Swanston Fund Invites Inquiries for 2018 Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The William Swanston Charitable Fund is requesting proposals from IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that address childhood obesity within Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Interested applicants for the 2018 grant cycle must submit a letter of inquiry by Dec. 15. Detailed information, including a form for inquiries, can be found in the Swanston Fund section of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley website.

The Swanston Fund is committed to reducing childhood obesity and improving the overall health and well-being of at-risk children. The fund is looking for innovative projects that prevent or reduce obesity in the most vulnerable children in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Proposed projects should build on the evidence that providing early intervention, particularly for children age 0-5 and including prenatal care with pregnant women to promote healthy weight babies, reduces the risk of childhood obesity and improves the long-term health outcomes for those children.

Those with questions about the grant process or request for proposals can contact Casey Krell, director of supporting organizations and donor services, at 330-743-5555 or ckrell@cfmv.org.

The William Swanston Charitable Fund, established in 1919,  has provided grants for such causes as early childhood education, health and fitness initiatives, after-school programs, parent-involvement seminars, anti-bullying measures and many other efforts in support of local children. It is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.

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