Greater Toledo Community Foundation is the single most flexible institution for charitable giving. We offer an amazing array of charitable giving opportunities – the causes you support, the assets you give, and the form your giving takes can all be customized to meet your own individual needs and interests. All approved contributions are tax deductible. Greater Toledo Community Foundation will send you a receipt for your records when the gift is received.
If you would like to give now through our Online Giving Center, click here.
If you wish to make a cash gift to Greater Toledo Community Foundation, you may do so by check, credit card or wire transfer.
Charitable donations via third party administrators/Company matches
Many companies offer programs allowing employees to make both direct and company matching donations to nonprofits through a third party administrator (Benevity, for example). Please note when doing so, the third party administrator does not typically share the donor’s name with us, making it difficult to know the donor’s intent or to properly thank the donor. Please let us know if you use a third party administrator to process your donation to GTCF or if you have any questions about third party administration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419.241.5049.
For instructions on giving a gift of securities to Greater Toledo Community Foundation through wire transfer click here.
If you wish to make a gift of restricted (Rule 144), closely-held, or other non-publicly traded securities, please contact us at 419.241.5049 to obtain instructions on what additional information is required for this type of stock.
Gift by Check
The check should be made payable to Greater Toledo Community Foundation, and the name of the fund to receive the contribution should be written on the memo line. Please mail or deliver by hand to:
Greater Toledo Community Foundation
300 Madison Ave., Suite 1300
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Gifts by Wire Transfer
Large sums may be wire transferred directly to the Foundation’s bank account. Please inform us in advance of a planned wire transfer so that we can ensure it is credited to the correct fund and donor. Please contact the Foundation at 419.241.5049 for specific instructions to transfer funds.
The Foundation accepts credit card gifts (MasterCard, Visa or Discover) by phone or through our Online Giving Center. Please provide us with your name (as listed on card), address, card number, expiration date, 3-digit code on back of card, amount of gift and fund to be credited. Please also include your phone number or email address so that we may contact you if we encounter any problems.
To qualify as a tax deduction in a given year, your cash gift must be postmarked or hand-delivered by December 31 of that year. Credit card gifts must be actually charged by December 31. Please consult with your financial institution regarding the delivery time of federal funds wire transfers.
Please contact the Foundation at 419.241.5049 regarding procedures for making contributions of publicly-traded and closely-held stock, real estate, personal property and some types of partnership interests or other types of assets.