Wean Foundation funds Mahoning Valley initiatives

Staff report


The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $103,000 at its board of directors’ meeting earlier this month.

In addition to aligning with the foundation’s priorities of economic and educational opportunities, those funded demonstrated a keen ability to leverage local, regional and state dollars.

Grants were made to these organizations:

Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People for its Senior Financial Empowerment Initiative, which provides services and evidence-based programming to increase the financial stability of Ohio’s aging population.

National Inventors Hall of Fame for its Invention Project Middle School STEM Program for Mahoning County Youth, which enables students to attend a week of intensive programming that blends STEM education with business and entrepreneurial skills.

Youngstown Business Incubator for Women in Entrepreneurship, which creates economic opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged women through education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

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