The International Institute Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, is offering both traditional and mini grants to local 501(c)(3) organizations, with applications for each opportunity due June 1.
Requests for traditional grants from the International Institute Fund should directly align with the fund’s purpose:
- To promote the interests in and understanding of foreign-born people.
- To encourage dissemination of information and service to people of all nationalities.
- To encourage cooperation among federal, state and local authorities with the objective of promoting educational and social service programs to assist foreign-born people.
- To generally conserve and promote values of the cultures of every nationality.
- To promote and encourage the social integration of all citizens of the United States.
The mini grant program provides $500 for programs or initiatives that seek to preserve and promote cultural heritage, which 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.
Applications for both the traditional grants and mini grants are due Saturday, June 1, 2019. Any questions about these grant opportunities 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. The Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board, and its lifetime grants total more than $23.5 million.