Updated Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 Response Fund Request for Proposals

Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life of individuals and families. As a place-based funder, the Foundation is prepared to leverage its resources to support sudden and unexpected needs that arise in our community. Greater Toledo Community Foundation responded to the great recession of 2008 by making grant funding available to nonprofits supporting basic needs of residents impacted by the economic downturn. Following the Water Crisis of 2014, the Foundation responded with grant opportunities to support any unexpected expenses incurred by nonprofits during the time Toledo was under the do-not-drink water advisory. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 represents another unexpected crisis impacting the greater Toledo area.

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Open Year RoundDeadline
Up to $100,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryUnited States
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Social Services (Gender)
Conflict Response (Humanitarian Assistance)

The COVID-19 Response Fund seeks applications from organizations with a demonstrated track record of service provision through established programs. Funds are not intended to support start-up programs. Applications seeking to offset loss of revenue as a result of cancelled fundraising events will not be considered. Proposals will only be considered from nonprofit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Applicant organizations must be located in and providing services for residents of northwest Ohio or southeast Michigan.

Application Directions

Proposals must be submitted through the Foundation’s online application process.


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