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GTCF today approved a fifth round of grants totaling $44,126 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 reaches $306,268

TOLEDO, OHIO, April 28, 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 nine grants totaling $44,126 from the COVID-19 Response Fund to support northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations, bringing the total distributed in five weeks to more than $300,000.

The following nine grants totaling $44,126 were recently approved through the fund.

Brown Bag Food Project: to support emergency food, toiletries and other basic needs items for residents of Wood County.

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Toledo: to support increased costs at the Helping Hands food distribution site.

ComeUnity Cafe (Bistro 163): to support food distribution to low-income and elderly residents of Ottawa County.

Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio: to purchase personal protective equipment for use by its staff when working in the homes of clients with developmental disabilities.

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio: to support its food pantry and distribution program in the Old West End.

St. Paul's Community Center: to support staff costs to serve residents transitioning out of the shelter.

University Church: to support increased costs of food distribution through the HUB program serving the Rogers High School area.

Vision Ministries: to support costs of food distribution in South Toledo.

YMCA of Greater Toledo: to support costs related to operating four licensed pandemic child care facilities and for food distribution activities.

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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