Criteria

To be eligible for support, a group or organization must:

  • 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 or be a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
  • Be comprised of grassroots groups (resident groups, neighborhood block watch associations, faith-based, civic or social organizations) and located in Warren or Youngstown;
  • Attend a Grantseeker Orientation; and
  • Match the amount it seeks with contributions that may include: volunteer labor, cash or in-kind donations of goods and services.

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/forprofit entities
  • Individual scholarships or grants, even if through an otherwise qualified organization
  • Religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes
  • Government agencies or departments
  • Endowment funds or capital campaigns
  • Fundraising event sponsorship
  • Political campaigns or promotion of issues
  • Debt reduction
  • Foreign operations or expenditures
  • National fundraising campaigns or mass mailing campaigns
  • Veterans’ organizations or fraternal societies
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