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The Sisters of St. Francis (Sylvania) Foundation Grant

Grants to Michigan and Ohio Nonprofits to Improve
the Quality of Life for Residents in Eligible Locations

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Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF) - The Sisters of St. Francis (Sylvania) Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192440

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funds are limited and awarded on a competitive basis in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are typically awarded for a one-year project period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, charitable organizations that have been designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

Project expenses incurred by an applicant organization prior to notification cannot be paid by the Foundation.

The Foundation will not make grants from the Sisters of St. Francis Fund to:
- Faith-based organizations that do not serve persons outside of their membership, including proselytizing in programs, or condition receipt of services on belief in a particular faith.
- Building or capital campaigns.
- Endowments or board-designated reserve funds.
- General fund drives, such as United Way annual campaigns.
- Debt retirement or operating deficits.
- Indirect expenses unrelated to the proposed program; institutional indirect rates.
- Direct donations or grants to individuals.
- Lobbying or political campaigns.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for grant applications is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on October 15, 2021.

Applicant organizations are notified, in writing, of the approval or denial of funding requests.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?ReturnUrl=%2fProcess%2fShortLinkApply%3fprocessGuid%3d61dbe1f8-68cb-4cc5-ad0a-2d1124626c79%26UrlKey%3dtoledocf&processGuid=61dbe1f8-68cb-4cc5-ad0a-2d1124626c79&UrlKey=toledocf

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
419.241.5049
Chris@toledocf.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan;   Ohio

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