Community Funds Grant

Grants to Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio Nonprofits
for Education, Health, Urban Affairs, Arts, and Social Services

GrantWatch ID#: 176945
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Toledo Community Foundation (TCF)

08/15/17 11:59 PM

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Grants to Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for local individuals and families. Priority is given to projects that benefit those living in the greater Toledo area. Funding will support a wide range of proposals focusing on the areas of education, social services, physical and mental health, neighborhood and urban affairs, natural resources, and the arts.

The Foundation has a particular interest in providing seed money for new programs designed to meet emerging community needs or to expand existing successful programs.

Emphasis is placed on programs that will:
- Create safe, positive living environments;
- Enable families to develop the skills/resources needed to support and nurture each member; and
- Foster the development of responsible young people who are capable of achieving their fullest potential.

Grant funds should only be requested to support direct programmatic expenses.

Grant requests are generally funded for one year. Multi-year requests will be considered if the applicant organization can show the progression of the project over time.

Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

The Foundation usually will not make grants from its Community Funds to or for:

- Support the general operating budget or budget deficit of established organizations.
- Annual campaigns.
- Capital campaigns.
- Purchase equipment, such as computer hardware/software, motor vehicles, etc.
- Produce films, videos, television programs, and the like.
- Support sectarian activities of religious organizations.

Project expenses incurred by an applicant organization prior to notification cannot be paid by the Foundation.

Areas generally not funded include individuals, vehicles, conferences, capital and research.

Prior to submitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to call the Foundation.

The Foundation considers grant requests two times annually. The deadline dates for proposals are January 15 and August 15. Proposals must be submitted through the Foundation’s online application process. Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. of the application deadline in order to be considered for funding.

All grant applications are carefully reviewed by the Foundation’s professional staff and Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets approximately three to four months subsequent to each deadline date to make funding decisions. Applicant organizations are notified, in writing, of the approval or denial of funding requests within one week after the Board of Trustees takes action.

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For additional information, please contact:

Anneliese Grytafey, J.D., Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking
(419) 241-5049

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604

Applicants must serve residents living in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, with priority given to nonprofits serving those living in the greater Toledo area.

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USA: Michigan: Southeast region;   Ohio: Northwest region

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