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Local Health Foundations Issue Requests for Letters of Inquiry, Applications for fall grant cycles

The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation and the Western Reserve Health Foundation are welcoming proposals for their Community Health and Issue Specific grant programs. The Foundations, supporting organizations of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, fund innovative projects that address the health needs of Mahoning and Trumbull counties and specifically address social and economic challenges proven to contribute to poor health outcomes.

Organizations interested in the Community Health grant programs must submit a letter of inquiry by Friday, August 18, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Detailed information, including the required LOI form, can be found in the TMHF and WRHF sections of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley website, www.cfmv.org.

Requests to Western Reserve Health Foundation’s Community Health grant program should align with one of Mahoning County’s health priorities, which include promoting healthy eating and active living, addressing infant mortality and birth outcome inequity, reducing diabetes diagnoses and morbidity and/or decreasing deaths due to substance use disorders.

Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation Community Health grant program requests should focus on increasing access to health care, promoting healthy behaviors, reducing crime and drug abuse and/or protecting the environment.

Applicants interested in the Issue Specific grant programs can submit a full proposal by Friday, September 29, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Application forms for the Issue Specific grant programs are available on each health foundation’s page at www.cfmv.org. No letter of inquiry is necessary for the Issue Specific grant programs.

Below are listings of the Issue Specific grant funds available through each foundation.

Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation Issue Specific grant funds:

  • Oncology Fund
  • Hospice Fund
  • Rose Hughes Diabetes Fund
  • Wean Foundation Fund for Women’s and Children’s Health

Western Reserve Health Foundation issue specific grant funds:

  • Cancer Fund
  • Tod Children’s Hospital Pediatric Fund

Both 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. Beginning as the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation in 1976, TMHF separated from the hospital and has operated as a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley since 2012.

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 $1.5 million in grants and distributions in 2016. The Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.

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