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GTCF today approved a ninth round of grants totaling $23,515 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 $379,163

TOLEDO, OHIO, June 4, 2020 – The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved three grants totaling $23,515 from the COVID-19 Response Fund to support northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations, bringing the total distributed in nine weeks to $379,163.

The following three grants totaling $23,515  were recently approved through the fund. 

A Renewed Mind: to deliver bags containing food, personal protective equipment and hygiene products to clients affected by substance abuse or a mental health diagnosis.

Cherry Street Mission Ministries: to support costs related to increased staff hours and expenses for cleaning supplies at the homeless shelter. 

Monroe Street Neighborhood Center: to support the distribution of re-usable cloth masks to participants of the organization’s programming.

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.

A second COVID-related fund – the Community Resilience Fund – to address long-term recovery efforts of individuals and organizations as a result of the COVID outbreak – was introduced on May 27, 2020.  Nonprofit organizations implementing long-term recovery initiatives related to the coronavirus outbreak can submit a proposal through the Foundation’s online application process.  Grant Guidelines and additional details of this new funding opportunity are provided at

Donations from the community can be made to both funds online at

GTCF will continue to make grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund and the Community Resilience 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 a 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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