CFMV’s Fund for Women & Girls Accepting Applications

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Fund for Women & Girls at the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is accepting applications for its Microfunding Event on April 16. 

At the event, which will take place at YWCA Mahoning Valley, supporters of the fund will hear pitches from organizations and vote on who will receive $3,500 in prize money. There will be a grand prize winner, and smaller grants will also be awarded. Previous winners will also share the stories of what they accomplished with support from the fund.

Preference will be given to projects that encourage the advancement, leadership and full participation of women and girls in Mahoning and Trumbull counties; help women and girls achieve their full potential; create opportunities for economic, educational and personal growth for women and girls; and have women making up at least 50% of the applicant organization’s staff, volunteers and/or leadership.

In addition to projects by nonprofit organizations, applications for student projects are also welcomed. For student groups at Youngstown State University, interested organizations should have an account with the YSU Foundation, where a potential grant payment can be made for their organization. High school students who are part of programs hosted by nonprofits should include a letter from the organization that the nonprofit is willing to support the project and receive payment.

Applications are due by March 15. A copy of the application form can be downloaded HERE. Completed applications can be submitted via email to or by mail to the CFMV office at 201 E. Commerce St. Suite 150, Youngstown, OH 44503.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.