YOUNGSTOWN -- The International Institute Foundation is accepting applications for 2002 projects. Applicants must have a project to promote the needs of, interest in and understanding of the foreign born and-or should preserve and encourage development of the values and cultures of local ethnic communities through education, social service and arts programs. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations in the Youngstown area and submit a budget to qualify for consideration. Most grants are for partial funding. Written requests for application forms should be addressed to the International Institute Foundation, c/o Trust Department, National City Bank, 20 Federal Plaza, Youngstown 44503.