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International Institute Funds Accepting June 1 Proposals with Updated Priorities

The advisory committee for the International Institute Funds is still accepting applications for their June 1 grant cycle; however, the group has updated how requests will be prioritized in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The committee recognizes that individuals with cultural or language barriers are most likely at a greater risk for negative impacts from …

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Community Foundation Revises Grant Process and Implements Flexibility to Address COVID-19 Effects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Community Foundation and its three affiliated foundations have made changes to their grant processes. The Community Foundation will forego it’s regularly-scheduled June 1 deadline for its General Grant and First Place Community Fund cycles. The June 1 deadline for the International Institute Funds will …

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Three Valley Foundations Release Common COVID-19 Crisis Relief Application

Together, three Valley foundations created the COVID-19 Crisis Relief Application to simplify the grant request process for nonprofits addressing impacts of the current health crisis. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Foundation released the application Friday morning. The common form can be accessed on all three …

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Valley Foundations and United Ways Coordinate Response to COVID-19

Rather than respond to the COVID-19 crisis in isolation, our local foundations and United Ways are working collectively to support Mahoning Valley nonprofits and residents. Six local funders—United Way of Trumbull County, United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation, The Youngstown Foundation, Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and The …

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COVID-19 Update

As the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley continues assessing and responding to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we’d like to take a moment to update our community. Our plan of action is outlined below, although we recognize that this plan could shift rapidly as the state and nation’s responses to the virus evolve. We are …

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Swanston Fund Revises Funding Priorities, Invites Inquiries for 2020 Grants

The William Swanston Charitable Fund recently revised its request for proposals, establishing health and wellness, education and children’s services as new priorities for the 2019-2020 grantmaking year. The Swanston Fund invites inquiries from IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for innovative projects that prevent or reduce the risk factors that can create disparities, and that create opportunities …

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Valley Soup Presenters Selected, Event Set for December 3

WARREN/YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley announced today the presenters for this year’s Valley Soup Event. Buster’s Brigade Inc., Northeast Homeowners & Concerned Citizens Association, Time Bank Mahoning Watershed and YSUscape will each have four minutes to explain their project to the audience at the event on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. …

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$552K+ in Grants and Distributions Awarded Following Second Grant Cycle of 2019

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley distributed $552,900 in competitive grants and donor recommended distributions between May-August of 2019. The Community Foundation’s second competitive grant cycle of the year saw 32 grants funded, totaling $139,000, while donor recommended distributions made to 32 organizations totaled $413,900. Competitive Grants: *indicates this funding is a part of …

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Join Us for a Free Continuing Education Seminar for Attorneys & Accountants

The Persistence of Structural Racial Inequality Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:00-5:15 PM (event flyer) This course is free thanks to support from the James Dale Ethics Center, but space is limited. Register with Janet Byrne by 10-14-19! Workshop Description The belief that systems and structures result in racially disparate outcomes in the areas of criminal …

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Health Foundations Call for Proposals for Fall Grant Cycle, Approve Grants for Spring Cycle

WARREN/YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two local foundations have funds available for charitable projects focused on the health and well-being of residents in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. Letters of inquiry are due August 16, 2019 for the community health grant programs of both the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation and Western Reserve Health Foundation, each aligned with priorities …

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