The board of the William Swanston Charitable Fund continues working to address the changing needs of our community and to offer support for Mahoning Valley residents during the extended pandemic. Below is information for current and prospective grantees. We encourage our nonprofit partners to check back regularly for updates as new strategies are developed.
Nonprofits seeking funding:
All 2020 funding cycles for the William Swanston Charitable Fund are currently closed. The next opportunity to apply to Swanston will likely open in the second quarter of 2021, but official deadlines will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
In the meantime, nonprofits seeking funding should visit the Community Foundation’s Apply for a Grant page for updates on the reopening of the COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application.
Nonprofits with a current grant:
We have implemented flexible reporting for those with current grants from the William Swanston Charitable Fund. Likely, this health crisis disrupted activities and programming for our nonprofit partners, and we will consider that when evaluating outcomes and projections that were set before COVID-19 emerged. Please contact us if you need to adjust timelines or have additional concerns about meeting projected goals.
In addition, if you have funds from a current grant that are not expended and need to discuss the possibility of repurposing the funds’ use, please contact us at anytime to review options.
If you have questions about the shifts to our grantmaking efforts or the COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Grant application, please contact Casey Krell, Director of Supporting Organizations and Donor Services.