(June 8, 2017, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $193,000 at its June Board of Directors meeting. Each project represented in this quarter’s funding demonstrates the Foundation’s mission of leveraging a powerful combination of support, alignment and partnerships with other organizations to advance community-building in the Mahoning Valley.

Grants from the Foundation’s responsive portfolio are:

In support of We Are Warren, an initiative that seeks to bolster existing programming and better utilize community resources to ensure that Warren’s youth live safe, healthy, productive lives, Inspiring Minds and the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership were awarded funding.  Inspiring Minds for Warren City School student’s participation in its six-week summer enrichment program in addition to the 2017-18 academic year component and Eastern Ohio Education Partnership for continued professional development for youth services program providers and educators.

The Ohio Transformation Fund (OTF) for its work to address the impact of mass criminalization and incarceration in Ohio’s communities. Matching funding from the Ford Foundation, the Wean Foundation, along with its Ohio partners, support on-the-ground work in community organizing, policy advocacy and civic engagement programs.  The partners of the collaboration understand that maximizing connections and aligning funder dollars is a model stronger than funders responding individually.

“Funding from OTF has allowed our advocacy power to grow exponentially.  In partnership with other OTF grantees, we’ve engaged in powerful intra-state connections, leveraged lobbying efforts and gained increased recognition and voice in the statehouse,” said Stephen JohnsonGrove, senior attorney, Ohio Justice and Policy Center. “This high-level access is vital to directly impacting communities through street-level, power-building organizations and people. This is an electrifying experience for OJPC and all our partners.”

In further partnership with the OTF, the Joyce Foundation and other Ohio funders, the Rockwood Leadership Institute, will roll out an Ohio-based fellowship. The Leadership Now: Ohio project will focus on building the capacity of social change leaders. Twenty-four Ohioans from multiple sectors, including several from the Valley, will convene and collaborate at three multi-day retreats infused with Ohio-specific workshops, network mapping and individual leadership coaching sessions to equip these leaders for Ohio’s critical role in local and national issues.

(March 17, 2017, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation, one of 12 organizations selected from across the county, will participate in The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Investing for Results, a leadership development program dedicated to closing racial disparities by giving funders the framework needed to guide their grantmaking, grantees and partners toward results-oriented and highly collaborative strategies.

 

Jennifer Roller, president; Corrie Adams, program officer; and Lori Wiebe, administrative and capacity building officer will attend three two-day sessions, focusing on key competencies including data-driven decision making; advancing racial equity and opportunity; developing adaptive leadership skills; and working in collaborative partnerships.

 

“The racial equity component of this program will complement our 2017 partnership with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to provide community stakeholders with Race, Equity and Inclusion (REI) training opportunities designed to increase a shared understanding of inequality through a fact-based introduction to historical, institutional and systemic racism,” shared Wiebe. “These sessions and the learning from the Annie E. Casey program, are important steps towards creating a more equitable society in northeastern Ohio.”  For those interested in upcoming REI trainings in our area, visit www.rjweanfdn.org.

 

Over the past 20 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has helped hundreds of leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors accelerate results for children and families through its signature results-based leadership development approach. This work develops the strongest, most diverse talent and equips leaders to achieve better results so kids, families and communities thrive.

 

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About The Raymond John Wean Foundation

www.rjweanfdn.org

 

Raymond John Wean, after having achieved success in the flat-rolled steel processing industry, in 1949 created the Foundation that bears his name in Warren.  Since then, more than $100 million in grants have been awarded to a broad variety of nonprofit organizations in support of its vision to empower residents to create a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley.  To achieve greater impact, the Foundation leverages a powerful combination of support, alignment and partnerships among programs, organizations and efforts in the strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity and educational opportunity and public service leadership. The Foundation recognizes that our community is best served when diverse organizations and constituencies come together and share their knowledge, resources and experiences to address issues and opportunities.

(March 3, 2017, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $103,000 at its March Board of Directors meeting. In addition to aligning with the Foundation’s strategic priorities of economic opportunity and educational opportunity, those funded this quarter demonstrated a keen ability to leverage local, regional and state dollars.

