Three Valley Foundations Release Common COVID-19 Crisis Relief Application

(Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Together, three Valley foundations created the COVID-19 Crisis Relief Application to simplify the grant request process for nonprofits addressing impacts of the current health crisis. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Foundation released the application Friday morning. The common form can be accessed… Continue reading

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Three Valley Foundations Release Common COVID-19 Crisis Relief Application

(Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Together, three Valley foundations created the COVID-19 Crisis Relief Application to simplify the grant request process for nonprofits addressing impacts of the current health crisis. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Foundation released the application Friday morning. The common form can be accessed… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation invests in Mahoning Valley policy and STEM-related curiosity in Warren City School District students

(March 10, 2020, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded a grant at its March board of directors meeting to Policy Matters Ohio in support of the organization’s work protecting Mahoning Valley residents from exploitive financial products and practices. The second of two Community Investment Grants totaling $63,000 went to the National Inventors… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Board Renews its Support for Two Neighborhood-focused Community Development Corporations

(Dec. 13, 2019, Warren, Ohio) – Over the next two years, The Raymond John Wean Foundation will award more than $2 million to the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) to expand the Foundation’s support of resident engagement, race equity and inclusion, social equity, collaboration, community investment and learning. At its… Continue reading

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New Strategic Direction Will Guide Work for Wean Foundation until 2023

(October 4, 2019, Warren, Ohio) – After 18 months of planning, listening and learning, staff members of The Raymond John Wean Foundation have launched a new strategic plan to guide their work through 2023. The new plan, developed with input from nearly 200 community stakeholders, calls for the Foundation to consider race equity and inclusion… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Supports Building Capacity for Criminal Justice Reform Work

(June 21, 2019, Warren, Ohio) – At its June Board of Directors meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded The Ohio Transformation Fund (OTF) a multi-year grant in support of its work to address the impact of mass criminalization and incarceration in Ohio’s communities. OTF efforts include community organizing, policy advocacy and civic engagement programs… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces New Staff Member

(May 10, 2019, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation is pleased to announce Korey Gall as its new capacity building officer.  In this role, Gall will implement the Foundation’s Capacity Building Program strategies which include its Capacity Building Fund; Race Equity and Inclusion Initiatives; and Capacity Building Events. Prior to joining the Wean… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces Community Investment Grants

(Warren, March 20, 2019) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation Board of Directors held their first quarterly meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 6. Community Investment grants totaling $226,383 were awarded to four organizations for integrated, equitable solutions aligned with the Foundation’s four strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity and public… Continue reading

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2019 Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Announced for Warren and Youngstown Grassroots Groups

(Feb. 15, 2019, Warren, Ohio) – Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, awarded 23 resident-led organizations a total of $94,416 in support of projects improving the quality of life in Warren and Youngstown neighborhoods. Central to the Foundation’s work is the belief that resident engagement is essential for authentic lasting… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Fourth Quarter Activities Announced

(Warren, December 10, 2018) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation Board of Directors held their final quarterly meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 4. Grants totaling $79, 838 were awarded to two Valley organizations strengthening leadership development and increasing civic engagement. December Grantees are: Youngstown State University, Center for Nonprofit Leadership – In support… Continue reading

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