Community Foundation ‘Giving Tuesday and Beyond’ Campaign Raises More Than $80K

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio ­– Local residents ended 2022 on a giving note as they supported the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s month-long Giving Tuesday And Beyond campaign, leading to more than $80,000 being donated to area nonprofits. 

Between Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 and the end of the year, donors gave $31,560.97 to agency funds housed at the Community Foundation, while the foundation committed an additional $50,000 to match gifts, up to $2,000 per fund. After the end of the campaign, the remaining money in the pool was divided evenly between the 18 agency funds that received at least one donation – no matter how big or small the gift was.

“We are in awe of and incredibly thankful for the support this community has shown to nonprofits,” says Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “Agency funds exist to provide nonprofits with long-term stability and these gifts help ensure that organizations can continue their mission well into the future.”

The agency funds that received gifts during the Giving Tuesday And Beyond campaign were:

  • Angels for Animals Endowment Fund
  • Beatitude House Endowment Fund
  • Easter Seals Building Tomorrow Fund
  • Interfaith Home Maintenance Service Fund (Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.)
  • Joseph E. Scarvell Youth Theatre Endowment  Fund (Youngstown Playhouse)
  • Mary B. Smith Fund – Altrusa International of Youngstown
  • Meridian Community Care Endowment Fund
  • Opera Western Reserve Endowment Fund
  • Potential Development Endowment Fund
  • Project MKC Agency Fund
  • Someplace Safe Endowment Fund
  • Trumbull County Historical Society Endowment Fund
  • Trumbull County Coaches Association Fund
  • Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries Fund
  • Youngstown Hearing & Speech Center Capital Fund (Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties)

Donations can be made to any of the 33 agency funds housed at the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley year-round by visiting CFMV.org/agency-funds.

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