“The Foundation’s support of these organizations will equip some of the most vulnerable, within our population, with the skills, tools and resources necessary to make positive, lasting change,” said Jennifer Roller, president of The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

Grants were made to the following organizations:

Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) for its Senior Financial Empowerment Initiative, which provides services and evidence-based programming to increase the financial stability of Ohio’s aging population. The initiative provides assessments, financial education and counseling to strengthen senior citizens’ ability to age in place with financial security.

 

The National Inventors Hall of Fame for its Invention Project Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program for Mahoning County Youth. Through this program, Chaney VPA and STEM Campus students will attend a week of intensive programming that blends STEM education with business and entrepreneurial skills. Created with the next generation of innovators in mind, students will be challenged to create inventions while considering the business, economic and marketing aspects of product development.

 

The Youngstown Business Incubator for Women in Entrepreneurship (WE), which creates economic opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged women through education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities. WE equips women seeking guidance and support in starting, developing or growing women-owned businesses in the Mahoning Valley.

 

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About The Raymond John Wean Foundation 

www.rjweanfdn.org

 

Raymond John Wean, after having achieved success in the flat-rolled steel processing industry, in 1949 created the Foundation that bears his name in Warren.  Since then, more than $100 million in grants have been awarded to a broad variety of nonprofit organizations in support of its vision to empower residents to create a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley. To achieve greater impact, the Foundation leverages a powerful combination of support, alignment and partnerships among programs, organizations and efforts in the strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity and public service leadership. The Foundation recognizes that our community is best served when diverse organizations and constituencies come together and share their knowledge, resources and experiences to address issues and opportunities.

 

(Feb. 23, 2017, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded $98,988 to 30 resident-led organizations seeking to transform their neighborhoods and communities, the Foundation announced Thursday.

 

The funds were awarded as part of Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of the Foundation which supports grassroots organizations seeking to develop resident participation and leadership, promote communication and collaboration among residents and build on existing resources in the community. Neighborhood SUCCESS provides annual grants of $500 to $5,000 to projects aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity and public service leadership.

 

“Neighborhood SUCCESS grantees are driving positive change in Warren and Youngstown. The projects engage residents in creating and implementing real solutions for their neighborhoods and develop leadership skills and expand capacity within their groups.” said Corrie Adams, program officer for the Foundation.

 

Organizations seeking grants participate in a process that includes an orientation, technical assistance workshops, and interviews.  Funding decisions are made by a council composed of residents from Warren and Youngstown. Those seeking grants must match the amount they are seeking with volunteer labor, cash and in-kind donations.

 

Among the 2017 grantees is the Urban Farm Cooperative in Warren. The project will create viable agricultural co-ops for farmers to explore crops and services that increase economic opportunity for those with disabilities. These opportunities will serve a dual purpose for participants by increasing independence and providing a more intensely developed skill set.

 

In Youngstown, YSUScape seeks to engage local artists and students in creating murals at designated public art sites across the city. The project will include five to ten art installations in downtown Youngstown in an effort to promote a more vibrant, artistic community in highly trafficked areas.

 

Since 2008 Neighborhood SUCCESS has granted just north of $1.5 million to more than 450 projects in the Mahoning Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

The Raymond John Wean Foundation

2017 Neighborhood SUCCESS Grant Awards

 

