TCF: Equity & Access Initiative Fund

Toledo Community Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Oct 19, 2021 8:59pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Business Development Employment Services Economic Services & Development Social Justice / Human Rights

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Michigan: Genesee County, Lapeer County, Lenawee County, Livingston County, Macomb County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Michigan: Genesee County, Lapeer County, Lenawee County, Livingston County, Macomb County Show all

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About this funder:



Equity & Access Initiative Fund

In response to recent events across the nation and within Toledo, the Foundation created the Equity & Access Initiative to proactively address the concerns raised by communities that are disproportionately impacted by inequity and lack of access in the Greater Toledo area. Competitive proposals will address one or more focus areas: Advocacy, Employment, Economic Development and Nonprofit Capacity.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Due to the complexity of these issues, only organizations with experience working within a proposal’s target geography will be considered.
    • The Foundation seeks collaborative proposals that leverage multiple partners’ expertise.
      • Applicants may submit stand-alone proposals during the initial application period; however projects which advance to the final application phase will be partnered with other projects to ensure a collaborative approach.
  • Grants will only be awarded to nonprofit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • Funds may be used to expand existing established programs or pilot new collaborations.
  • Applicant organizations must be located in and providing services for residents of northwest Ohio or southeast Michigan.


  • This Fund will not make grants to:
    • Support the general operating budget or budget deficit of established organizations.
    • Annual campaigns.
    • Support sectarian activities of religious organizations.


This page was last reviewed September 18, 2020 and last updated September 18, 2020