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The Toledo Rotary Club Foundation was established to support the educational and charitable efforts of the Rotary Club of Toledo. The Rotary Club of Toledo and Toledo Rotary Club Foundation annually support the community funding over $150,000 in grants to over 30 community organizations. Foundation funding is made possible through the generous contributions of members of the Rotary Club of Toledo and its friends. The Foundation has three cycles per year with deadlines:
- First Cycle Requests Due July 31 (Distributions awarded at the beginning of November)
- Second Cycle Requests Due October 31 (Distributions awarded at the beginning of March)
- Third Cycle Requests Due March 31 (Distributions awarded at the beginning of July)
All 501c3 IRS tax status organizations are welcome to apply for a grant. Funding for traditional grants maximums are $10,000. Most questions can be answered by reading the Grant Policies and Procedures. If your organization is interested in applying for a grant, please complete the Grant Application. Grant proposals are vetted and decided by Rotary Club and Foundation committees.
Please contact the Rotary office by clicking here or at 419.241.7060 if you have further questions.
The Toledo Rotary Club Foundation is a private, stand-alone corporation that serves as the primary community charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Toledo. Annual contributions to the Foundation are added to an eternal endowment fund and allocated income from that fund is utilized to support grants for charitable and educational purposes, primarily in the Toledo and northwest Ohio areas.
The Foundation is governed by a group of nine active Rotarians who have been appointed by the nominating committee and elected by the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Toledo. The Foundation board consists of the three past presidents, three past board members and three members at large; each may serve a maximum of two, three-year terms.
The Rotary Club of Toledo, established in May 1912, created a charitable fund by 1915, when it began funding medical and educational services directed to crippled children in the Toledo area. The charitable activities of the members of the Rotary Club of Toledo have a 100-year history!