The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation approved grants for an inclusive playground, care coordination for uninsured adults and more at their June meetings. WRHF granted $278,500 and TMHF granted $77,350 during the first cycle of the year.
The largest grant was $100,000 to The Walnut Grove-Field of Opportunity from Western Reserve Health Foundation. Those dollars will support the construction of an inclusive playground in Mahoning County that will be accessible to children of all abilities.
Access Health Mahoning Valley Inc. received a grant of $22,500 from Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation to coordinate health care services for uninsured adults in Trumbull County. The organization also works with clients to gain long-term health insurance solutions.
The following were additional grants made by TMHF:
- $15,000 to Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care to provide transportation to and from adult day care
- $30,000 to Children’s Rehabilitation Center to supplement insurance for children requiring more intense intervention and therapy
- $6,250 to Girard Multi-Generational Center for a fitness and nutrition program for seniors
- $3,600 to Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties for one child from Trumbull County to participate in their Summer Intensive Suitability program
The following were additional grants made by WRHF:
- $61,000 over 2 years to Alta Care Group for their care coordination services.
- $15,000 to Children’s Hunger Alliance for their Afterschool Meals Program in Youngstown
- $2,500 to Down Syndrome Association of the Valley for Buddy Up Tennis of the Mahoning Valley
- $22,500 to Economic Action Group for wayfinding signage in Youngstown
- $25,000 to Flying HIGH Inc. to support a nutritionally based recovery program
- $10,000 to Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties for two children from Mahoning County to participate in their Summer Intensive Suitability program
- $40,000 to the Jewish Community Center for a community infant/toddler playground
- $2,500 to Silver Lining Cancer Fund to help provide monetary support to cancer patients going through treatment
Both health foundations are successors to organizations that supported local hospitals. The WRHF was established in the 1980s as the fundraising arm of the Western Reserve Care System but expanded its mission in 2012 when it became an affiliate of the Community Foundation. The TMHF began as the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation in 1976, but has operated separately from the hospital since 2012, also as a Community Foundation affiliate.
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is a leader and advocate for strategic philanthropy, partnering with donors to anchor a permanent and growing endowment and making investments in the Mahoning Valley that improve the quality of life for all residents. The Foundation and its affiliates hold more than $56 million in assets and dispersed over $1.3 million in grants and distributions in 2016. The Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.