In order to be eligible for support from The Raymond John Wean Foundation your efforts must include integrated, equitable solutions that are well-aligned with our mission and values within one of the strategic priorities of:

To be eligible, an organization must be:

  • Tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including schools, faith-based and public organizations; and
  • Primarily serving the residents of the Mahoning Valley (on a case-by-case basis, the Foundation may consider support for regional, statewide or national public policy efforts that are otherwise aligned with our strategic priorities)

The Foundation Does Not Fund:

  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
  • Individuals, businesses/for profit entities
  • Individual scholarships or grants, even if through an otherwise qualified organization
  • Religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes
  • Participation or invention in any political campaigns or attempts to influence legislation except to the extent that such activities are permissible under IRS rules pertaining to recognized 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Endowment funds or capital campaigns
  • Film or video production
  • Debt reduction
  • Foreign operations or expenditures
  • National fundraising campaigns or mass mailing campaigns
  • Fundraising event sponsorship
  • Membership in civic organizations or trade associations
  • Veterans’ organizations or fraternal societies