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Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling More Than $346,000 to 13 Nonprofit Organizations

September 26, 2011: The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $346,335 from its Community Funds and a Field of Interest Fund to thirteen area nonprofit organizations. 

Grants from the Foundation’s Community Funds are considered three times annually, and are awarded only to nonprofit, charitable organizations. The next deadline for receipt of proposals in the Foundation office is January 15, 2012.

Grants were recently awarded to the following organizations:

  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo, Inc. – $41,765 to support the Family Emergency Guidance program that provides rent and mortgage assistance and household financial management training. 
  • East Toledo Family Center – $50,000 to support the Bank on Toledo Initiative that offers financial literacy education and increases access to mainstream financial institutions.
  • Friendly Center, Inc. – $28,875 to support the Jamie Farr Community Soup Kitchen.
  • Foundation Center – $3,500 to support the Center, which maintains information about foundations and corporate grantmaking.
  • Greater Toledo Urban League – $70,000 to support the Overland Park Community Engagement Initiative. 
  • Kids Unlimited, Inc. – $45,000 to support after school programming at Martin Luther King Academy.
  • Polly Fox Academy – $31,500 to support mental health and art therapy services.
  • St. Paul’s Community Center – $25,000 to support the Winter Crisis program that provides shelter to homeless individuals during inclement weather.
  • Sunshine Foundation, Inc. – $13,440 to support the music therapy program.
  • Water for Ishmael – $15,000 to support the Social Services for the Arab Community Project, which will provide specialized services to Arab immigrant families.

Field of Interest Funds are established at the Foundation to allow donors to direct funding to specific causes (i.e., the environment, youth programs, the elderly or the arts, for instance) or geographical areas (a town, county or region).  The following grants have been awarded from The Mental Health Association of Lucas County CARE Fund, a Field of Interest Fund which was created to support agencies located in northwest Ohio that offer education, advocacy and support services benefiting persons with mental illness, their family members and/or caregivers:

  • Double Arc – $8,980 was awarded to provide services that decrease mental health issues associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
  • Thomas M. Wernert Center – $4,295 was awarded to support the implementation of the Diabetes and Prevention Wellness Series.
  • Zepf Community Mental Health Center – $8,980 was awarded to support the expansion of the Art Expressions Program. 

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. 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 525 funds with assets of approximately $160 million.  The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information about Toledo Community Foundation, visit www.toledocf.org or follow us on Facebook.

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