Wean Foundation Awards $360K in Community Investment Grants

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation Board of Directors approved $360,0000 in Community Investment grants for three organizations during its June 7 meeting.

Recipients include:

  • Ohio Transformational Fund: A collaborative fund led by an advisory council that seeks to transform the criminal legal system through collective grantmaking in support of Ohio based organizations committed to addressing the harms created by the criminal legal system.
  • Policy Matters Ohio: A policy research institute seeking to make Ohio more equitable, sustainable, vibrant and inclusive for all through research, coalition building, strategic communications and policy advocacy.
  • Valley Economic Development Partners Inc.: A Mahoning Valley organization seeking to use its combined economic development expertise with its specialized flexible lending solutions to grow the region’s economy.

Both the Ohio Transformational Fund and Policy Matters Ohio received general operating grants. 

Valley Partners, a new grantee for the foundation, received a planning and implementation grant for a program that will provide startup businesses in the Mahoning Valley with funds for accounting and legal support.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.