TOLEDO, OH, July 6, 2022: The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation recently approved $149,515 in grants from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation Designated Fund of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation (Lovell Fund) to six nonprofit organizations.

Grants from the Lovell Fund are made to nonprofit organizations whose programming seeks to reduce the stigma around living with and seeking services for a mental health issue.

Grants were made to:

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo – $25,000 was awarded to support case management services for participants enrolled in the Opportunity Kitchen culinary arts and life skills job-training program.
  • Imagination Station – $13,015 was awarded to support a STEM-based learning experience for youth receiving services from the Zepf Center designed to develop confidence, resiliency and team building skills.
  • NAMI of Greater Toledo – $33,000 was awarded to support educational programming and support for families coping with the mental health diagnosis of a family member.
  • NAMI of Greater Toledo – $11,500 was awarded to support the Kidshop/Teenshop program that helps children and youth with a mental health diagnosis or young people who have a family member with a mental health diagnosis to build self-esteem, develop coping skills, form positive relationships and minimize isolation.
  • Neighborhood Properties, Inc. – $15,000 was awarded to support the Alexis Road Family Resource Center that offers social-emotional learning and enrichment services for children and their families in a safe supportive environment.
  • Thomas M. Wernert Center – $27,000 was awarded to support peer-led services that are designed to help individuals living with mental illness manage their recovery, combat loneliness, build self-confidence and reduce stigma.
  • Toledo Streets Workforce Development – $25,000 was awarded to support case management and job skills training services for homeless individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

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.