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CFMV Distributes $474,201.91 During Second Grant Cycle of the Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced today that $474,201.91 in grants and distributions were awarded following their second grant cycle of 2017.

The funds include $118,149.47 in grants to 21 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that submitted requests through the Community Foundation’s online grantmaking process. The remaining $356,052.44 was distributed outside of the grant process at the recommendation of advisors to component funds of the Community Foundation.

The largest grant was $15,149.47 to The English Center for general operations of their literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Funded by The International Institute Funds, this project helps the foreign-born population in the Mahoning Valley learn English and adjust to life in the United States.

Making Kids Count received $15,000 in support of its Best Foot Forward Program from the Italian Scholarship League Fund. The program distributes hundreds of new boots and socks to children in need, ensuring they have proper footwear to attend school, walk to the bus stop and utilize the playground.

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

  • $5,000 to Access Health Mahoning Valley Inc. for Access Health Mahoning Valley Care Coordination (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $2,500 to American Red Cross Lake to River Chapter for Disaster Cycle Services (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $2,000 to Beatitude House for its English Language Learners Program (International Institute Funds)
  • $12,500 to Beatitude House for A House of Blessing Youngstown (Kennedy Family Fund and First Place Community Fund)
  • $5,000 to Children’s Hunger Alliance for Afterschool Meal Programs in Youngstown (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $1,000 to Easter Seal Society of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties for a Home Meal Delivery Vehicle (First Place Community Fund)
  • $2,000 to Girl Scouts Of North East Ohio for the Girl Scout Journey Program (Delfin Gibert Fund for Disadvantaged Children and Youth)
  • $2,000 to Homes For Kids Of Ohio Inc. in support of A Home for Jamie and Her Siblings (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $1,500 to Interfaith Home Maintenance Service, Inc. for Necessary or emergency home repairs (First Place Community Fund)
  • $7,500 to Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley for Junior Achievement K-12 programs (Kennedy Family Fund and First Place Community Fund)
  • $7,500 to Leadership Mahoning Valley Inc. to support Youth Leadership Mahoning Valley (Kennedy Family Fund and First Place Community Fund)
  • $6,000 to Oh Wow The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Kids in the Kitchen On Wheels–A Pilot Project (Kennedy Family Fund and First Place Community Fund)
  • $7,000 to The Salvation Army for its Mental Health Drop-In Center (Kennedy Family Fund and First Place Community Fund)
  • $5,000 to Second Harvest Foodbank Of The Mahoning Valley for its Warehouse Expansion Project (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $6,000 to Trumbull Mobile Meals, Inc. for a meal delivery vehicle (Kennedy Family Fund and First Place Community Fund)
  • $2,500 to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership for Building a Better Warren (First Place Community Fund)
  • $2,500 to YWCA of Youngstown for the International Women’s Day Event (International Institute Funds)
  • $2,500 to Youngstown Business Incubator for the Israel-YBI Collaborative (First Place Community Fund)
  • $2,500 to Youngstown Cityscape Inc. for CityScape Sidewalk Squad – Safe, Clean & Green (Kennedy Family Fund)
  • $2,500 to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation for its Glenwood Neighbors Initiative (First Place Community Fund)
  • $2,500 to YSU Summer Festival of the Arts for the Festival of Nations at the Summer Festival of the Arts (International Institute Funds)

The beneficiaries of the $303,430 in distributions are listed below:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
  • Beyond Type 1
  • Canfield Fair Foundation
  • CFMV Operating Fund
  • Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley
  • Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts Of America
  • Hospice of the Valley
  • Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic
  • Park Vista Retirement Community
  • Rotary Club of Youngstown Foundation
  • Students Motivated By The Arts
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown
  • The United Way Of Youngstown And The Mahoning Valley
  • The Warren City Schools Foundation
  • United Way Of Trumbull County
  • Walsh University
  • Westminster College
  • Youngstown State University Foundation

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.