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Grants & Scholarships

Apply for a Grant

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley welcomes grant applications from organizations that are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Service 501 (c)(3) or that operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt non-profit, including schools, churches and public organizations.

Because there are so many needs in the Mahoning Valley, our application process is highly competitive. It is therefore essential that applicants read and follow our grant guidelines carefully.

In addition, several changes have been made to both the application and grant deadlines for 2017. Please review carefully the information listed under each grant opportunity and application requirements before submitting. Late, incomplete and ineligible applications will not be considered.

Please note: Click here to access your grant profile to view/edit in-progress applications, as well as view applications previously submitted.

Grant Opportunities

Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley – General Grant: Any Arts, Culture, Humanities, Children, Education, Environmental and/or Animal Related, Health, Human Service, Public/Society Benefit, Religious/Charitable Purposes, Scientific Research. The 2017 grant deadlines are February 1, June 1 and October 1. Please click here to begin a NEW application.

First Place Community Fund- General Grant: The fund continues to support community programs and services, just as the First Place Bank foundation has done since 1998. Organizations seeking support from the Fund may submit a general application and supporting documents as part of the Community Foundation’s regular grant cycle. All grants must be submitted through CFMV’s online system. Please direct your application to the First Place Community Fund on the Fund Selection drop down menu. The 2017 grant deadlines are February 1, June 1 and October 1. Please click here to begin a NEW application.

Young Philanthropist Fund: The fund supports nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. It is advised by the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals, with grants made annually from the proceeds of the 25 Under 35 Awards dinner. Interested applicants may submit a general application as a part of the Community Foundation’s regular grant cycle. All grants must be submitted though CFMV’s online system. Please direct your application to the Young Philanthropist Fund on the Fund Selection drop down menu. The 2017 grant deadline is February 1. Please click here to begin a NEW application.

International Institute Fund: The IIF funds organizations, within Mahoning and Trumbull counties, that focus on promoting the interests in and understanding of foreign born people. The 2017 grant deadline is June 1. Please click here to begin a NEW application.

*New for 2017: The International Institute Fund will also offer mini-grants for organizations, within Mahoning and Trumbull counties, that seek to preserve and promote cultural heritage. This includes, but is not limited to, music, dance, art, food and education. However, funding cannot be used for general operations or to sponsor/underwrite an event. Grants will be made in the amount of $500. The 2017 grant deadline is October 1. Please click here to review guidelines and application instructions. 

Hospice Trust of Trumbull County: The Hospice Trust of Trumbull County invites proposals, under a competitive grant process, and awards grants to organizations promoting hospice services, hospice care, or hospice education in Trumbull County. Interested applicants  may submit a general application and supporting documents as part of the Community Foundation’s regular grant cycle. All grants must be submitted through CFMV’s online system. Please direct your application to the Hospice Trust on the Fund Selection drop down menu. The 2017 grant deadline is October 1. Please click here to begin a NEW application.

The William Swanston Charitable Fund: The mission of the William Swanston Charitable Fund is to provide support and assistance to abused, neglected, and dependent children in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Request for Proposal information is available here.

Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation: The Foundation, a supporting organization of the CFMV, was established to continue supporting the health care education and needs of Trumbull County residents. Request for Proposal information is available here.

Western Reserve Health Foundation: The Foundation, a supporting organization of the CFMV, was established to continue supporting the health care education and needs of Mahoning County residents. Request for Proposal information is available here.

If you are having trouble utilizing the online grant system, please reference the PowerPoint with step-by-step instructions. If you need additional help or information, please contact Casey Krell, Director of Supporting Organizations and Donor Services, at CKrell@cfmv.org or 330.743.5555