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Health Foundations Issue Requests for Letters of Inquiry

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 current priorities identified by each county’s community health assessments and that specifically address social …

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CFMV Announces Late 2016 Grants

Latest Grants Support Hospice of the Valley, 16 Others The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced today the award of $540,200 in grants and distributions for the second half of 2016. The funds include $84,500 in grants to 17 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that made requests to the philanthropic funds the …

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Health Foundations OK Grants for YMCA, Others

The Western Reserve Health Foundation and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation have approved $101,875 in grants for local health-related initiatives, including $25,000 for a YMCA exercise program to help cancer survivors stay strong. The YMCA of Youngstown’s 12-week Livestrong program, developed with the national Livestrong Foundation, includes fitness and strength activities in a supportive, small-group setting …

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25 Under 35 Awards Tickets Now on Sale

The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals (MVYP), in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (CFMV), is pleased to announce the 2017 honorees for the 25 Under 35 Awards. To view this year’s honorees, please visit mvypclub.com The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 …

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CF Announces 2017 Grant Application Deadlines

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and several of its affiliate funds have released their 2017 grant deadlines early in order to give organizations that pursue such grants more time to plan and improve their applications. “Competition for foundation grants continues to grow,” said Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “We’re encouraging grant …

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Innovations Health Conference Sparks Discussion

More than 150 professionals from health care, business, government and other sectors of the community gathered Monday for “Innovations 2.0: Building Healthier Communities,” a day-long conference to discuss better health outcomes. The event was sponsored by the Community Foundation, William Swanston Charitable Fund, Western Reserve Health Foundation and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation. Read more in …

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Child Wellness Initiatives Invited to Submit Proposals for Swanston Fund Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The William Swanston Charitable Fund is welcoming proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking grant funds for initiatives focused on the health and wellness of local children. Interested grant applicants must submit a letter of inquiry by Friday, Dec. 16. Detailed information, including a form for that inquiry, can be found at this link. …

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Healthier Communities Conference Seeks Health Solutions

Congressman Tim Ryan Among Keynote Speakers at Innovations 2.0 Warren, Ohio — Mahoning and Trumbull counties continue to rank among the lowest in Ohio for health outcomes and health factors, and a group of local foundations is coordinating a new initiative to do something about that. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, along with …

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Healthy Food Initiatives Grow in Youngstown, Warren

Grants Stretch Food Dollars at Farmers’ Markets Low-income residents in Youngstown and Warren have responded positively to efforts that encourage them to buy and eat locally grown, healthy food. The Western Reserve and Trumbull Memorial health foundations have recognized the importance of these initiatives by providing grants to neighborhood non-profit organizations in both cities.  The …

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Fund for Women and Girls Picks Up Steam

 Leadership Group in Place, First Grant Announced The fledgling Fund for Women and Girls, established and administered by the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, has gained momentum with the organization of a leadership group, the announcement of its initial grant and the success of its first networking event. The fund has established a Guiding …

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