The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley released grant deadlines for 2019, as detailed below:
- Community Foundation general grant (three cycles): February 1, June 1 and October 1
- First Place Community Fund (three cycles): February 1, June 1 and October 1
- Young Philanthropist Fund: February 1
- International Institute Funds: June 1
- Hospice Trust of Trumbull County: October 1
Those seeking grants for 2019 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.
The Community Foundation does not offer assistance with writing or preparing grants, but staff is available to answer questions about the application, grant process or any of the various funding opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to contact staff with questions early on in the process, and inquiries regarding grants should be directed to Casey Krell, director of supporting organizations and donor services at firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-743-5555.
Grant seekers should be prepared for the process to take about three months from the grant deadline to awarding of approved grants. More information about applications, including forms and instructions, is available at the Community Foundation website, www.cfmv.org.
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. CFMV, the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board, supported 120+ local projects through $1.5 million in grants in 2017.