Toledo Community Foundation’s Andersons Fund Supporting Organization Awards Grant to Toledo Botanical Garden

Posted Jul 25th, 2016 by Matt Killam  Category: Business, Community Interest, Toledo.com


TOLEDO, OHIO (7/22/16) – Toledo Botanical Garden (TBG) is pleased to announce that the Andersons Fund Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community has approved a grant of $10,104.00, which will directly support labor and materials for two roof renovations on the TBG main campus.

The grant will be used to renovate the Education Building roof and the Garden Cottage roof. The Education Building is the home for field trips, summer camps, scout programs, group tours, and all TBG nature-based programming. More than seven thousand children participate in the Children’s Education program annually, and the programs are created by in-house educators based on state standards. The grant will allow TBG to continue educational programming on its campus, and furthering the garden’s mission of nurturing the joy of growing. The Garden Cottage generates revenue for TBG through rentals, and acts as the bridal suite when weddings are hosted on campus. It was the original caretaker’s house, and exists as an historical and nostalgic piece of history for the garden, while providing an additional rental service to the community.

TBG Executive Director Karen Ranney Wolkins stated, “The Andersons Fund support will enable us to replace the roofs of two key buildings on our main campus that are enjoyed by many in the community. We are deeply grateful for their generosity and continued belief in nurturing the joy of growing.”

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the foundation has more than 685 funds with assets of approximately $227 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable needs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at www.toledocf.org or follow them on Facebook.

Toledo Botanical Garden is a nonprofit organization in Toledo, Ohio that provides public garden spaces, educational opportunities, nature engagement, and community gardening resources for the people of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. The mission of TBG is to inspire and nurture the joy of growing through stewardship of horticulture, the arts and nature. For more information on TBG, visit www.toledogarden.org. To learn more about supporting TBG or getting involved, contact Development Director Elaine Jansen at 419-536-5596.

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