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TOLEDO, OHIO, May 4, 2022– The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved grants totaling $20,635 from the Bill Rowles Youth Foundation Fund to support programs in northwest Ohio that enhance the lives of young people under the age of 21. Grants were awarded to nine area nonprofit organizations.  

  • Adopt America Network –$2,000 was awarded to support emancipated youth transitioning into independent living.
  • Advocating Opportunities – $1,500 was awarded to support survivors of human trafficking.
  • Anne Grady – $860 was awarded to purchase bikes for special needs children receiving respite services.
  • Bittersweet Farms – $3,000 was awarded to support a transitional program in Pemberville that improves academic, social and vocational skills of individuals between the ages of 12 and 21.
  • Camp Courageous & The Arc of Northwest Ohio, Inc. dba Courageous Community Services – $3,000 was awarded to support summer program scholarships.
  • CASA/GAL of Hancock County – $1,500 was awarded to support volunteer recruitment and training for court victim advocates.
  • GreaterGenerations – $3,000 was awarded to support a workforce development program.
  • Mountain Mentors – $2,775 was awarded to support a mentoring program for at-risk teens.
  • The RIDGE Project, Inc. – $3,000 was awarded to support a summer rehabilitation film camp.

Mr. Rowles created a Field of Interest Fund at Greater Toledo Community Foundation to support youth programs, youth groups, youth serving organizations and other activities in northwest Ohio which enhance the lives of young people, aged 21 years and younger. According to his wishes, funding priority is given to programs, groups, organizations and activities in the Wood County, OH area. 

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