Youngstown Foundation Awards $1.5M in Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded grants for the second quarter of the year to 13 area organizations totaling $928,553. The grants were awarded from the unrestricted funds, Mahoning Valley Sports Charities and Hine Memorial Funds.

Additionally, donor advised funds collectively dispersed $266,500 to several 501(c)3 organizations while over $370,000 was distributed to local nonprofits through the support fund program.

The Youngstown Foundation, founded in 1918, is the largest community foundation in the Mahoning Valley and the fourth oldest in the country.

The foundation’s unrestricted fund second-quarter grants include:

  • The Jewish Community Center: $50,000 in support of a range of campus and community revitalization projects.
  • Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley: $25,000 for program curriculum in Youngstown City Schools.
  • Mahoning Valley Historical Society: $50,000 for roof replacement.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank: $5,000 for the upgrade and installation of cooling unit equipment.
  • Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium: $100,000 for capital improvements.
  • Youngstown Business Incubator: $40,000 in support of the XJet Ceramic Printing Program.
  • Youngstown State University: $27,000 for the YSTAR Academic Allies Initiative.

Recipients of second-quarter Hine grants include:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital of Mahoning Valley: $500,000 for the purchase and renovation of the former Youngstown Hearing & Speech Center building.
  • Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley: $10,000 to support summer day camp for children and teens with autism.
  • Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries: $16,000 to provide screening, follow-up and referrals for pre-school children identified as at risk by the Amblyopia Vision Screening Program.
  • Youngstown State University: $40,870 for the purchase of active based movement desks, chairs and accelerometers to be utilized at ACLD Learning Center.
  • Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.: $54,683 to incorporate accessibility improvements to Homestead and Jackson Parks.

Mahoning Valley Sports Charities grant recipient:

  • Liberty Local School District: $10,000 for renovation of the Liberty Youth Recreation Impact Center.

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