4 Square Block Watch New Beginning Neighborhood Beautification
ABC Diamond Girls Diamond Gems Try STEM
Boulevard Park Block Watch Beautiful Boulevards of Rush and Euclid
Central City CBO Central City Unity Garden
Citizens Uniting Citizens, Inc. Family Ties
Community Volunteer Council Healthy Dining
Friends of the Mahoning River 6th Annual Mahoning RiverFest
Garfield Community Garden GCG Community Improvement and Outreach
Historic Perkins Homestead Neighborhood Association Perkins Rose Garden Revitalization Project
Holy Crafters Beginning Quilting – Nursing Home Crafts – Teaching Knitting and Crocheting
Hunger Helpers Youth Mission for Nutrition
Idora Neighborhood Assoc., Inc. Glenwood Neighbors Initiative
Just Because Children’s Health Fair and Fun Day
The Loop Group Meet Me on the Circle
Love Your Neighborhood Block Watch Brier Hill Green Space Gateway Project: Phase 2
The Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past Sojourn to the Past
Martin Luther Lutheran Church Hope for Newport Community Garden
Metro Assembly of God Adopt A Lot
Neighborhood Ministries Rockford Health and Fitness
Quilts from the Heart Quilts from the Heart
The Robins Project Summer Box Office Series
Roosevelt Community Garden Let it Grow Learning Garden Project
St. Angela Merici Lower Eastside/Lincoln Park Revitalization
The Sewing Bank Talent Build
Stop One Place Help is Available Assistance From All Sources in One Stop
T.N.R. of Warren, Inc. Neighborhoods, A Place of Solutions for Residents and Cats
Trumbull Art Gallery TAG Down Under Workspace
Trumbull County Historical Society Traveling Trunks Program: In-School Curriculum Supplement
Urban Farm Cooperative Beginning Farmer Co-op Experience (Cooled and Pre-Cooled Crops)
YSUscape Art Opportunity Site Catalog Implementation

 

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About The Raymond John Wean Foundation

www.rjweanfdn.org

 

Raymond John Wean, after having achieved success in the flat-rolled steel processing industry, in 1949 created the Foundation that bears his name in Warren. Since then, more than $100 million in grants have been awarded to a broad variety of nonprofit organizations in support of its vision to empower residents to create a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley.  To achieve greater impact, the Foundation leverages a powerful combination of support, alignment and partnerships among programs, organizations and efforts in the strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity and educational opportunity and public service leadership. The Foundation recognizes that our community is best served when diverse organizations and constituencies come together and share their knowledge, resources and experiences to address issues and opportunities.

(January 30, 2017, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation is excited to announce Corrie Adams as its new program officer.

“Across our community, residents, neighborhood groups and nonprofits are engaged in meaningful, impactful work that inspires and motivates me,” said Adams. “My role is to listen to and learn from those who are doing the work, and to serve as a resource, connector, catalyst and adviser as they lead initiatives that align with the Foundation’s strategic priorities.”

Adams will direct the strategy and implementation of the Foundation’s Community Investment and Neighborhood SUCCESS Grant programs. With a strong background in organizational leadership, she will also manage its Emerging Leaders program. She will focus on strengthening and coordinating communication between those utilizing the programs to continue cultivating strong, sustainable leadership in the Mahoning Valley.

Adams has served in several roles with the Foundation, most recently as emerging leader liaison. Her responsibilities included providing leadership development for alumni of the Emerging Leaders program and working with individuals to attain their leadership goals. Adams, who begins her new role Feb. 1, also worked for the Foundation as program associate, and was responsible for grassroots grant administration and technical assistance to residents and community partners. Prior to that, she worked for several years with various nonprofit organizations in the Mahoning Valley. Her focus was on youth leadership, work force development, civic engagement and fund development.

Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hiram College and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Geneva College.

Other staff changes, effective March 1:

Jessica King, former administrative and capacity building assistant will be promoted to administrative and facilities manager. As the first point of contact, she is responsible for coordinating daily operations including facilities, website, social media and vendor services.

King holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Youngstown State University.

In an expanded role, Nan Wilkoff, former business and grants assistant, will now serve as program associate. In addition to communicating with grantseekers and grantees regarding Foundation programs, Nan will monitor the progress of existing grantee partners and provide opportunities for engagement and learning.

Wilkoff holds a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality from Rajamangala University of Technology.

“We are committed to empowering residents to create a healthy, vibrant and equitable Mahoning Valley,” says Jennifer Roller, president. “As staff, our goal is to execute this mission with excellence. I am confident that these folks, along with our existing team, will do just that.”

