Greater Toledo Community Foundation Introduces Community Resilience Fund to Address Long-Term Recovery Efforts Resulting From COVID-19 Pandemic

TOLEDO, OHIO, May 27, 2020 – Greater Toledo Community Foundation announced this morning following its Board of Trustees meeting a second COVID-related fund – the Community Resilience Fund – to address long-term recovery efforts of individuals and organizations as a result of the COVID outbreak.

GTCF will seed the fund with $100,000, and invites local individuals, philanthropists, family foundations, corporations and businesses to add to the fund in support of our community’s recovery. The Board of Trustees approved adding an additional $100,000 to the fund at a later date, if necessary, to address anticipated requests for funding from local nonprofit organizations. The fund is designed to thoughtfully deploy resources:

1) To community-based organizations providing services that assist residents in stabilizing their lives after experiencing impacts caused by the outbreak, or

2) To organizations restructuring their service delivery and agency operations based on lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic.

Nonprofit organizations implementing long-term recovery initiatives related to the coronavirus outbreak can submit a proposal through the Foundation’s online application process. Grant Guidelines and additional details of this new funding opportunity are provided at https://www.toledocf.org/grants-2/

The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation also approved one additional grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund in the amount of $5,000 to Unity United Methodist Church/STARS to support a drive-up food pantry serving East Toledo and Northwood. This brings the total awarded from this fund to date to $355,648.

Greater Toledo Community Foundation created the COVID-19 Response Fund to support northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofit organizations as they assist in responding to the spread of COVID-19 in the community and experience financial challenges in doing so.

Donations to the COVID-19 Response Fund or Community Resilience Fund can be made online at https://www.toledocf.org/. GTCF will continue to make grants from these funds as long as donations are received. GTCF will provide grants to northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofits and will not be giving money directly to individuals. GTCF is distributing 100 percent of funds raised.

See our website for additional information at www.toledocf.org

Regarding making a donation to either of these funds, you can donate online at www.toledocf.org, or contact Mike George at 419-241-5049 or Mike@toledocf.org

Regarding applying for a grant (local nonprofit organizations), visit our Grants page at www.toledocf.org/grants, or contact Patrick Johnston at 419-241-5049 or Patrick@toledocf.org

About Greater Toledo Community Foundation
Greater Toledo Community Foundation 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 900 funds with assets of approximately $304 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information about Greater Toledo Community Foundation, visit www.toledocf.org or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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