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Wean Foundation Awards Neighborhood Grants

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Neighborhood Success Grants. In total, $105,736 was awarded to 27 organizations in the Mahoning Valley.

“The 2018 Neighborhood Success grantees are leveraging existing resources and engaging residents to implement innovative solutions for their neighborhoods,” said program officer Corrie Adams.

Those receiving grants must match the amount awarded with volunteer labor, cash and in-kind donations. Awards ranged from $500 to $5,000. Since the Neighborhood Success program began in 2008, more than $1.6 million has been awarded to support 485 projects in the Mahoning Valley.

The 2018 Neighborhood Success Grant recipients, and the programs supported, are:

  • A Bridge from Coal to Diamond Girls, ABC Diamond Girls
  • Boulevard Park Block Watch, Beautiful Boulevard Park Neighborhood
  • Brownlee Woods Neighborhood Association, Lynn Park playground improvements
  • Citizens Uniting Citizens, Family Ties
  • Crandall Park South Neighborhood Association, neighborhood safety and tree planting
  • Dave Grohl Alley Committee, Dave Grohl Alley ReFresh
  • Downtown Youngstown Partnership, downtown tree replacement
  • Earth Angel Farm, Earth Tub and Recycle Room
  • Friends of the Mahoning River, RiverFest
  • Historic Perkins Homestead Neighborhood Association, Perkins Rose Garden revitalization
  • Junior Organizers, Operation Outlet
  • Know Your Neighbor Block Watch, Voices
  • Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Hope For Newport Community Garden
  • Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park, maintenance and beautficiation
  • Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Association, Verona Avenue improvement and beautification
  • Quilts from the Heart
  • Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association, Mahoning Avenue Corridor Connections
  • St. Patrick Church of Youngstown, South Side Orchard
  • T.N.R. of Warren, A Purrfect Solution for Neighborhoods and Community Cats
  • Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past
  • The Upton Association, Fourth Grade Ohio History Tour
  • Trumbull County Historical Society, Look Here: Warren’s Past in the Present
  • Upper North Heights Neighborhood Association, beautification
  • Urban Farm Cooperative, Beginning Farmer Initiative
  • West Princeton Avenue Block Watch Club, Peace Corner
  • YSUscape, Community Painting Day


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