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TOLEDO, OHIO, June 23, 2021 – The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved $145,664 in grants from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation Designated Fund of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation (Lovell Fund) to five area nonprofit organizations.

Grants from the Lovell Fund are made to nonprofit organizations whose programming seeks to reduce the stigma around living with and seeking services for a mental health issue.

Grants were made to:

Imagination Station – $10,088 was awarded to support a STEM-based learning experience for youth receiving services from the Zepf Center designed to develop confidence, resiliency and team building skills.

NAMI of Greater Toledo – $31,000 was awarded to support educational programming and support for families coping with the mental health diagnosis of a family member.

NAMI of Greater Toledo – $10,500 was awarded to support the Kidshop/Teenshop program that helps children and youth with a mental health diagnosis or young people who have a family member with a mental health diagnosis to build self-esteem, develop coping skills, form positive relationships and minimize isolation.

Thomas M. Wernert Center – $44,076 was awarded to hire a communication specialist to implement social media campaigns designed to reduce stigma towards mental illness and coordinate virtual recovery and support services.

Unison Behavioral Health Group - $50,000 was awarded to support the Housing First program that provides homeless individuals and families with the wrap around supportive services necessary to help them maintain and remain permanently housed.

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 $377 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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