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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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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