The Raymond John Wean Foundation Selected for Dynamic Equity-Building Training

(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… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces Community Investment Grants; Over $100,000 Awarded

(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… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Awards Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants to 30 Warren and Youngstown Grassroots Groups

(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… Continue reading

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The Raymond John Wean Foundation is Excited to Announce Corrie Adams as its New Program Officer

(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… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Grants; Over $900,000 Awarded to Mahoning Valley Organizations

(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… Continue reading

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Interested in Grassroots Grant Opportunities? Attend a Neighborhood SUCCESS Grantseeker Orientation

(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… Continue reading

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Collaboration the Theme of Grants Awarded at September Meeting

(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… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Awards Grants at Summer Meeting

(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… Continue reading

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Mahoning Valley-based Funders Join Fund for Our Economic Future to Support Efforts that Result in Both Growth and Opportunity

(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… Continue reading

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The Raymond John Wean Foundation Hosts Valley-Wide Reception; Emerging Leaders Celebrate Achievements

(May 18, 2016, Warren, OH) – On Tuesday, May 17, the Valley’s community stakeholders gathered at The Soap Gallery in downtown Youngstown to celebrate the completion of The Raymond John Wean Foundation’s 2016 Emerging Leaders program. Twenty residents from Warren and Youngstown participated in the nine-week experience designed to leverage their unique assets and cultivate… Continue reading

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