The Toledo Neighborhood Capacity Building Institute pilot program is a year-long, two-track course designed to build support for neighborhood revitalization.

Registration information will be available summer 2022.

What You'll Learn

  • Mission, vision, bylaw, and policy guidance
  • Marketing, communication, fundraising, and grant writing strategy
  • How to build a team based on collaboration and partnership, from staffing and board governance to succession planning and leadership development
  • The cultural and political history of Toledo, understanding the systems of power, and how to create structure in your community

Who Should Participate

The institute will consist of two tracks, designed to meet the needs of:

  • non-profit organizations
  • neighborhood associations
  • community leaders

Program Framework


Initial cohort will be invited to apply. 16 participants will be selected to complete the first class.


The cohort will complete 17 modules over a year, consisting of a mix of virtual sessions and small group meetings.


Upon completion of the institute, the cohort will have a formal graduation with recognition from the Mayor and City Council.


Outcomes of graduating from the program include:

  • foster relationships
  • future preference for CDBG funding
  • grant awarded for neighborhood project designed within the institute