Wean Foundation Announces New Staff Member – Gall joins as new Capacity Building Officer

(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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Funding Opportunity through Foundation’s Grassroots Grant Program: Orientations Begin October 22

(September 25, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation that supports grassroots groups, is celebrating 10 years of investing just north of $1.6 million in 485 resident-led projects improving the quality of life in neighborhoods across Warren and Youngstown. Over the past decade, significant accomplishments have been made… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Announces Third Quarter Rich With Action

(Warren, September 14, 2018) – In a third quarter marked by a flurry of activity, The Raymond John Wean Foundation is sharing several exciting updates that include Community Investment awards, ongoing resident engagement in the Mahoning Valley and an expanded staff. At its September Board of Directors meeting, Economic Action Group (EAG) was awarded funding… Continue reading

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Join the Celebration! Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program is 10 years old.

(August 24, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – In what can be described as only success, The Raymond John Wean Foundation has invested more than $1.6 million in 485 resident-led projects over the past decade. Signs of the 10th year celebration are popping up all over the Valley – from the lobby display at the Foundation’s headquarters… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Names Mahoning Valley Residents to 2018 Emerging Leaders Cohort

(Warren, August 22, 2018) – After a competitive application process, the 2018 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program at The Raymond John Wean Foundation has been selected. This group of emerging community leaders will take part in a three-month program designed to cultivate leadership and foster radical imagination. “The complexity of challenges today requires leaders… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Kicks Off Main Street to Thumm’s Project with Public Input Sessions

(August 21, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – The Main Street to Thumm’s Project got underway with two public input sessions on Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16. Both sessions, hosted by the Foundation in partnership with the City of Warren, were facilitated by the Economic Action Group, a local economic development organization managing the project.… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Program Associate Chosen for National Fellowship

(June 1, 2018, Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced this week that Program Associate Nan Wilkoff was selected for the Next Gen Fellowship with Exponent Philanthropy, the country’s largest association of funders. Exponent Philanthropy, whose stated mission is to create “a better world through informed, passionate philanthropy,” created the Next Gen Fellows… Continue reading

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