CFMV Health Foundations Seek Grant Proposals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Health Foundation and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation have funds available for charitable projects focused on the health of residents in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Proposals should address underlying social and economic challenges contributing to poor health outcomes and extend past behavior- or program-related services by modifying policies, systems and environments and demonstrating collaboration among sectors. 

Letters of inquiry are due Aug. 16 for both foundations, each of which are overseen by the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. 

In addition to addressing community health needs, both foundations have restricted funds available for grantmaking to address specific issues. Trumbull Memorial holds funds related to cancer, hospice, diabetes, orthopedics and women’s and children’s health. Western Reserve has a cancer and pediatric fund. There is no letter of inquiry required for the issue-specific grant programs and full applications are due Sept. 27. 

At their June meetings, the Western Reserve Health Foundation and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation approved grants for transportation services, a Mahoning County food access coordinator and the Produce Perks legislative campaign. Western Reserve granted $250,300 and Trumbull Memorial granted $47,500 during the first cycle of the year. 

Separate requests for proposals for the community health and issue-specific grant programs are on each foundation’s page at Applicants should use the request for proposal to determine eligibility before submission. 

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