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Toledo, OH, April 4, 2022 – The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation and the Waterville Community Foundation recently approved grants totaling $52,870 from the Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth to support programs in northwest Ohio that enhance the lives of young people under the age of 18. 

Grants were awarded to nine area nonprofit organizations.

  • Advocating Opportunity –$7,500 was awarded to support trauma-responsive legal and social services to youth victimized by human trafficking.
  • Bittersweet Farms – $6,000 was awarded to support the Social Recreation Program.
  • Courageous Community Services $6,000 was awarded to support camp experiences for youth with developmental disabilities.
  • Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center – $8,000 was awarded to support the Children’s Advocacy Center.
  • Nature’s Nursery – $5,000 was awarded to support in-school wildlife education in the Anthony Wayne School District.
  • Sunshine Foundation, Inc. – $2,970 was awarded to support the summer camp program for children.
  • Swanton Area Community Coalition, Inc. – $6,900 was awarded to support the provision of the AWAKE Coalition’s substance abuse prevention and mental health education programming in the Anthony Wayne School District.
  • The RIDGE Project – $7,500 was awarded to support the Film Camp program at the Lucas County Youth Treatment Center.
  • Waterville, Ohio Rotary Club – $3,000 was awarded to support the Build a Bed Initiative.

The Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth provide support for programming that enhances the lives of young people up to age 18, with an emphasis on serving children with developmental disabilities or those who have been abused.  Any organization with services benefitting youth residing in Lucas or Wood Counties are encouraged to apply, with preference given to those that serve residents of Waterville and the Anthony Wayne Local School District. The annual deadline for proposals is January 31. You can view the guidelines for this funding opportunity under Upcoming Funding Opportunities here.

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