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u003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eWhat is the amount of the average grant?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eThere is a wide range in the amount of grants awarded. Grantees are encouraged to request the amount actually needed to successfully complete the proposed project.u0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eAre grants funded over multiple years?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eIt is unusual for a grant award to cover a period of several years; grant requests are generally funded for one year.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eWhat types of requests are not funded?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eAreas generally not funded include individuals, computer hardware and software, vehicles, conferences, capital and research.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eCan individuals apply for grants?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eNo. The Foundation only makes grants to nonprofit organizations and not to individuals. However, if you are a student seeking scholarship assistance,u0026nbsp;u003ca href=u0022../scholarships/#.Xa2-iOhKiM8u0022u003eclick here to learn more aboutu0026nbsp;Greater Toledo Community Foundation's scholarship offeringsu003c/au003e.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eWhat do I do if I am having trouble submitting an application through the online application portal?u003cbr /u003eu003c/strongu003eIf you have received an error message from the online application portal, please clear the u0026ldquo;cookiesu0026rdquo; in your internet browser and try your submission again. u0026nbsp;You may do this by following the instructions associated with your particular internet browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.).u0026nbsp; If this does not resolve the issue, you may contact Greater Toledo Community Foundation by phone (419.241.5049) or emailu0026nbsp;u003ca href=u0022mailto:[email protected]@toledocf.orgu003c/au003e. Please be advised that, while Foundation staff makes every effort to be available in advance of the grant deadline, we may be unable to help with requests made very near to the deadline.u0026nbsp; We encourage you to contact us early if you have questions and to test your system well in advance of submission to ensure that you will have no technology issues.u0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eCan I call someone at the Foundation to inquire about my specific grant proposal?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eQuestions regarding the grant application process should be directed to Patrick Johnston, Vice President, Community Investments, at 419.241.5049 or emailu0026nbsp;u003ca href=u0022mailto:[email protected]@u003c/au003eu003ca href=u0022mailto:[email protected]/au003e. We would be happy to assist first-time applicants to be sure they understand the process and what types of funds are generally awarded or types of requests typically not funded.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eWhere can I get assistance in writing a proposal?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eGreater Toledo Community Foundation does not provide direct assistance with writing proposals, but The Center for Nonprofit Resources can connect you to training and individuals who provide the necessary guidance.u0026nbsp; The Center for Nonprofit Resources conducts workshops on proposal writing, among other services.u0026nbsp; Contact Milva Valenzuela Wagner, Director of The Center for Nonprofit Resources, at 419.241.9513 or email [email protected]. You can find a listing of the workshops currently being offered at u003ca href=u0022http://www.c4npr.org/u0022u003ewww.c4npr.orgu003c/au003e.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eHow does an agency go about applying for a grant from the foundation?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eGreater Toledo Community Foundation has Grant Guidelines and Requests for Proposals available online.u0026nbsp; Learn more here: u003ca href=u0022../grants-2/u0022u003ehttps://www.toledocf.org/grants/u003c/au003e You may contact the Foundation to request a copy be sent to you by email atu0026nbsp;u003ca href=u0022mailto:[email protected]@u003c/au003eu003ca href=u0022mailto:[email protected]/au003e.u0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eHow long does it take from the time I submit a proposal until a decision is made?u003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eAll grant applications are carefully reviewed by the Foundation's professional staff and Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets approximately 3-1/2 months subsequent to each deadline date to make funding decisions. Applicant organizations are notified, in writing, of approval/denial of funding requests within one week after the Board of Trustees takes action.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cstrongu003eAdditional Questionsu003c/strongu003eu003cbr /u003eIf you have additional questions about Greater Toledo Community Foundation processes or giving options, you may also want to consult the content covered in ouru0026nbsp;u003ca href=u0022../donors/individual-and-family/donor-fund-faq-individual-family/#.Xa2-3ehKiM8u0022u003eDonor/Fundu003c/au003eu0026nbsp;andu0026nbsp;u003ca href=u0022../professional-advisors/adviser-faqs/#.Xa21MOhKiM8u0022u003eAdvisoru003c/au003eu0026nbsp;FAQs.u003c/pu003e
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