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GTCF today approved a fourth round of grants totaling $62,000 from the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide immediate relief to residents affected by COVID-19's economic impacts in our area; total grants now approved reach $262,142.

TOLEDO, OHIO, April 17, 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 seven grants totaling $62,000 from the COVID-19 Response Fund to support northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations, bringing the total distributed in four weeks to more than $262,000.

The following seven grants totaling $62,000 were recently approved through the fund:

Connecting Kids to Meals: to provide food to families and children impacted by COVID-19.

Dundee Community Schools: to support the Backpack Brigade program.

Liberty Center of Sandusky County: to support increased food costs at a homeless shelter.

Luther Home of Mercy: to serve individuals with developmental disabilities through increased staff time and the provision of food supplies.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio: to support new expenses related to COVID-19 including hotel stays and increased staff costs.

Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center: to deliver meal kits to seniors in the Old South End of Toledo.

The Foundation of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo: to support the Islamic Food Bank of Toledo feeding programs which serve multiple organizations in northwest Ohio.

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.


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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]

About Greater Toledo Community Foundation
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 $304 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information about Greater Toledo Community Foundation, visit or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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