Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation awards $153,000 for Trumbull projects

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Staff report

WARREN

The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation has awarded $153,200 in grants to 10 health-oriented projects in Trumbull County.

The largest was $39,700 for the Warren Youth Fitness Challenge, a new nutrition-education and physical-fitness program of the Warren City Schools. It will serve about 400 students who attend preschool and middle-school after-school programs at the schools and after-school childcare programs at the Warren YMCA and Warren YWCA.

The Fitness Challenge will include lessons on meal planning, cooking, gardening and nutrition, plus twice-a-week physical-education sessions. It is part of a regional effort spearheaded by the Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids Coalition, which was established earlier this year through a grant from the William Swanston Charitable Fund.

The foundation also granted:

$30,000 to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland for occupational and speech-language therapies for children whose families have limited financial resources.

$26,000 to the nursing program at Kent State University Trumbull Campus for the purchase of eight advanced simulation mannequins.

$6,880 to a training program through the American Red Cross.

$2,000 for a family nutrition program through Catholic Charities.

$10,650 for Project KIND through Community Solutions.

$18,000 for the Special Navigator program for families with special needs through the Help Hotline Crisis Center.

$2,425 for Vials for LIFE through Trumbull Mobile Meals.

$10,000 for Project GROW through the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

$7,500 for the Youth Ready Workforce Program through the United Methodist Center.

The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation provides grants each year to initiatives that advance the health of Trumbull County residents. It has assets of more than $13 million. The foundation is the successor to the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation, which was created by the hospital in 1976. Since 2012, the foundation has operated separately from the hospital as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.