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You Can Give More for Less with Your IRA

IRAs can now qualify for tax-free charitable distributions For years, estate planners have recommended that retirement accounts may be the most tax-effective asset in larger estates to distribute to charity. These assets may not only be vulnerable to heavy taxation as part of an estate but can also be taxed again as income on the …

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Local Health Foundations Seek Grant Proposals

(Youngstown / Warren, Ohio) – The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation are welcoming proposals for their newly launched Issue Specific grant programs. The foundations, affiliates of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, support innovative projects that serve the health needs of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. New in 2016 are …

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CFMV Distributes $1.4 Million in 2nd Half of 2015

Latest Grants Support Hospice of the Valley, Hope House, 20+ Others  Youngstown/Warren, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley today announced the award of more than $1.4 million in grants and distributions for the second half of 2015. The funds include $167,400 in grants to 24 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that …

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TMHF Backs Anti-Overdose Program

Patrick K. Wilson (left), chair of the foundation, with Frank Migliozzi, health commissioner, and Kathy Parrilla, RN, PHN, program coordinator for Project DAWN of Trumbull County. Foundation Approves $19K+ Grant After Public Health Officials Log 4 Reversals The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation today announced a grant of $19,127 to a local overdose-prevention program credited with …

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Young Philanthropist Fund Welcomes Grant Proposals

The Young Philanthropist Fund is welcoming proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking grants of up to $4,000 for initiatives in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Those interested in applying for a grant must submit an application by Friday, Jan. 1. (The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s online grant application center can be accessed here.) The Young …

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Swanston Fund Invites Proposals for Grants

The William Swanston Charitable Fund is welcoming proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking grant funds for initiatives that improve the health and well-being of at-risk children in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Those interested in applying for a grant must submit a letter of inquiry by Friday, Dec. 18. A form for that inquiry and the fund’s …

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Community Foundation PSAs Advance ‘Giving Tuesday’

Mayors, Tressel, Wean, Others Encourage Valley to Give Youngstown Mayor John McNally, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and other local leaders are joining the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and WFMJ-TV Channel 21 to encourage charitable giving on “Giving Tuesday.” Scheduled Dec. 1, “Giving Tuesday” is a national movement …

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Swanston Conference to Address Childhood Obesity

Keynote for Nov. 5 Youngstown Event Focuses on Early Intervention YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A keynote address by a state health leader in the fight against childhood obesity and a panel discussion among local officials in that battle will highlight the William Swanston Charitable Fund’s 2015 Innovations Conference, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5. Dr. Emia Oppenheim, …

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Retired Educator Joins Board of William Swanston Charitable Fund

Loree Richardson, retired associate superintendent of the Warren City Schools and a Mahoning Valley educator for 36 years, has been elected to the board of trustees of the William Swanston Charitable Fund, a Youngstown-based fund dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children. Ms. Richardson, a McDonald resident, retired in 2013 after nine years as …

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Impact, Connections, Admin Cited as Benefits of Working with CFMV

Local philanthropists point to several reasons for choosing to work through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. They include its strengths in identifying worthy causes, its ties to other philanthropists, its administrative capabilities and more. “They’ve done what they said they would do, as far as communication, as far as getting our board together, …

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