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About The Raymond John Wean Foundation 

www.rjweanfdn.org

 

Raymond John Wean, after having achieved success in the flat-rolled steel processing industry, in 1949 created the Foundation that bears his name in Warren.  Since then, more than $100 million in grants have been awarded to a broad variety of nonprofit organizations in support of its vision to empower residents to create a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley.  To achieve greater impact, the Foundation leverages a powerful combination of support, alignment and partnerships among programs, organizations and efforts in the strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity and public service leadership. The Foundation recognizes that our community is best served when diverse organizations and constituencies come together and share their knowledge, resources and experiences to address issues and opportunities.

(December 9, 2016 Warren, Ohio) – At its December board meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $900,152 making this the Foundation’s largest grantmaking quarter of the year.  The work represented by the five grantees represents community revitalization, access to educational opportunities and the creation of economic opportunity in the Mahoning Valley.

Grants from the Foundation’s responsive portfolio were made to:

Strategic partners, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP), for their continued work to collectively catalyze change, leverage opportunities and encourage, support and nurture resident engagement.

“Our strategic partners are playing an increasingly and equally important role in community revitalization; their work being recognized with national grants and honors in 2016. They have provided voice to residents and leaders throughout the Valley,” said Jennifer Roller, president of The Raymond John Wean Foundation. “We are excited for the coming year and the various collaborations and community-building initiatives that our partners will launch.”

Mahoning Valley College Access Program (MVCAP) for collaborative programming that increases college access through admission and financial aid advising and college persistence, with an emphasis on Warren and Youngstown City Schools.

Youngstown State University, Center for Nonprofit Leadership for the 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Summer Honors Internship Program, an effort that continues the tradition of connecting regional nonprofit and public sector organizations with valuable and talented students, allowing opportunities to increase nonprofit skills and marketability.

Economic Action Group (EAG) to fill resource and skill gaps necessary to build on the City of Youngstown’s current momentum toward sustainable community and economic development.

 

(October 14, 2016, Warren, Ohio) – Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, supports grassroots groups in the development and implementation of community development projects that enhance the quality of life in Warren and Youngstown, Ohio.

The goals of Neighborhood SUCCESS are to:

  • Expand meaningful resident engagement and leadership
  • Encourage communication and collaboration among residents and organizations
  • Build on the financial, human and material resources that exist in the community
  • Enhance neighborhoods – physically, socially or economically

Grants of $500 to $5,000 are awarded to develop and implement resident-driven projects that align with the Foundation’s strategic priorities of: community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity, including early childhood (0-5) and public service leadership. A maximum of 30 projects will be funded each year.  Since 2008, the program has awarded nearly 1.3 million dollars to over 400 projects.

Grantseekers must attend one of seven orientations to be eligible to apply for funding.  Scheduled from October to December, and held in various Warren and Youngstown locations, these sessions support potential grantees in the application process and provide the opportunity to connect with Foundation staff and community peer groups.

Visit the Calendar of Events page at www.rjweanfdn.org to register.

 

 

 

(September 8, 2016, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved grants totaling $110,000 at its September meeting to Mahoning Valley organizations committed to its strategic priorities of economic opportunity and educational opportunity, including early childhood (0 – 5).

The Turning Foundation was awarded $60,000 over two years to expand its Innovative Teacher Mini Grant program. Offered for the past six years, the program focuses on supporting classroom teachers in four counties (Ashtabula, Columbiana, Trumbull and Mahoning) and targets innovative and creative classroom practices that support 21st Century classrooms bringing real world learning directly to students.

“We get to witness dreams and visionary ideas come to life by giving teachers the opportunity to explore and share ‘outside the box’ classroom designs,” stated John Wilson, director of the Turning Foundation.

