne Trail Gateway to Wrap up its 50th Anniversary Celebration and Launch ToledoGivingTree.com

November 14, 2023
Toledo, Ohio, November 16, 2023 — Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF) is excited to announce, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, it will be lighting the Anthony Wayne Trail Gateway to the City in honor of the holidays. At this time also, it will be kicking off the Toledo Giving Tree Project. Community members […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Fund Awards Grants Totaling $447,018 to 10 Nonprofit Organizations

November 8, 2023
TOLEDO, OHIO, November 8, 2023 – The Stranahan Supporting Organization of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $447,018 to 10 organizations and initiatives:
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade Announce Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award Winners

October 26, 2023
Greater Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, The Andersons, Waterford Bank, Eidi Family Foundation and WTVG-13abc, are happy to announce the 13th Annual Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award winners, recognizing local nonprofit organizations that stand out for their contributions to our community.  The 2023 Northwest Ohio Nonprofit […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Director of Marketing and Communications Announces Retirement

October 18, 2023
TOLEDO, OHIO, October 18, 2023 – After 23 years of service, Joanne Olnhausen, director of marketing and communications has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2023. Greater Toledo Community Foundation has greatly benefited from her expertise and dedication. During her tenure, Joanne supported the Foundation’s growth to over five times its size and played a […]
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