Three Valley Foundations Extend Final Call for Proposals Through Joint COVID-19 Application

(Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Three Valley foundations that have been working together on COVID-19 grantmaking issued a final call for proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation set Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. as the… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Deepens Focus on Race Equity and Inclusion and Welcomes New Staff Member

(March 16, 2021 – Warren, Ohio) Maintaining its commitment to center racial equity in its work and using its Strategic Direction: 2019 – 2023 as the framework, members of the Board and leadership team are embedding the Foundation’s values of race equity, resident engagement and a culture of listening into each of its pillars: grantmaking,… Continue reading

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Wean Park Erects Its Newest Community Engagement Piece

(February 15th – Youngstown, OH) – JAC Management Group and Wean Park’s Community Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator, Derrick McDowell, have secured a ‘Little Free Library’ to stand on Wean Park’s promenade supplied by the Youngstown Rotary in conjunction with the Little Free Library Foundation. Installation of this ‘Little Free Library’ occurred the week of February… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation Invites Grassroots Community Builders to Streamlined Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program

(January 11, 2021 – Warren, Ohio) The Raymond John Wean Foundation invites grassroots groups from Warren and Youngstown to apply for Neighborhood SUCCESS grants of $500 to $5,000 through a new streamlined application portal beginning January 14, 2021. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color and requires an urgent, equitable response that places… Continue reading

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Three Valley Foundations Extend Final Call for 2020 Proposals Through Joint COVID-19 Application

(November 3, 2020 – Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Together, three Valley foundations issued a final call for 2020 grant proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Crisis Relief and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation set Friday, November 20 as the final 2020 deadline for… Continue reading

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Wean Foundation’s ‘Respond. Stabilize. Redesign.’ Plan Addresses Pandemic and Race Equity in the Valley

(September 9, 2020 – Warren, Ohio) COVID-19 and race equity topped the agenda at the Wean Foundation’s 3rd quarter Board of Directors meeting on September 1st. “As the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism persist, an ongoing, equitable response from the Wean Foundation is required,” said Jennifer Roller, Wean Foundation president. “With board support, we are… Continue reading

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Local Partners Collaborate to Build Community Food Access Resource for the Mahoning Valley

(June 17, 2020 – Warren, OH) From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Mahoning Valley funders and civic organizations worked together to share information, leverage their support and ease the burden on organizations working to serve the community and respond quickly to the most pressing requests during the pandemic. One such request was access to… Continue reading

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Three Valley Foundations Expand Grantmaking to Support the Region’s Stabilization and Reemergence Efforts

(June 17, 2020 – Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Three Valley foundations expanded their collaborative grantmaking to include stabilization efforts and support for organizations working toward the region’s reemergence from the current health crisis. Together, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation and the Youngstown Foundation released an updated application Monday morning.… 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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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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