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A Celebration of GTCF’s 50th Anniversary

As the area’s largest philanthropic institution, Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a welcoming and inclusive organization that has engrained itself in our community through five decades of dedicated service. 2023 was a year-long celebration of events and as we look towards the next 50 years, we’re confident that the legacy of vision and innovation that we’ve pioneered over the past half century will only continue to grow. Learn more about our yearlong celebratory events here and watch the video of our year in review below.

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These short videos were created to help you understand the ease of creating a fund with the Foundation – your first step in joining more than 900 other individuals, families and businesses who have created a unique charitable giving partnership with GTCF to improve the quality of life in our communities.

Community News

Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth Award Grants Totaling $47,600

April 12, 2024
The Boards of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation and Waterville Community Foundation recently approved eight grants totaling $47,600 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.   The Katherine R. Smith Funds for Youth provide support […]
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Fund for Islamic Understanding Awards Grants Totaling $6,000

April 12, 2024
The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $6,000 from The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog to support programs of four nonprofit organizations. The Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog supports projects, programs or services that provide educational opportunities that promote greater understanding of Muslims and the […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Announces Burwell Retirement and Search Process

April 10, 2024
After 20 years as President and CEO of Greater Toledo Community Foundation, Keith Burwell has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to retire. An exact timeline for his retirement has not yet been determined, and Mr. Burwell has assured the Board that he will allow ample time to facilitate a smooth and seamless […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Elects 2024 Officers and Welcomes Three New Trustees

April 2, 2024
Greater Toledo Community Foundation Board of Trustees recently elected new officers of the Board of Trustees and welcomed three new members. The elected officers for 2024 are Mr. Mike Gibbons, Chair (President & CEO, Mainstreet Ventures, Inc.); Mr. Jay Morgan, Vice Chair (COO, ReNew); Ms. Brandi R. Carson, Treasurer (La-Z-Boy, Inc.); and Ms. Tiffany Cavanaugh, […]
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Apply Now for the 2024 Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Awards

April 1, 2024
Greater Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, announce the 2024 Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to nominate themselves for the awards by completing an application between now and May 31, 2024. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 30, 2024 at a special breakfast ceremony. […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Welcomes New Employee

February 22, 2024
TOLEDO, OHIO, February 22 – Keith Burwell, president of Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Ronau as the Foundation’s new Director of Marketing & Communications. She will report to Abby Aldrich, executive vice president of operations and special projects. Sarah joined the Foundation on February 12. “I am delighted […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Welcomes New Employee

January 8, 2024
Keith Burwell, president of Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurstyn Loeffler as the Foundation’s new Vice President of Philanthropic Services. Kurstyn Loeffler joined the Foundation on January 2nd. She was most recently the Director of Bowling Green State University’s Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Her responsibilities included […]
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Greater Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $443,696 From Community Funds Impact and Builder Grants Programs

January 2, 2024
The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $443,696 from the Community Funds Impact and Builder Grants programs to nine organizations. About Greater Toledo Community FoundationGreater Toledo Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families […]
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