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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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WRHF Grant Supports Safe School Routes, Exercise

The Western Reserve Health Foundation is playing a key role in a multi-year effort to make it easier – and safer — for Youngstown students to walk or ride their bicycles to school. A recent $30,000 grant from the WRHF enabled the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to hire a coordinator for its Safe Routes to …

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Attorneys, Accountants Welcome at Continuing Ed Seminar on Ethics

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is inviting local attorneys and accountants to a free October continuing education seminar on professionalism and ethics. Titled “The Ethics of Fairness in Client Interaction and Representation,” the seminar is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the President’s Suite in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley …

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Community Foundation Unveils New Logo

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley today unveiled its new logo, which features​ connected elements that emphasize the interconnectedness of the community it serves. “Our new logo conveys the close relationships that unite those working for good across Mahoning and Trumbull counties,” said Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “It reflects the foundation’s …

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