To achieve greater impact, the Foundation focuses GRANTMAKING and CAPACITY BUILDING support on efforts aligned with our mission and values within the strategic priorities of:

Community Revitalization

Economic Opportunity

Educational Opportunity

Public Service Leadership

Community Revitalization

Efforts to improve the physical landscape of Warren and Youngstown neighborhoods; priority is given to strategies that include systemic change and/or address:

  • Stabilization of low and moderate income neighborhoods
  • Revitalization of communities

Economic Opportunity

Inclusion of economically disadvantaged populations in new and existing economic opportunities for the Mahoning Valley; priority is given to strategies that include systemic change and/or address:

  • Access to capital and investment, credit, quality jobs, job training and job placement – while building the community capacity for investment
  • Alternative strategies for asset building: worker owned collaboratives, home ownership, microloans, etc.

Educational Opportunity

Efforts to support the academic success of Warren and Youngstown City School students; priority is given to strategies that include systemic change and/or address:

  • Early childhood (0-5) – readiness and access
  • Attainment of skills that improve student outcomes
  • Postsecondary education or job training readiness, access and completion

Public Service Leadership

We continue to explore how best to support collaborative leadership and will continue to consider proposals within this area.

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