The Greater Toledo Community Foundation has launched a call for proposals for the Community Funds Accelerator Grant Program to provide resources for independent, third-party assessments to improve existing programs or prove the impact of new pilot programs.
The purpose of the Community Funds Accelerator is to encourage agencies to use data to drive continuous improvement of service delivery to achieve greater impact. Robust assessments may result in enhanced sustainability by strengthening future fundraising and grant-seeking efforts. Grant funds should only be requested to support costs associated with a high-quality, third party assessment designed to ascertain a program’s impact or increase the effectiveness of an organization’s internal process.
Greater Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of their community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in their service area. The Foundation serves Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area. Grants from Community Funds support a variety of programs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, neighborhood and urban affairs, natural resources, and the arts.
- Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having taxexempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
- Multi-year requests may be considered if a longer timeline is integral to the quality of the evaluation. Organizations needing assistance in sourcing an appropriate consultant may contact The Center for Nonprofit Resources. Community Funds Accelerator funding is not a pre-requisite to future Community Funds awards. At the conclusion of the grant period, organizations will be required to submit final analysis, interpretation of results and plan for improvement.
For more information, visit https://www.toledocf.org/grants-2/#tcf__grant-2475