Youngstown Foundation Awards $1.2M in Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants for the third quarter, the organization announced Monday, including $271,370 in donor-advised funds and $250,000 through the Support Fund.

In addition to those funds, foundation’s distribution committee awarded a total of $722,041 to 15 area organizations. Of those, three awards were made as part of the Hine Memorial Fund, which supports children diagnosed with disabilities. The awards were $201,594 to Potential Development, $54,092 to Smarts Community Art School and $21,774 to the nonprofit agency Hattie Larlham.

Elsewhere, awards from the Youngstown Foundation included:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, $10,000 in support of the site based mentoring program.
  • Blackburn Home for Aged People Association, $20,000 for capital improvements.
  • Butler Institute of American Art, $25,000 for the masonry restoration project.
  • Easter Seal Society, $50,834 for building upgrades.
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio, $5,000 in support of the STEM Journey after school program.
  • Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue on Racism, $4,000 program support.
  • Mahoning Valley College Access Program, $15,000 to support the Ohio College Guides program in Youngstown City Schools.
  • Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association, $19,910 for the renovation and relocation of historic track cars.
  • Smarts $21,457, to support free public programming classes.
  • Youngstown CityScape, $25,000 program support.
  • The Youngstown Symphony Society, $20,000 for capital improvements.

The foundation also awarded $10,000 to Inspiring Minds as part of the Mahoning Valley Sports Charities grant.

For more information on grants and available funds, visit or call 330 744 0320.

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