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Youngstown Foundation Awards $1.55M in Q1 Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded grants for the first quarter of the year to 13 area organizations totaling $1,551,813.33. The grants, which include the Hine Memorial Fund recipients and donor advised fund distributions range from $7,490 to $500,000.

Additionally, more than $332,000 was distributed to local nonprofits through the foundation’s support fund program.

The Youngstown Foundation, founded in 1918, is the largest community foundation in the Mahoning Valley and the fourth oldest in the country.

The foundation’s unrestricted fund first-quarter grants include:

  • Butler Institute of Art: $25,000 to assist with masonry restoration.
  • Power of the Arts: $15,000 for organizational support.
  • The Salvation Army: $20,000 in support of the emergency social services program.
  • Yellow Brick Place: $15,000 to expand the children’s program.
  • Council on Foundations: $13,100 for organizational support.
  • Philanthropy Ohio: $7,490 for organizational support.

Recipients of first-quarter Hine grants include:

  • ARC of NE Ohio: $13,000 to provide parent education training seminars for families of children with developmental disabilities and in support of the Next Chapter Book Club.
  • Easter Seals, Youngstown Hearing & Speech, Operation Search & Help: $240,628 to provide outpatient medical rehabilitation, weekend respite services, outpatient speech pathology, audiology, and in support of the Deaf Kids enrichment program.
  • YMCA: $85,000 for aquatic and physical education programs for children with diagnosed disabilities and assistance with installation of a new elevator.
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Center: $75,000 to provide speech pathology, physical and occupational therapies.
  • Help Hotline: $43,955 in support of a central information and referral source for parents and caregivers of children with mental health and diagnosed disabilities.
  • Paula & Anthony Rich Center: $30,000 to provide speech pathology and occupational therapies to the center’s students.
  • Potential Development program: $500,000 for the purchase and renovation of a new middle and elementary school building.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.