(September 25, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation that supports grassroots groups, is celebrating 10 years of investing just north of $1.6 million in 485 resident-led projects improving the quality of life in neighborhoods across Warren and Youngstown.

Over the past decade, significant accomplishments have been made by the Neighborhood SUCCESS grantee organizations – and the opportunity to do more awaits. Up to 30 of the most promising projects that align with the Foundation’s values and strategic priorities will be awarded grants of $500 to $5,000 in January of 2019. Projects must focus on developing resident leadership, promoting collaboration and building upon existing resources in the community.

To be eligible to apply, grantseekers must attend one of the seven orientations held in various locations in Warren and Youngstown. The sessions, held October through December, provide grantseekers with application guidelines, financial requirements and opportunities to network with peers.

A unique aspect of the grant program is its Resident Council; members review applications, meet with grantseekers and make the final funding decisions for the projects they want to see in their neighborhoods. To learn more about the program, eligibility and orientation registration visit www.rjweanfdn.org.

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