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Strimbu Memorial Fund Awards $110,500 in Grants

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The Board of Directors of the Strimbu Memorial Fund has allocated $110,500 in grants to local economic development and charitable organizations and individuals in need, Jim Grasso announced this week.

Grasso is president of the board.

Recipients of the grants — nonprofits, charitable groups economic development agencies – met at the Winner Arts and Cultural Center in Sharon, Pa. Spencer Strimbu and Dustin Ghizzoni also were elected to the board at the meeting.

Since its creation in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund has provided more than $3 million in donations and scholarships.

“These grants are essential to the organizations that assist in economic development efforts and provide assistance and programs to those in need,” said Bill Strimbu, president of Nick Strimbu Inc. and a son of Nick Strimbu Jr. , in whose honor the fund was created. “Their work is extremely important and beneficial to our surrounding communities.”

Recipients of the grants:

  • American Red Cross, Lake to River Chapter in the northeastern Ohio region.
  • Community Food Warehouse.
  • Community Library of the Shenango Valley.
  • Joshua’s Haven.
  • Military Affairs of Northeast Ohio.
  • Penn-Northwest Development Corp.
  • Prince of Peace Center.
  • Salvation Army.
  • United Way of Mercer County.
  • Meals on Wheels Shenango Valley.
  • Meals on Wheels Trumbull County.
  • The Hope Center for Arts & Technology.
  • West Hill Ministries.
  • Inspiring Minds.
  • Jamie’s Story.
  • WaterFire, Sharon, Pa.
  • Mercer County Mentoring.

The fund has set Feb. 26 as the date of its annual Wild Game Dinner and May 3 as the date of the annual Strimbu Memorial BBQ. Funds raised will enable the Strimbu Memorial Fund to continue its support of area charitable initiatives.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.