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Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club's Helping Hens Fund

Grants to Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan
Nonprofits to Promote Children's Health and Wellness

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Toledo Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 11:59 PM EST


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Grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 to Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that support the wellness and fitness of children in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Funding is intended to promote programs that facilitate participation in an organization’s exercise, sports, and/or physical recreation program.

Priority will be given to projects that encourage activities during warm weather months. Preference will be placed on programs incorporating an educational component that enables participants to learn skills associated with healthy lifestyles.

Funds may be used to cover a participant’s league/enrollment fees, transportation, equipment, uniform costs and program materials. Funds may also be requested for costs associated with maintaining or rehabilitating sporting venues like baseball diamonds, football fields or other similar facilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179356

Estimated Size of Grant:

It is anticipated that multiple awards will be made in an approximate range of $1,500 to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

It is unusual for a grant award to cover a period of several years; grant requests are generally funded for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals will only be considered from nonprofit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

Priority will be given to projects that have not previously received support from the Helping Hens Fund.

Organizations that receive a Walleye Wishing Well Fund grant are not eligible for Helping Hens funding in the same calendar year.

Expenses incurred by an applicant organization prior to award notification cannot be covered by Foundation funds.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due March 1 of each year. Proposals must be submitted through the Foundation’s online application process by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.

Applicant organizations will be notified of the status of their request in April.

Prior to submitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to call the Foundation. The Foundation's program staff is available to answer questions you may have regarding the grant application process. Please review the FAQ for answers to common questions about the application process.

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

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If you are having trouble submitting an application, you may contact the Foundation by phone (419.241.5049) or e-mail at

For further information, or to discuss a possible submission, please contact:

Patrick Johnston, Program Officer
(419) 241-5049
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604

Anneliese Grytafey, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Grantmaking

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Southeast area;   Ohio: Northwest area