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TMHF Backs Renovation at Warren YWCA

Latest Awards Also Back Access to Care, Food Deliveries, Overdose Prevention Warren, Ohio – A grant from the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation will support the ongoing resurgence of the Warren YWCA and enable it to convert an unused swimming pool area into program space. The $150,000 grant is the largest among $196,000 awarded in the …

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International Institute Fund Welcomes Grant Applications

Funding Available to Programs that Promote International Cultural Understanding Youngstown/Warren, Ohio – The International Institute Fund is welcoming applications for its 2015 grant cycle. The fund’s board expects to award about $30,000 in grants to 501(c)(3) organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Eligible for funding are programs that align with the Fund’s purpose: To promote …

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National Authority Renews CFMV Accreditation

Youngstown/Warren, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has again been accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a national authority that reviews community foundations for operational excellence. The CFMV is the only community foundation in the Mahoning Valley with national standards accreditation. “This is good news for us and the donors …

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WRHF Promotes New Initiatives

Latest Grants Back Programs to Advance Youth Rehabilitation, Infant Health Youngstown, Ohio – A $100,000 grant from the Western Reserve Health Foundation will help the Mahoning County Juvenile Court launch a new program to identify and recommend treatment for drug and mental health issues in the families of young offenders. Meanwhile, a foundation grant of …

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CFMV Releases 2014 Annual Report

It’s out. The Community Foundation’s 2014 annual covers highlights of the year in words and pictures, including short articles about some of the organizations and causes that have received grants from the Community Foundation and its supporting organizations.

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CFMV Announces $136,000 in Quarterly Grants

Latest Awards Support Parent Mentors, Take-Home Backpacks, More Youngstown/Warren, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley today announced the award of $136,000 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations across Mahoning and Trumbull counties for the quarter ended September 30. The largest grant was $10,000 for D&E Counseling Center’s Upstream Plus program, a home-based …

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Philanthropy Leaders Urge Giving on ‘Giving Tuesday’

Youngstown/Warren, Ohio – Local philanthropy leaders are encouraging Mahoning Valley residents to observe “Giving Tuesday” by donating to their favorite nonprofit organizations on December 2, the Tuesday that follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” “While shopping for the people you love, think about a charity or cause that’s close to you,” said Shari Harrell, president …

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Appreciation, Pride Mark Community Foundation Week

(Versions appeared recently in the Letters sections of the Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle.)  By Shari Harrell, President Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley Since this is Community Foundation Week (Nov. 12-18), I am writing to express our foundation’s deep appreciation for the hundreds of Mahoning Valley residents who have donated money and time to the …

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Valley Youth Advocates Gather to Hear from Experts

Swanston Fund Brings Innovations, Ideas to Locals Who Serve Children Nearly 100 public officials, teachers, counselors, agency officials, social workers and others who work with at-risk children gathered here today for a day-long session of information and inspiration. “Innovations: Evolving Approaches to Youth Development” was presented at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor …

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Swanston Speaker to Encourage Active Living

Innovations Conference Keynoter Says Environment Can Lift Kids’ Health Lecturing children on the benefits of regular exercise won’t necessarily change their sedentary habits, but creating pedestrian-friendly environments that support walking and other physical activity will. That’s the message Mark Fenton, a public health consultant and associate professor at Tufts University in Boston, will bring to …

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