Youngstown Foundation Announces Grants Totaling $1.7M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation has announced $1.7 million in grants, supporting organizations including Potential Development, the Easter Seals and the YMCA of Youngstown.

“As we enter our second century of service to the community, our focus remains the same. We are committed to embracing our role as a leader in the community and coordinating our resources to enhance the quality of life for Youngstown residents,” said the foundation’s executive director, Jan Strasfeld, in a release.

Receiving unrestricted grants are:

  • Café Augustine,  $31,700 to assist with the purchase of a vehicle and equipment to support catering services. 
  • City Club of the Mahoning Valley,  $15,000 to support continued development and growth of civic dialogue program.
  • Council on Foundations, $13,100 for organizational support.
  • Flying High Inc., $91,000 in support of Eagle’s Nest II Recovery Project.
  • Fund for our Economic Future,  $11,111 for organizational support. 
  • Philanthropy Ohio, $10,928 for organizational support.
  • Meridian Health Care, $68,074 for South Campus building renovations.
  • Ohio Urban Renaissance, $10,000 for renovation of Buckeye Elks Center.
  • Protestant Family Service, $6,802 for technology upgrades.

Recipients of grants from the Hine Memorial Fund include:

  • ARC of NE Ohio, $13,000 to provide Parent Education Training seminars for families of children with developmental disabilities and in support of the Next Chapter Book Club.
  • Easter Seals, $149,300 to provide weekend respite services, teen group, Deaf Kids enrichment program services and the Suitability program. 
  • YMCA, $123,700 for aquatic and physical education programs for children with diagnosed disabilities and to launch the Recreational Respite program.
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Center, $25,000 to provide outpatient medical services.
  • Help Hotline, $46,173 in support of a central information and referral source for parents and caregivers of children with mental health and diagnosed disabilities.
  • Autism Society, $20,000 to support Camp F.R.I.E.N.D., a summer camp experience designed for children with autism.  
  • Down Syndrome Association of the Valley, $14,400 for costs associated with the iCan Shine Bike program.
  • Potential Development, $300,000 to complete classroom renovations and the installation of an accessible playground at the elementary/middle school.  

In addition, more than $400,000 was distributed to 60 local, regional and national nonprofits through the Youngstown Foundation’s 70 donor-advised funds.

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