“Combining the Innovative Teacher Mini Grants and Neighborhood SUCCESS School Grants is about combining better practices – fostering leadership development and promoting innovation and collaboration – all elements essential to achieving maximum student impact and success,” said Jennifer Roller, president of The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition received an award of $50,000. “We are grateful for support from The Raymond John Wean Foundation for the ongoing implementation of WorkAdvance in the Mahoning Valley,” said Rebecca Kusner, director of strategic planning and policy, New Growth Group. “This support will assure individuals receive a comprehensive set of services enabling their placement and advancement in an in-demand career and that businesses access talent they need through a collaboration with the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and Compass Family & Community Services.”

The Raymond John Wean Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for its next round of Community Investment Grants to empower residents creating a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley. LOI Submission deadline is December 1, 2016.

September 2016 Grant Awards
Turning Foundation
Innovative Teacher Mini Grant: $60,000 over two years

Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition
Manufacturing Readiness–supporting the spread of WorkAdvance: $50,000

(June 3, 2016, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved grants totaling nearly $729,400 at its June meeting to organizations committed to its strategic priorities of community revitalization and educational opportunity, including early childhood (0-5). Funding included $115,000 for Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which along with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC), will support the education of residents in tree stewarding practices and enhance technology for an accurate accounting of the housing stock. The work will utilize the previous property inventories of the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative, TNP and YNDC.

Jennifer Roller, president of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, stated sharing information and growing local skill sets is a great use of resources. “The success of the Land Conservancy, along with the local partner’s capacity to impact change, makes aligning these organizations an obvious choice. It’s consistent with the Foundation’s priority to promote a “spirit of collaboration” and will increase the long-term sustainability of the Valley’s neighborhood revitalization work,” she said.

Towards these efforts, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress was awarded $20,000 in support of a study that seeks to understand and thus compare the impact of residential rehabilitation to demolition in strengthening neighborhood revitalization.

Educational grants demonstrating the Foundation’s continued support to achieve school, college and career readiness:

  • Eastern Ohio Education Partnership – $200,000 a year for two years to strengthen the organization which seeks to serve as the center of community collaboration around education.
  • Inspiring Minds – $75,000 a year for two years for its After-school and College & Career Readiness Warren programming for 8th – 12th grade students.
  • Invent Now, Inc. – $13,750 to provide full scholarships for 50 Youngstown Chaney middle school students to participate in its Invention Project STEM program.
  • Warren City School District – $30,649 to build on the success of its 2015 pilot that transitions students from primary to intermediate grades and middle to high school with intentional year-long engagement of both youth and their families.

June 2016 Grant Awards

Eastern Ohio Education Partnership
Collective Impact Around Education $400,000 over two years

Inspiring Minds
College & Readiness Component of Enrichment Program $150,000 over two years

Invent Now, Inc.
Invention Project: Middle School STEM Program for $13,750
Mahoning County Youth

Neighborhood Progress, Inc., dba Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Supporting Research to Test Impacts of Residential $20,000
Rehabilitation Programs on Home Equity and Mortgage Foreclosure Rates

Warren City School District
Effective Transitions to Improve Student Success: Year Two $30,649

Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Property Inventory and Reforestation Training for $115,000
Established Mahoning Valley Community Organizations

(May 31, 2016, Warren, Ohio) – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Trumbull 100, and The Youngstown Foundation are pleased to announce a joint commitment of $100,000 over three years to the Fund for Our Economic Future (the Fund), an alliance of funders dedicated to advancing both economic growth and increased access to opportunity for all residents of Northeast Ohio. Each organization will provide 1/3rd of the total commitment for a shared voting membership in the Fund.


The Trumbull 100 has been a part of the Fund since 2009, while the Community Foundation is a past funder and The Youngstown Foundation is new to the Fund. These funders join The Raymond John Wean Foundation, which renewed its Fund membership in March with a $100,000 commitment over three years, as Fund members representing the Mahoning Valley. Jan Strasfeld, Executive Director of The Youngstown Foundation stated, “We welcome this opportunity to expand local representation in Fund discussions and direction to further strengthen development of our region’s economic competitiveness.”

Founded in 2004, the Fund is a nonprofit member-driven organization that today consists of 50 funders—foundations, corporations, universities, health care systems, business and civic associations, government entities, and individuals—from across Northeast Ohio who pool their resources and collective know-how to improve the region’s economic competitiveness through strategies that advance job creation, job preparation and job access.

