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GTCF today approved a second round of grants totaling $87,184 from the COVID-19 Response Fund
to provide immediate relief to residents affected by COVID-19's economic impacts in our area.

TOLEDO, OHIO, April 6, 2020 – Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce that local philanthropists, family foundations, corporations and businesses continue to add to the COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation. GTCF’s program department and Board of Trustees are reviewing applications and approving grants at record pace, and 100% of the donations made to this fund will be granted out to our local nonprofits as they deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities.

The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved 10 grants totaling $87,184 from the COVID-19 Response Fund to support northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations, bringing the total distributed in two weeks to more than $138,000. Another $61,450 in grants has been recommended and are in the approval process.

The following 10 grants totaling $87,184 were recently approved through the fund:

Anne Grady Services: to purchase personal protective equipment for use by its staff when working with individuals they serve with intellectual disabilities.

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties: to provide resources required to continue providing mental health counseling sessions.

East Toledo Family Center: to support provision of food and other basic needs items for up to 195 senior citizens.

Friendly Center: to partner with Food for Thought to provide meals to low-income residents of north Toledo.

The Leipsic Community Center: to provide food distribution services to low-income and elderly residents.

Monroe Street Neighborhood Center: to increase the amount of food it distributes through take-home bags.

National Church Residences: to provide personal protective equipment for its staff, as well as food and cleaning supplies to residents at multiple Toledo locations serving veterans and the elderly.

Toledo Streets Workforce Development Corporation: to support formerly homeless residents of Toledo.

United Way Fulton County: to serve up to 200 people with food provision and housing services.

Zepf Center: to support additional staff time to serve residents in a substance abuse program.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation created the COVID-19 Response Fund to support northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations as they assist in responding to the spread of COVID-19 in the community and experience financial challenges in doing so.

Donations to the COVID-19 Response Fund at GTCF are urgently needed to meet the huge demand for aid to Toledo Region residents affected by COVID-19's economic consequences.

Donations can be made online at

GTCF will continue to make grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund as long as donations are received. GTCF will provide grants to northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofits and will not be giving money directly to individuals. GTCF is distributing 100 percent of funds raised.


See our website for additional information at

Regarding making a donation to the fund, you can donate online at, or contact Mike George at 419-241-5049 or [email protected]

Regarding applying for a grant (local nonprofit organizations), visit our Grants page at, or contact Patrick Johnston at 419-241-5049 or [email protected]

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