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In March, 2020, a coalition of Northwest Ohio philanthropic, corporate and civic partners joined together to bolster the Greater Toledo Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund to deploy resources to nonprofit organizations serving on the frontlines of the pandemic in our region. Final grants from this fund were awarded in August, 2020. A total of $509,422.17 was distributed to 65 organizations.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation followed in May, 2020 with the creation of the Community Resilience Fund to address long-term recovery efforts of individuals and organizations as a result of the COVID outbreak. The first of three rounds of grants were announced in September, 2020 and a second round of grants were announced on October 15, 2020. The final rounds of Community Resilience Fund grants was announced December 14, 2020. A total of $247,824 was awarded through this fund to 23 nonprofit organizations.

COVID-19 Response Fund

The Greater Toledo Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund was designed to support immediate basic needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by closure and cancellations related to COVID-19, the elderly and other high-risk populations who are experiencing a COVID-19 impact, residents who are food insecure, residents who have no medical insurance or who are underinsured.  The GTCF COVID-19 Response Fund provided grant awards on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

GTCF announced a first round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund on March 31, and several rounds since that time. The final grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund have been awarded, bringing the total distributed to $509,422.17 to 65 organizations across the Toledo Region.

See the list of grantees here.

Community Resilience Fund

The Community Resilience Fund is addressing long-term recovery efforts of individuals and organizations as a result of the COVID outbreak. GTCF seeded the fund with $200,000.  The fund is designed to thoughtfully deploy resources to (1) community-based organizations providing services that assist residents in stabilizing their lives after experiencing impacts caused by the outbreak, and (2) organizations restructuring their service delivery and agency operations based on lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic.

GTCF announced three rounds of grants from the Community Resilience Fund totaling $247,824 to 23 area nonprofit organizations.

100% of the funds donated to this fund have been distributed.

See the list of grantees here.


Thank you to generous donors of all levels who came together to support the Toledo Region during this critical time of need. We received commitments of more than $584,000 through various gifts from individual contributors as well as major gifts from local businesses. 

See the list of major funders here.

The Community Resilience Fund was started by Greater Toledo Community Foundation with a donation of $200,000.

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