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TOLEDO, OHIO, August 28, 2020 – The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved $152,969 in grants from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation Designated Fund of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation (Lovell Fund) to six 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 – $12,369 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 – $30,000 was awarded to support educational programming and support for families coping with the mental health diagnosis of a family member.

NAMI of Greater Toledo – $10,000 was awarded to support the Kidshop program that helps children with a mental health diagnosis or children 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 – $52,500 was awarded to expand the organization’s transportation services to allow more participants to attend programming.

Rescue Mental Health & Addiction Services - $15,000 was awarded to support a collaboration with Lucas County Corrections Center to reduce barriers to mental health services for inmates and returning citizens.

St. Paul’s Community Center - $5,000 was awarded to support mental health first aid training for personnel at the organization.

Unison Behavioral Health Group - $28,100 was awarded to support an educational program designed to reduce stigma around mental illness, as well as to support transportation services.

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 $329 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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