CFMV Publishes 2017 Community Report in The Business Journal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is leaving behind a traditional annual report, opting instead to publish a special insert in the Mid-April edition of The Business Journal. The new report format features 2017 results and highlights the organization’s continued focus on community.

“The Community Foundation continues evolving,” said Shari Harrell, CFMV president. “In our efforts to become a more inclusive and outwardly focused organization, this new report format will share our work with a broader group of people while also inviting the community to join us in improving the Mahoning Valley.”

Along with its three supporting organizations, the Community Foundation officially launched the Healthy Community Partnership ast year, an effort aimed at improving the region’s health outcomes. The 2017 Community Report, published this week, details those efforts and the overall impact of their grant-making and community leadership initiatives.

Below are highlights of the foundation’s work in 2017.

  • The foundation awarded a total of $1.5 million from its component funds with 36% for health and human services projects, 23% for education and 32% to support community well-being.
  • The William Swanston Charitable Fund made grants totaling $424,900 to 10 local organizations focused on the welfare of abused, neglected or at-risk children.
  • The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation disbursed $225,202 to 12 Trumbull County organizations while the Western Reserve Health Foundation granted $574,108 to 16 Mahoning County organizations. Both TMHF and WRHF funded innovated projects that aligned with the priorities identified by each county’s community health assessment.
  • The Community Foundation ended 2017 with a total of $63.2 million in combined assets and 121 funds.

Comprehensive lists of 2017 donors and funds held at the foundation can be found in the full online report at

The Community Foundation’s lifetime grants total more than $21.5 million, and it administers combined assets of more than $63 million. It is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.

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