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Community Foundation Awards Nearly $400,000 in Grants

YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, Ohio ­– The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and its supporting organizations awarded nearly $400,000 in grants as part of the first-quarter grant cycle.

In total, the Community Foundation’s general grant program awarded 23 grants for $186,850 in the first quarter, while the William Swanston Charitable Fund awarded seven grants for $89,600, the Western Reserve Health Foundation awarded two grants for $25,000 and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation awarded five grants for $93,000.

“These grant recipients are working on important projects across Mahoning and Trumbull Counties addressing critical issues like job training, addiction recovery and workforce development,” says Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “Several nonprofits also received support in the form of operations grants, which is part of our work to help them maximize their impact across the board and put their expertise to work in a way that works best for them.”

The Community Foundation and its supporting organizations have quarterly deadlines for grant applications. The remaining deadlines this year are April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1. For more information on grant opportunities, visit CFMV.org/apply.

A full list of the first-quarter grants is available below. As part of our commitment to working to minimize the impact of racial inequity in the Mahoning Valley, the Community Foundation would like to draw special attention to organizations led by people of color. Such grant recipients are marked in bold.

Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

  • Adventures in Training with a Purpose – $5,000 for its Youngstown veterans functional mobility wellness program
  • Akiva Academy – $5,000 for its Well-Rounded Educational Program
  • Cadence Care Network – $10,000 for its Coffeehouse & Creperie job training program
  • Community Volunteer Council – $7,500 for operational support
  • Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties – $7,500 for its Integrated Therapy Services
  • Eversight – $2,500 for sight-saving surgeries and vision research support
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes – $2,500 for Mahoning Valley camps, scholarships and staff support
  • Finer Things Academy – $5,000 for its soft skills education program
  • Glenbeigh – $6,000 for its Niles Recovery Support Pavilion
  • Gods Warehouse Inc. – $10,000 for operational support
  • Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past – $2,500 for student trips to important sites of the Civil Rights Movement
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame – $7,350 for its Camp Invention summer program
  • Organización Cívica y Cultural Hispana Americana, Inc. (OCCHA) – $10,000 for operational support
  • Shepherd of All God’s Children Learning Center – $10,000 for new bottle-compatible water fountains
  • Sight for All United – $5,000 for its Sight for Kids program
  • The Carter House – $10,000 for operational support
  • The Youngstown Playhouse – $3,000 for its youth outreach program
  • Tri-County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates – $10,000 for its academic intervention and career pathway program
  • Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership – $40,000 for its emergency home repair program
  • Veteran’s Outreach – $5,000 for upgrades to its headquarters
  • Warren Philharmonic Orchestra – $8,000 for its youth outreach program
  • WYSU-FM – $5,000 for its Foundation Matching Challenge to enhance membership
  • Youngstown Lifeguard Academy – $10,000 for uniforms and equipment

Western Reserve Health Foundation

  • Kidney Foundation of Ohio – $5,000 for its direct assistance program
  • YWCA Mahoning Valley – $20,000 for its Improving Health Outcomes through Housing and Supportive Services program

Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation

  • Cadence Care Network – $30,000 for its Coffeehouse & Creperie job training program
  • Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties – $50,000 for Integrated Therapy Services
  • Kidney Foundation of Ohio – $5,000 for its direct assistance program
  • Nikki’s House – $25,000 for operational support and rent subsidies for women in recovery
  • The Salvation Army – $10,000 for its Mental Health Drop In Center

William Swanston Charitable Fund

  • Cadence Care Network – $10,000 for its Coffeehouse & Creperie job training program
  • Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties – $20,000 for Integrated Therapy Services
  • Fossil Ledges Animal Education Center – $5,000 for renovations to its Therapeutic Riding Program area and providing riding equipment for children
  • Know Your Neighbor Block Watch – $6,000 for its Expanding Potential of Our Youth education and community improvement program
  • Ohio Urban Renaissance – $30,000 for its education, career preparation and college preparation programs
  • Sight for All – $8,600 for its Sight for Kids program
  • Tri-County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates – $10,000 for its Academic Intervention & Career Pathway program

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley strives to be a leader and advocate for strategic philanthropy by 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 Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.

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