Foundation / Corporation
Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF) - The Sisters of St. Francis (Sylvania) Foundation
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Grants of up to $50,000 to Michigan and Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to improve the quality of life for local residents. Focus areas include offering support to refugees and immigrants, advancing social justice initiatives, fighting against human trafficking, and protecting the environment. The Foundation serves northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area.
The mission of The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio is to live the Gospel in joyful servanthood among the people and as messengers of peace to commit themselves to works that reverence human dignity, embrace the poor and marginalized and respect the gift of all creation.
Human Trafficking – funding will be awarded to support survivor-informed activities including, but not limited to, comprehensive service delivery; economic opportunity and asset-building programs; physical and mental health supports; education initiatives and/or other kinds of anti-trafficking efforts that reach for systemic solutions and promote the respect and dignity of all.
Immigrants & Refugees – funding will be awarded in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, citizenship and naturalization efforts; economic opportunity and asset-building programs; physical and mental health supports; diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; civic participation activities; education and workforce development initiatives; workers’ rights and civil legal aid activities and/or other kinds of efforts that promote the well-being of immigrants and refugees.
Social Justice & Equal Opportunity – funding will be awarded in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, activities that promote equal access to housing, employment, education and health care; equitable and sustainable neighborhood development; civil and/or environmental justice work; and/or other approaches that promise to uplift the ability of marginalized or underserved communities to define their own futures and access opportunity.
Care for Creation – funding will be awarded in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, activities that promote care of the earth and sustainability; earth science and education; neighborhood beautification; environmental justice work; clean air and water; preservation of wildlife; and/or other approaches that lead to taking responsibility for the health and well-being of Mother Earth.
The Sisters of St. Francis Fund envisions communities in which all members have equal opportunity to thrive. A special priority will be placed upon projects that employ a “systems change” approach, utilize evidence-based models and that rely upon partnerships and collaborations to advance the greater good. Grants are provided primarily for programming but, in limited cases, may support general operations or capital projects.
GrantWatch ID#: 192440
Funds are limited and awarded on a competitive basis in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
Grants are typically awarded for a one-year project period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For further information or to discuss a possible submission, please contact:
Chris Dziad, Program Officer
Greater Toledo Community Foundation
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604
Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area
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