TOLEDO, OHIO, May 20, 2022 – The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $290,000 from its Community Funds Impact and Builder Grants programs to six organizations. The Community Funds Impact and Builder Grants programs provide seed money for new, innovative programming that addresses unmet community needs.

The next deadline for proposals is July 15, 2022. For more details on upcoming grant deadlines, visit the Foundation’s website at

Grants were recently awarded to the following organizations:

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio – $120,000 was awarded to support a new collaborative job-training program in partnership with Bitwise Impact.

JumpStart, Inc. – $50,000 was awarded to support the coordination of services for Toledo small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Lourdes University  $45,000 was awarded to support the Like Me program which is designed to encourage minority students to enter the education field.

Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) – $25,000 was awarded to support a collaborative dance program with Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo.

Toledo Cultural Arts Center at the Valentine Theatre – $25,000 was awarded to support performances designed for audience members with autism spectrum disorder.

Water for Ishmael – $25,000 was awarded to support programming for Afghan refugees in northwest Ohio.


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 $435 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 or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.