Wean Foundation Announces $226K in Grants

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved community investment grants totaling $226,383 at its quarterly meeting earlier this month, approving awards to seven organizations.

Trumbull County Historical Society was given a grant for its Voices oral history project, which will engage residents across Warren to collect the history and shared memories of their neighborhoods. The histories will be compiled to create an electronic oral-history map.

Fund for Our Economic Future’s award will be used to support it economic development work throughout northeastern Ohio. The agency’s three-year goals include defining and maintain a regional growth agenda, creating a leadership network and pooling resources to drive innovation.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame in Canton received a grant for its Invention project, which works with 50 students in the Warren and Youngstown city school districts and presents them with real-world challenges to teach economics, entrepreneurship, science and technology.

Rockwood Leadership was awarded a grant for the Leadership Now: Ohio program, a cross-sector fellowship that connections leaders from the Mahoning Valley with their counterparts across the state to affect change and the local, state and national levels.

Other grants were made to the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley for the Healthy Community Partnership and to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. for the organizations’ respective community health initiatives.

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