Wean Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Grants: More Than $2 Million in Support of Mahoning Valley Organizations

(December 7, 2017, Warren, Ohio) – At its December board meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $2.12 million to four grantees for ongoing work in Mahoning Valley neighborhoods. The work represented by the grantees directly aligns with the Foundation’s strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity and educational opportunity. Awards to strategic… Continue reading

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Three Area Leaders Chosen for 2017 Leadership Now: Ohio Fellowship

(Warren, November 14, 2017) – Through a competitive, statewide application process, the Rockwood Leadership Institute and the Ohio Transformation Fund have selected the 2017 Leadership Now: Ohio Fellows cohort, which includes three area social change leaders – Sarah Braun, network action team manager, Eastern Ohio Education Partnership; Hannah Ferguson, independent contractor; and Deaudra Edgerson, family… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Grant Opportunity for Grassroots Funding – Orientations Begin October 23

(October 3, 2017, Warren, Ohio) –  Since 2008 Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation has funded just north of $1.5 million towards the development and implementation of more than 450 grassroots projects.  The resulting improvements in the quality of life can be seen in neighborhoods across Warren and Youngstown where the… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces $345,000 in Grants to Support Warren and Youngstown Communities

(Sept. 7, 2017, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation, at its September Board of Directors meeting, awarded Community Investment grants totaling $345,000 to four grantees whose work is representative of the Foundation’s strategic priorities. Grants from the Foundation’s responsive portfolio were made to: Fresh Coast Communities for its Youngstown Green Infrastructure Community Education… Continue reading

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Mahoning Valley Residents Named as Wean Foundation’s 2017 Emerging Leaders Cohort

(Warren, August 31, 2017) – After a competitive application process, the Emerging Leaders Selection Committee has chosen 15 engaged residents from Warren and Youngstown for the 2017 Emerging Leaders program at The Raymond John Wean Foundation.   This group of grassroots leaders will take part in a nine-week series of comprehensive workshops designed to cultivate… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Approves Nearly $200,000 in Grants at Summer Meeting

(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… Continue reading

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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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