In Youngstown: 201 E Commerce St., Suite 150 - Youngstown, OH 44503 • P: 330.743.5555 • F: 330.743.1802
In Warren: 147 W. Market St. - Warren, OH 44481 • P: 330.469.6832 • F: 330.394.5601

About the Community Foundation

Our Mission & History

GROW WarrenThe Community Foundation works for the benefit of the Mahoning Valley, while continually encouraging collaborative community efforts.

Our Mission

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.

To fulfill this mission, the Foundation will:

  • Identify and support community based charitable purposes in the areas of arts and culture, education, community well-being, health and human services and other philanthropic interests of its donors
  • Encourage collaborative efforts to bring diverse groups together for the benefit of the community
  • Respond to community needs through philanthropic leadership, commitment, and compassion
  • Demonstrate accountability and integrity in the management of resources

Our History

To address charitable and philanthropic needs across Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, a public charity, was incorporated in 1999 by five area trust companies and community partners.

Grantmaking & Assets

The Community Foundation is the trusted partner of more than 140 individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits that have created charitable funds to benefit the Mahoning Valley. Our family of funds and donors have given more than $29 million to hundreds of local charitable and educational institutions since 2000, and with our three supporting organizations, we are stewards of $74 million.

A Higher Standard

The National Standards Seal on our page indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency, and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes—to support the arts, cultivate gardens, save endangered species, cure illness, expand literacy, feed children—and support countless other important causes.