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Toledo, Ohio, April 5, 2021 – The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation and the Waterville Community Foundation recently approved grants totaling $41,460 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 seven area nonprofit organizations.

Adopt America Network – a $7,000 grant was awarded to support the distribution of resources to youth aging out of foster care to ease the transition to independent living.

After-School All-Stars Ohio – a $2,500 grant was awarded to support summer camp experiences at Toledo Metroparks sites.

Awake Community Coalition – an $8,000 grant was awarded to expand a food distribution program to low-income families.

Bittersweet Farms – a $7,000 grant was awarded to support social programs for teen participants with autism spectrum disorder.

Courageous Community Services – a $7,000 grant was awarded to support camp experiences for youth with developmental disabilities.

Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center – a $6,960 grant was awarded to support the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Ridge Project, Inc. – a $3,000 grant was awarded to support a youth exercise program at Anthony Wayne YMCA.

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: https://www.toledocf.org/grants-2/

Greater Toledo Community Foundation 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 900 funds with assets of approximately $377 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information about Toledo Community Foundation, visit www.toledocf.org or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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