The Foundation believes that a healthy community is one where residents are engaged, civic organizations are operating at a level of excellence and there are strong networks within the community that form alliances around shared interests and ambitions.

To achieve greater impact in our grantmaking, the Foundation focuses support on integrated, equitable solutions that are well-aligned with our mission and values within the strategic priorities of:

Community Revitalization

Economic Opportunity

Educational Opportunity

Public and Civic Sector Leadership

Within our strategic priorities, our grantmaking programs include:

Community Investment Grants

Central to the Wean Foundation’s work is the guiding principle that resident engagement is essential for authentic, lasting change to occur.

We will consider support of integrated, equitable solutions enhancing the quality of life in the Mahoning Valley.

Learn more about our Community Investment Grants.

Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants

Grants of $500 to $5000 awarded to support grassroots groups in Warren and Youngstown with the most promising efforts to address RESIDENT IDENTIFIED PRIORITIES and:

  • Center race equity and inclusion in the design, implementation and impact of the work
  • Expand meaningful participation and leadership of residents closest to the challenge
  • Build community by encouraging communication, collaboration and connection among residents and organizations
  • Leverage financial, human and material resources that exist in the community

Learn more about our Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants.