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Grey Nun Community Fund

The Grey Nun Community Fund was established to perpetuate the mission, values, and philosophy of the Grey Nuns by making grants to organizations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan that are devoted to improving and protecting the health and welfare of people. The Community Fund prefers to partner with organizations and make proactive grants through an open application process for eligible nonprofit organizations.

The Fund has established its funding priorities to reflect those of the Grey Nuns founder, Marguerite d’Youville, to include:

  • Underserved children and their families
  • The frail elderly
  • Those activities which reduce dependency, promote self-help, and create access to the economic mainstream
  • Those programs that address the underlying causes of poverty among children and families
  • Neighborhood efforts designed to empower families to work together to achieve specific and lasting improvements in their community 

The Fund especially encourages applications from organizations:

  • That have limited opportunity for private or public support from other sources
  • That use innovative approaches designed to achieve specific and lasting improvements in the lives of the poor and underserved
  • That feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house the homeless, improve neighborhood collaborations, and provide access to health care

The Grey Nun Fund does not generally fund organizations whose primary mission is education, nor does it generally fund multi-year proposals. The Fund’s grant-making is limited-awards typically range from $5,000 - $50,000. 

Applying to the Grey Nun Community Fund

Organizations that believe they meet the criteria described above are invited to contact the Mercy Health Foundation-Greater Toledo and discuss an application prior to submission, however, an invitation is not needed to apply.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with the application prior to submission. Please click here to download a Grey Nuns Community Fund Application.

Grey Nuns Community Fund applications are submitted online. Click here to initiate a new application.

If you have started an application and wish to return to complete it, click here.

Proposals are reviewed quarterly:

Proposals Submission Date

Anticipated Month of Review
(dates subject to change)

September 1 - November 30, 2022 February 2023
December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023 May 2023
March 1 - May 31, 2023 August 2023
June 1 - August 31, 2023 November 2023
September 1 - November 30, 2023 February 2024





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