2018 Results


TOLEDO, OHIO, February 17, 2019 – “GivingTuesday” is a global day of giving, and happens on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This day of giving is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. For the sixth year, our local nonprofit organizations have benefitted – in the 2018 calendar year to the tune of over $650,000.

Toledo Community Foundation, in partnership with The Blade and The Center for Nonprofit Resources, introduced #GivingTuesdayNWO in 2013 to encourage nonprofits to begin online giving programs and encourage donors to make local giving a priority. Year over year, this day of giving has seen remarkable efforts to involve the business community and build capacity of local nonprofits, especially small grassroots nonprofits.

Results obtained through an online survey prove that local nonprofits raised $635,161 in one day. In addition, Mark and Rose Makulinski, Toledo Community Foundation fundholders, provided $15,000 to fund three unrestricted grants for our local nonprofit organizations participating in GivingTuesdayNWO. The combined efforts of the Makulinskis and our local nonprofits resulted in more than $650,000 being distributed to worthy causes in Toledo and northwest Ohio.

Three separate drawings were held from all of the local organizations that participated in #GivingTuesdayNWO 2018 and the Mastermind workshop series offered through The Center for Nonprofit Resources. One lucky winner was chosen to receive an award of $5,000 in three categories: Small Organization, Large Organization, and Organization that participated in both Mastermind sessions and GivingTuesday.  Those awards go to:

  • Small Organization: Mountain Mentors
  • Large Organization: Toledo School for the Arts
  • Mastermind Session Attendees: The 577 Foundation


#GivingTuesdayNWO will take place this year on December 3, 2019.

Kurt Franck, president and general manager of the Blade, from left, Doug Mead, director of the Toledo School for the Arts, and Keith Burwell, president and CEO of the Toledo Community Foundation, are pictured during a ceremonial check presentation Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at the Blade. The Toledo School for the Arts was chosen to receive the $5000 prize from organizations participating in the GivingTuesday fundraising program. THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY giving12




Keith Burwell     or                                                 Joanne Olnhausen

President                                                                 Director of Marketing & Communications

Keith@toledocf.org                                               Joanne@toledocf.org

Phone:  (419) 241-5049