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Community Funds Grant

Grants to Ohio and Michigan Nonprofits for Social Services,
Education, Health, Arts, and Natural Resources

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Toledo Community Foundation (TCF)

Deadline Date:

08/15/19 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants to Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for local families and individuals, with an emphasis on communities in the greater Toledo area. Funding is available for a broad range of programs in areas such as social services, education, neighborhood and urban affairs, physical and mental health, the arts, and natural resources.

TCF 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: (a) Create safe, positive living environments; (b) Enable families to develop the skills/resources needed to support and nurture each member; and (c) 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.

For a list of grant review criteria, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176945

Term of Contract:

Multi-year requests will be considered if the applicant organization can show the progression of the project over time.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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:
- Support the general operating budget or budget deficit of established organizations.
- Annual campaigns.
- Capital campaigns or building projects.
- 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.

Pre-Application Information:

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.

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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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

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

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

Grant Coverage Areas:

Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan;   Ohio