Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley awards $379,430 so far this year

Staff report


The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley awarded $379,430 in grants and distributions in its first grant cycle of the year, the organization announced.

The funds include $76,000 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, as well as $303,430 that was distributed outside of the grant process.

The largest grant, $12,500, went to the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. for its Glenwood Neighbors Initiative. The project seeks to “improve the quality of life, safety, walkability, public health and perception of the distressed Glenwood Avenue corridor to foster reinvestment and economic opportunity,” according to a news release.

Also, the YWCA of Warren received $12,000 for its girls’ STEM Camp, which will take place this summer.

Other grant recipients were the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland; Mahoning Valley College Access Program; Youngstown State University Regional Economic Development Initiative; the Ohio Foundation for Independent Colleges; East Side Organization Project; National Inventors Hall of Fame; Making Kids Count; Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership; and Boardman Township Park.

Distributions went to Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic; Boardman schools; Columbiana County Community Foundation; Mahoning Valley Historical Society; Champion schools; St. Edward Church; Diocese of Youngstown; Trumbull Family Fitness; Youngstown State University Foundation; Youngstown Cityscape; and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley.

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