Youngstown Foundation Awards $1.2M in Q1 Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sixteen area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $967,228.00 by the Distribution Committee of The Youngstown Foundation, reports Jan Strasfeld, executive director.

The grants, which includes Hine Memorial Fund recipients and donor advised fund distributions, range from $3,200 to over $373,000.

Additionally, more than $300,000 was distributed to local nonprofits through the Support Fund program.

Youngstown Foundation unrestricted fund first-quarter grants include:

  • Mahoning County District Board of Health: $3,200 towards technology for the MC HUB.
  • Children’s Hunger Alliance: $15,000 to provide healthy after school meals to low-income children in Youngstown.
  •  Oakhill Collaborative and Café Augustine: $15,000 for the purchase of equipment to expand life skills curriculum.
  • lYoungstown Rotary Foundation: $25,000 in support of Rotary’s 100th anniversary project to renovate Wick Park Pavilion.
  • Safehouse Ministries: $25,000 towards the expansion of a new residential treatment campus that will include a multi-purpose building.
  • The Salvation Army: $15,000 in support of the emergency social services program.
  • Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium Association: $35,000 for the outdoor staircase reconstruction project.
  • Youngstown CityScape: $30,000 to assist with administrative and technical expenses.
  • Council on Foundations: $13,100 to support  services.
  • Philanthropy Ohio: $5,000 in support of services.

Of the 16 grants awarded, six area organizations committed to serving children with diagnosed disabilities received funds from the Hine Memorial Fund of the Youngstown Foundation.

Recipients of the first-quarter Hine grants include:

  • ARC of NE Ohio: $18,480 to provide parent education training seminars for families of children with developmental disabilities and for expansion of the Next Chapter Book Club.
  •  Easter Seals, Youngstown Hearing & Speech: Operation Search & Help, $373,990
  • To provide outpatient medical rehabilitation, weekend respite services, outpatient speech pathology, audiology, Deaf Kids enrichment program and caseworker services designed to respond to the needs of individuals children with disabilities.
  • YMCA $72,000 to help fund aquatic and physical education programs for children with diagnosed disabilities.
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Center: $75,000 to provide speech pathology, counseling services, physical and occupational therapies for children who reside in Youngstown.
  •  Help Hotline $43,404 in support of a central information and referral source for parents and caregivers of children with mental health and diagnosed disabilities.
  •   Oh Wow! Children’s Center for Science & Technology: $172,304 for the design, implementation and installation of three permanent exhibits featuring different disabilities.

Donor Advised funds of The Youngstown Foundation collectively distributed $30,750.00 to several local 501c3 organizations in Mahoning County.

Founded in 1918, The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Mahoning Valley, the fourth oldest in the country and ranked in the top 100 nationally. With more than $110 million in charitable funds, close to $4.1 million in grants is awarded annually. For more information on grant application guidelines, applying for a grant, or our Support Fund charities, visit or call 330 744 0320.

SOURCE: The Youngstown Foundation.

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