Press Releases

Wean Foundation Fourth Quarter Activities Announced

(Warren, December 10, 2018) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation Board of Directors held their final quarterly meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 4. Grants totaling $79, 838 were awarded to two Valley organizations strengthening leadership development and increasing civic engagement. December Grantees are: Youngstown State University, Center for Nonprofit Leadership – In support… Continue reading

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Funding Opportunity through Foundation’s Grassroots Grant Program: Orientations Begin October 22

(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… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces Third Quarter Rich With Action

(Warren, September 14, 2018) – In a third quarter marked by a flurry of activity, The Raymond John Wean Foundation is sharing several exciting updates that include Community Investment awards, ongoing resident engagement in the Mahoning Valley and an expanded staff. At its September Board of Directors meeting, Economic Action Group (EAG) was awarded funding… Continue reading

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Join the Celebration! Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program is 10 years old.

(August 24, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – In what can be described as only success, The Raymond John Wean Foundation has invested more than $1.6 million in 485 resident-led projects over the past decade. Signs of the 10th year celebration are popping up all over the Valley – from the lobby display at the Foundation’s headquarters… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Names Mahoning Valley Residents to 2018 Emerging Leaders Cohort

(Warren, August 22, 2018) – After a competitive application process, the 2018 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program at The Raymond John Wean Foundation has been selected. This group of emerging community leaders will take part in a three-month program designed to cultivate leadership and foster radical imagination. “The complexity of challenges today requires leaders… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Kicks Off Main Street to Thumm’s Project with Public Input Sessions

(August 21, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – The Main Street to Thumm’s Project got underway with two public input sessions on Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16. Both sessions, hosted by the Foundation in partnership with the City of Warren, were facilitated by the Economic Action Group, a local economic development organization managing the project.… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Program Associate Chosen for National Fellowship

(June 1, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced this week that Program Associate Nan Wilkoff was selected for the Next Gen Fellowship with Exponent Philanthropy, the country’s largest association of funders. Exponent Philanthropy, whose stated mission is to create “a better world through informed, passionate philanthropy,” created the Next Gen Fellows… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces Second Quarter Community Investment Grants

(June 15, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – At its June Board of Directors meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded Community Investment Grants totaling $643,500 to organizations whose work aligns with its strategic priorities and includes integrated, equitable solutions enhancing the quality of life in the Mahoning Valley. Representing a sound and thoughtful approach to addressing… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces March Community Investment Grants

(March 8, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – At its March Board of Directors meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $178,000. The work represented by the five grantees represents the Foundation’s strategic priorities of community revitalization, access to educational opportunities and the creation of economic opportunity in the Mahoning Valley.Grants from the Foundation’s responsive… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces 2018 Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants 27 Warren and Youngstown Grassroots Groups Awarded

(Feb. 8, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded $105,736 to 27 resident-led organizations seeking to transform their neighborhoods and communities. 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 communication and collaboration among residents… Continue reading

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