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Additional Nonprofit Resources

There are a number of charitable funds under the jurisdiction of the Mahoning County Probate Court. As a service to the community, these resources and the primary contact information for each are listed below.

While the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is pleased to provide this information for the community, CFMV is not involved in the application, review or distribution process for any of these outside funding opportunities.

J. Ford Crandall Trust
Mahoning County Probate Court Case # 1948 TS 11578

The J. Ford Crandall Trust was established in 1948 in the Mahoning County Probate Court to provide distributions to public charitable institutions and/or those institutions engaged in social service and/or hospital work located in Mahoning County, Ohio. The trust consists of five trustees, appointed by the Mahoning County Probate Judge, who meet throughout the year to review eligible requests and make recommendations to the Mahoning County Probate Court for the ultimate distribution of the charitable assets.

Contact Information:

Attorney Andrew Bresko
15723 Mahoning Avenue, Suite B | Diamond, Ohio 44412
330-501-5668 |

Application Information

  • J. Ford Crandall Trust Application
  • All interested nonprofit organizations must file an application with supporting documentation of their request for the trustees to consider.
  • Please note: Trustees have historically entertained proposals for “brick and mortar” projects and also request naming rights for J. Ford Crandall in said projects.

The Trust of James Joseph McFarlin
Mahoning County Probate Court Case # 1982 TS 137

This trust was created in 1982 by the Last Will and Testament of James McFarlin. It provides in part that 12.5% of the net annual income of the Trust is to assist in the college education of a young man selected by the clergy of Rose Catholic Church of Girard and a young man selected by the superintendent of the public schools of Girard. Each young man selected will receive 6.5% of the net annual income of the trust applied toward his four-year college education.

Contact Information:

Attorney Carl Nunziato
5791 Sharon Drive | Youngstown, Ohio 44512
330-758-7992 |

The Trust of Aimee and Lulu Seidel
Mahoning County Probate Court Case # 2016 TS 16

This trust was created by the Last Will and Testament of Lulu C. Seidel and has been in existence since 1988. It states that the assets are to be disbursed for charitable, educational and public uses in Mahoning County to organizations for which contributions are deductible for income tax purposes under the IRS Code of the United States.

The trust consist of three trustees. Currently they are Amy Gambrel, Attorney Thomas Sanborn and Attorney Matthew Gambrel.

Contact Information:

Attorney Robert Christian
26 Market Street, Suite 904 | Youngstown, Ohio 44504

Thomas J. Seefred Trust
Mahoning County Probate Court Case # 2004 TS 25

The Thomas J. Seefred Trust was established in 2005, and its purpose is to award scholarships for college students, ages 18 through 25, who suffer from Juvenile Diabetes and are pursuing a college bachelor’s degree.

The trust consist of three trustees, who are appointed by the Mahoning County Probate Judge. The current trustees are Karen Leetch, Sharmon Simon and Judy Welsh.

Contact Information:

Karen Leetch
3551 Leffingwell Road | Canfield, Ohio 44406
330-702-9233 |

Application Information

  • Preference is given to residents of Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties.
  • All applicants must be Ohio residents between the age of 18 and 25 years of age diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes and currently enrolled in a standard curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited junior college, college or university.
  • Current high school students are not eligible; applicants must be already enrolled in a qualifying school.
  • Awards are based upon academic promise, personal statement, recommendations and financial need.
  • Each recipient may be awarded varying sums for higher education expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board during the school academic year.