Youngstown Foundation awards $534K to groups

Staff report


Organizations in the Mahoning Valley have been awarded grants totaling $534,396 by the Distribution Committee of The Youngstown Foundation.

The grants, which include Hine Memorial Fund recipients, were approved recently and range from $1,500 to $125,000.

The Youngstown Foundation provides financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral and physical well-being of the inhabitants of the city and vicinity.

The foundation is the largest community foundation in the Valley, the fourth oldest in the country, and ranked in the top 100 nationally. With approximately $85 million in charitable funds, close to $4.1 million in grants is awarded annually.

Youngstown Foundation second-quarter grants went to: Beatitude House, $12,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley, $2,500; Easter Seal Society, $25,000; Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education, $25,000; Habitat for Humanity, $20,000; Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, $25,000; Hope House Visitation Center, $15,000; Interfaith Home Maintenance, $10,000; Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley, $30,000; Mahoning Valley Historical Society, $30,000; Monday Musical Club, $5,000; city of Youngstown, $25,000; United Methodist Community Center, $15,000; YMCA of Youngstown, $25,000; Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Foundation, $25,000; Access Health Mahoning Valley, $1,700; AMVETS Post 44, $3,400; Friends of Stambaugh Golf Course, $3,000; and Trumbull County YMCA, $8,000.

For information on grant application guidelines, applying for a grant, or foundation Support Fund charities, go to the website, or call 330-744-0320.

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