(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 the Foundation’s strategic priority of
Educational Opportunity: School, college and career readiness for Warren and Youngstown City
School District students, grants were awarded to:

Eastern Ohio Education Partnership (EOEP) – Fostering collaboration to align proven practices that
maximize educational outcomes, cradle to career.

Inspiring Minds (IM) – Engaging, inspiring and empowering youth to reach their full potential
through education and exposure to life-changing experiences.

Mahoning Valley College Access Program (MVCAP) – Increasing the number of Mahoning Valley
high school students attending college or post-secondary education.

Turning Foundation – Bringing classroom dreams to life, helping educators discover and secure
funding through grant opportunities and creating a learning environment that promotes student
success and connects to the well-being of the community.

Aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priority of Economic Opportunity: Increased economic
mobility for residents, funding was awarded to the Youngstown Business Incubator,
Women in Entrepreneurship Program (WE)
– promoting the growth and creation of women and minority-owned
enterprises as a channel for creating personal and community wealth.

Other grants awarded include:

Interfaith Home Maintenance Services, Inc.
Emergency Home Repairs

Kent State University Foundation, Inc.
The Road Not Taken; STEM Career Exploration for Young Women

Philanthropy Ohio
General Operating Support

Youngstown State University
Summer Bridge 2018

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