Voting members contribute a minimum of $100,000 over three years, with several members contributing much more than that. Since its founding, the Fund has honored a “one member, one vote” policy for voting members, to assure that smaller foundations have a strong voice. Each voting member serves on the Fund’s board. “Strong Valley representation in the Fund is important,” said Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. “Collectively, we can bring a strong voice to this regional table of heavy hitters and ensure the issues that affect our residents’ wellbeing are addressed.”

In return, the Mahoning Valley-based members of the Fund receive access to resources, learning opportunities and new connections to help support local efforts in the community. For instance, the Fund recently approved a grant of up to $20,000 to support the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in Warren.

The Fund also supported the national WorkAdvance pilot in the Mahoning Valley. WorkAdvance tested how a seamless set of services, with an added focus on post-employment assistance, can better connect disadvantaged job seekers to in-demand jobs and put them on a path toward career advancement, while helping employers find the talent they need for their businesses to prosper.

Already, learnings from this demonstration are being adopted in the Valley and Fund members there are particularly keen on continuing to build on these lessons.

“The Fund provides ample opportunities for learning and connecting with those across Northeast Ohio who share a similar vision for a great community,” said Jennifer Roller, president of The Raymond John Wean Foundation. “At the Wean Foundation, we are putting those connections, particularly as they relate to workforce development, to good use in the Mahoning Valley.”

About Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, established in 2000, enhances the quality of life for residents and future generations of the Mahoning Valley by managing donor assets, distributing grants and advancing philanthropy and good works. The Foundation and its affiliates hold nearly $54 million in assets and distributed more than $2 million in grants in 2015. It is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board. More information is available at the foundation’s website, www.cfmv.org.

About Fund for Our Economic Future

The Fund for Our Economic Future is an alliance of funders—foundations, corporations, universities, health care systems, business and civic associations, government entities, and individuals—who pool their resources and collective know-how to advance economic growth and increase access to opportunity for the people of Northeast Ohio through improved job creation, job preparation and job access, an approach we call Growth & Opportunity. We do this by building shared community commitment, supporting high-impact collaborations and marshalling strategic funding. Since our founding in 2004, the Fund has raised more than $100 million for improving regional economic competitiveness. Our efforts have helped retain or create more than 18,500 jobs, add $760 million in payroll, and attract $4 billion in capital to Northeast Ohio.

About The Raymond John Wean Foundation

Raymond John Wean, after having achieved success in the flat-rolled steel processing industry, in 1949 created the Foundation that bears his name in Warren. Since then, more than $100 million in grants have been awarded to a broad variety of nonprofit organizations in support of its vision to empower residents to create a healthy, vibrant, equitable and economically stable Mahoning Valley. To achieve greater impact, the Foundation leverages a powerful combination of support, alignment and partnerships among programs, organizations and efforts in the strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity and educational opportunity, including early childhood (0-5) and public service leadership. The Foundation recognizes that our community is best served when diverse organizations and constituencies come together and share their knowledge, resources and experiences to address issues and opportunities.

About The Youngstown Foundation

Founded in 1918, the Youngstown Foundation is the 4th oldest in the world. Its mission is to provide financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral and physical well-being of the inhabitants of Youngstown and vicinity. The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Mahoning Valley with over $110,000 million in assets and is among the largest grantmakers in Northeast Ohio. More than $6M was distributed in 2015 representing more than 200 grants awarded to local nonprofit organizations. In addition to its unrestricted fund, The Youngstown Foundation is composed of over 65 Donor Advised Funds, Restricted Funds and Special Interest Funds.

About Trumbull 100

Trumbull 100’s mission is to embrace and facilitate opportunities by providing resources and leadership to projects that enhance the quality of life of its residents. Founded in 1994, the group is composed of business and civic leaders who are engaged locally and regionally in identifying and developing projects and opportunities that meet the goals and mission of the organization.

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