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We hope you can join us virtually for the 11th Annual Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Three winning organizations will be announced, one in each category: Nonprofit Excellence Award: Small Organization, Nonprofit Excellence Award: Large Organization, and Nonprofit Innovation Award.

You can view the ceremony on Greater Toledo Community Foundation's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/toledocf or on our LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/toledo-community-foundation


Awards Ceremony Information - We're Going Virtual

Plan to join us virtually for the 11th Annual Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Three winning organizations will be announced, one in each category. You can view the ceremony on Greater Toledo Community Foundation's Facebook page, so follow us now so the program appears in your news feed! Find us at http://www.facebook.com/toledocf

Local nonprofit organizations nominated themselves for these awards, and winners will be chosen by a committee comprised of sponsor representatives and a past recipient of the awards. Winners receive a one-of-a-kind glass award, $5,000 in unrestricted grant money from Greater Toledo Community Foundation and $1,000 in unrestricted grant money from The Andersons, plus a half-page ad in The Blade. 

A special drawing will be held to award one $1,500 unrestricted grant to an attending organization on October 28. If you RSVP'd your planned attendance by October 11th AND watch the virtual presentation on October 28 at 9:00 a.m., your organization qualifies for consideration of this award.

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

About the Awards

The Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards were designed to honor and recognize outstanding nonprofit organizations and their achievements in our community.

Awards are 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)

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 Greater Toledo Community Foundation in the amount of $5,000;
  • An unrestricted grant in the amount of $1,000 from The Andersons;
  • A half-page ad in The Blade; and
  • A feature article highlighting the winning organizations in Greater Toledo Community Foundation's newsletter, and sharing of award winners via The Center for Nonprofit Resources’ e-newsletter and website.
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