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The Community Foundation releases new universal scholarship application

YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is now accepting scholarship applications for 2021. New this year, students only have to complete one online form to be eligible for multiple opportunities. Applications are due by March 1, 2021 and can be accessed on the Foundation’s website at cfmv.org. Final decisions will be …

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Joint COVID-19 Application for Nonprofits to Reopen January 4

(Youngstown/Warren, OH) – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation announced the reopening of the COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application for nonprofit organizations. The application will be available on all three foundation websites beginning Monday, January 4, 2021. While each of the three foundations is working …

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HFLA and CFMV Partner to Provide COVID-19 Emergency Loans for Mahoning Valley Residents

YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is partnering with HFLA of Northeast Ohio to meet the needs of residents experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Together, the organizations created an interest free emergency loan fund specifically for the Valley, available to both individuals and businesses. The Mahoning Valley loan fund is a …

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Fund for Women and Girls Microfunding Recap

At this year’s virtual Fund for Women and Girls’ Microfunding Event, we learned about several inspiring local initiatives. Thank you to all the fund shareholders who were able to join us and to the organizations that shared their work with us. At this year’s event, shareholders were wowed by…. Warren City Schools and their program, “Girl …

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Final Call for 2020 Proposals Through Joint COVID-19 Application

(Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Together, three Valley foundations issued a final call for 2020 grant proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Crisis Relief and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation set Friday, November 20 as the final 2020 deadline for this grant opportunity, and …

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Fund for Women and Girls Microfunding Goes Virtual

Join us virtually, using your computer or smart phone and hear directly from area organizations serving women and girls. You’ll then vote on which will receive a $1,500 grant from the Fund for Women and Girls. This event is open to shareholders of the Fund for Women and Girls. Not already a shareholder? No problem! …

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11 Challenge Grants Awarded to Local Arts & Culture Organizations

Recognizing the important roles that arts and culture organizations will play as the Mahoning Valley rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation offered a new challenge grant opportunity for limited capacity organizations this summer. The Foundation accepted applications from smaller arts and culture organizations (those with operating budgets of $250,000 or less) and selected …

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The Fund for Women and Girls-Special Update

Even with all of the craziness that is 2020, the shareholders of the Fund for Women and Girls have kept busy! Check out the below update on the Fund’s activities, and we hope to have you join us in this important work to support local women and girls! 1.) GEMS of the Valley Unfortunately, we …

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Aspiring Photographer Receives Love Life Scholarship

Inspired by a family trip to the Grand Canyon and the many photos she took there, Stephanie Helmick started considering photography as a career choice. Now, she’ll be one step closer to making that dream a reality with a $500 scholarship from the Love Life Foundation Fund. For the past two years, Daynelle Sanner and …

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Women Warriors Honorees

Compilation of Women Warriors Honorees For the past several weeks, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls chose women from submitted nominations to spotlight. So many impressive nominations were received, and for the tenth spotlight, the Guiding Circle wants to share them all! These honorees are true Women Warriors, sacrificing for their …

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