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CFMV Announces 2018 Grant Deadlines, Distributes $261,776.99

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley released grant deadlines for 2018, as detailed below:

  • Community Foundation general grant fund and First Place Community Fund (three cycles): February 1, June 1 and October 1
  • Young Philanthropist Fund: February 1
  • The Fund for Warren’s Future: March 23
  • International Institute Funds: June 1
  • Hospice Trust of Trumbull County: October 1

Those seeking grants for 2018 are encouraged to plan ahead and review applications closely as some requirements have been revised. Grant seekers will not have the opportunity to correct submitted applications that are incomplete or insufficient.

More information about grant applications, including forms and guidance information, is available at the Community Foundation website,

Also announced today was $261,776.99 in grants and distributions following the Community Foundation’s third grant cycle of 2017. The funds include $116,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and $145,776.99 that was distributed outside of the grant process at the recommendation of advisors to component funds of the Community Foundation.

The Hospice Trust of Trumbull County, a fund that provides support to organizations promoting hospice services, hospice care or hospice education in Trumbull County, awarded the two largest grants this cycle.

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice received $27,000 for their Care for the Caregiver program. Care for the Caregiver provides support services to both hospice family members and hospice staff at Ohio Living, helping ease the burden of caring for hospice patients and alleviate commonly encountered stressors.

Hospice of the Valley was awarded $25,000 in support of its Medicare Care Choices program, for which it is one of only 141 hospices in the U.S. and only eight programs selected in Ohio to implement the innovative model. The program allows patients who are appropriate and eligible for hospice but do not wish to elect their hospice benefit to continue curative therapies while still receiving the support, medical interventions and conversation necessary at the end of life.

The following were additional grants made by one or more component fund of the Community Foundation:

  • $500.00 to A Bridge from Coal to Diamond Girls for their Cultural Awareness Program (International Institute Funds)
  • $7,000.00 to Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown for Project Learn (First Place Community Fund, Kennedy Family Fund and Delfin Gibert Fund for Disadvantaged Children and Youth)
  • $2,000.00 to Boys & Girls Club Of Youngstown for Triple Play: Athletics & Recreation Upgrade (The Italian Scholarship League Fund)
  • $1,000.00 to Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc. for their Bigs In Blue Program (First Place Community Fund)
  • $5,000.00 to Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley Inc. for Site Based Mentoring Program (First Place Community Fund and Delfin Gibert Fund for Disadvantaged Children and Youth)
  • $5,000.00 to The Butler Institute of American Art for Good Neighbors (First Place Community Fund and the Delfin Gibert Fund for Disadvantaged Children and Youth)
  • $6,000.00 to The City Club Of Cleveland for City Club of the Mahoning Valley (Kennedy Family Fund and Ralph E. and Ester K. Meacham Memorial Fund)
  • $5,000.00 to Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. for their 2018 Veterans Legal Team (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $500.00 to OCCHA, Inc. for Women’s History Month + Gaby Berglund Cardenas Exhibit (International Institute Funds)
  • $5,000.00 Potential Development Program, Inc. for Elementary/Middle School Classroom Expansion (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $12,000.00 to Ronald McDonald House Akron for Serving Mahoning Valley Families in Akron (Jeffrey M. Stevens Memorial Fund and Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $5,000.00 to The Salvation Army for Emergency Social Services (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $3,000.00 to The United Way Of Youngstown And The Mahoning for UW Imagination Library (The Italian Scholarship League Fund)
  • $500.00 to Ursuline High School Spanish Club for Fiesta de las Americas (International Institute Funds)
  • $1,000.00 to Youngstown State University Department of Art for The Youngstown Social Cause Poster Project (Ralph E. and Esther K. Meacham Memorial Fund)
  • $500.00 to Youngstown State University Department of Art for The YSU Dept. of Art African-American History Month Art Exhibition (International Institute Funds)
  • $5,000.00 to Youngstown State University Foundation for the Northeastern Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards (Kennedy Family Fund)

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. The Foundation and its affiliates hold more than $56 million in assets and dispersed over $1.3 million in grants and distributions in 2016. The Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.