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Western Reserve, Trumbull Health Foundations Seek Proposals

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation are seeking proposals for their community health grant programs and newly launched “issue-specific” grant programs.

The foundations, affiliates of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, support projects that serve the health needs of Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

“Both foundations support programs that might not otherwise exist,” said Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “In assessing the applications, the foundations give strong consideration to the needs specified in the community health assessments as well as alignment with the foundations’ restricted funds.”

The grant programs support projects that address priorities and goals identified in the Mahoning and Trumbull community health assessments.

Requests to the Western Reserve Health Foundation should align with Mahoning County health priorities including promoting healthy living and eating, addressing infant mortality, unhealthy birth outcomes and diabetes. Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation requests should align with Trumbull County health priorities including improving access to health care, reducing crime and drug abuse, and protecting the environment are priorities.

New in 2016 are issue-specific grant programs launched by both foundations to request proposals that align with their restricted funds. Sample areas available for funding include oncology, eye care and orthopedics.

Initial letters of inquiry for the community health programs are due Feb. 26, and applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in March. The deadline for submitting an application for the issue-specific grant program is March 25. No letters of inquiry are required.

Applications and additional information, including a complete list of issue-specific funds for both foundations are available on the Community Foundation website.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.