Eligibility

Criteria

In order to be eligible for support from The Raymond John Wean Foundation your efforts must align with our mission and values within one of the strategic priorities of:

To be eligible, an organization must be:

  • Tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including schools, faith-based and public organizations; and
  • Primarily serving the residents of the Mahoning Valley (on a case-by-case basis, the Foundation may consider support for regional, statewide or national public policy efforts that are otherwise aligned with our strategic priorities)

The Foundation Does Not Fund:

  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
  • Individuals, businesses/for profit entities
  • Individual scholarships or grants, even if through an otherwise qualified organization
  • Religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes
  • Lobbying/political campaigns or promotion of issues
  • Endowment funds or capital campaigns
  • Film or video production
  • Debt reduction
  • Foreign operations or expenditures
  • National fundraising campaigns or mass mailing campaigns
  • Fundraising event sponsorship
  • Membership in civic organizations or trade associations
  • Veterans’ organizations or fraternal societies