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International Institute Funds Announce Mini Grant Opportunity

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – International Institute Funds, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, is offering mini grants to local nonprofit organizations this fall.

The grants of $500 each are available for programs or initiatives that seek to preserve and promote cultural heritage. Programs or initiatives may include music, dance, art, food, education and other activities that uphold cultural traditions and customs. Funding cannot be used, however, for general operations of an organization or to sponsor or underwrite an event.

For consideration, applicants must submit a one-page narrative that includes the organization’s history and purpose, details how they intend to promote or preserve cultural heritage and describes how the grant would impact the organization. Applicants must also submit their IRS determination letter demonstrating tax-exempt status.

Applications are due Sunday, October 1, 2017, to the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. They can be submitted by mail at 201 E. Commerce Street, Suite 150, Youngstown, Ohio 44503, or by email to Funding decisions will be announced in mid-December 2017.

Additional information can be under Grant Opportunities at Any questions about this mini-grant program should be directed to Casey Krell, director of supporting organizations and donor services at the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, at 330-743-5555 or

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.