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Community Funds Accelerator Grant

Grants to Ohio and Michigan Nonprofits for
Third-Party Assessments to Improve Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Toledo Community Foundation (TCF)

Deadline Date:

08/15/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan nonprofits to provide resources for third-party assessments to improve programs that benefit local communities. The Foundation considers grants with a primary emphasis on the greater Toledo region. Funding supports a broad range of programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, neighborhood and urban affairs, natural resources, and the arts.

As a companion to the Community Funds grant program, the Community Funds Accelerator provides resources for independent, third-party assessments to improve existing programs or prove the impact of new pilot programs.

The purpose of the Community Funds Accelerator is to encourage agencies to use data to drive continuous improvement of service delivery to achieve greater impact. Robust assessments may result in enhanced sustainability by strengthening future fundraising and grant-seeking efforts.

Grant funds should only be requested to support costs associated with a high-quality, third party assessment designed to ascertain a program’s impact or increase the effectiveness of an organization’s internal process.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177350

Term of Contract:

Multi-year requests may be considered if a longer timeline is integral to the quality of the evaluation.

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.

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 midnight 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.

Contact Information:

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

For additional information, please contact:
Anneliese Grytafey, J.D.,
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Grantmaking
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604
Telephone: (419) 241-5049

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Grant Coverage Areas:

With particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Southeast region;   Ohio: Northwest region