Nine northwest Ohio nonprofit groups received $206,275 in grants from the Toledo Community Foundation's board of trustees.
The beneficiaries are: Toledo Fair Housing Center - $12,340 for its predatory lending remediation program, which helps victims of predatory lending renegotiate loans. FOCUS, Inc., Toledo - $6,000 for its survival skills for men program.
This helps homeless men learn skills to stabilize their lives and find employment. Hands of Grace, Delta - $10,300 to expand its staff, who offer a variety of services for the elderly and people with disabilities in Fulton County, including respites for caregivers, homemaking and repair services, transportation, and adult day care. Diabetes Youth Program, Toledo - $29,000 to help children with diabetes, parents, caregivers, and educators learn how to better control the disease using an intensive therapy management program. Lourdes College, Sylvania - $18,000 for the Partnership for Catholic Education that offers incentives for teachers to start work at under-served Catholic elementary schools, and provides professional development for teachers who are already working at those schools. Center for Successful Aging at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo - $9,135 to assess residents over 60 years old in 21 counties in northwest Ohio to find and offer training and counseling to the visually impaired and blind. Northwest Ohio Development Agency, Toledo - $36,900 for the Individual Development Accounts Program, which helps lower income families save money and obtain home improvement loans. St. John's Jesuit High School, Toledo - $49,600 over two years to provide academic support, ACT/SAT preparation courses, and parent mentors for economically disadvantaged students in the 2020 Jesuit Scholar Program. United Way of Greater Toledo - $35,000 over two years for the Grant Resource Centre that centralizes grant research, proposal writing, and consulting for local nonprofit organizations.