The deadline to apply for a grant from Women & Philanthropy at The University of Toledo is coming up on Monday, Feb. 15.
UToledo students, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for funding of up to $50,000. To be considered for a grant, follow the application guidelines and complete the grant application by the deadline are available on the Women & Philanthropy website.
The Women & Philanthropy Grants Committee reviews and evaluates the applications and the general membership votes to determine the grant recipients. Grant amounts vary from year to year. The 2021 grant recipients are expected to be announced in May.
The inaugural grant, in the amount of $15,000, was awarded in 2008 to Carlson Library to commission a glass sculpture by the late artist, Thomas McGlaughlin. That sculpture titled “A University Woman” is on display in the library and has become the model for the Women & Philanthropy logo.
Since then, Women & Philanthropy has funded classrooms, an art gallery, a sensory-friendly medical examination room, the hospitality area in the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion, computer-based educational computer displays in Ritter Planetarium and Lake Erie Center, a computer lab in the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, an active learning classroom, an interactive periodic table display, the Genetic Analysis Instrumentation Center, and the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research Center, among others. A complete list of awards and award winners is available on the Women & Philanthropy website.
Since 2008, Women & Philanthropy has gifted nearly $600,000 in 21 grants to a wide array of programs and initiatives to The University of Toledo. Women & Philanthropy is able to give substantial gifts to the University by pooling its members’ resources and making monetary awards in the form of grants.