Youngstown Foundation Awards $216K in Q2 Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded grants for the second quarter of the year to 11 area organizations totaling $216,600. The grants, which include the Hine Memorial Fund recipients and donor advised fund distributions range from $8,000 to $50,000.

Additionally, more than $186,000 was distributed to local nonprofits through the foundation’s 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 first-quarter grants include:

  • Antonine Sisters Day Care: $15,000 to assist with facility renovations.
  • Beatitude House: $15,000 for House of Blessing Renovations.
  • Café Augustine: $15,000 for jobs/skill training program.
  • Canfield Fair Foundation: $50,000 for construction of new Junior Fair Coliseum and Event Center.
  • Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley: $25,000 for K-12 programs in Youngstown City School District.
  • Mahoning Valley College Access Program: $8,000 to provide Ohio College Guides program in the Youngstown City Schools.
  • Mahoning Valley Manufacturer’s Coalition: $15,000 in support of the local Manufacturing Readiness program.
  • Youngstown CityScape: $20,000 for organizational support.

Recipients of first-quarter Hine grants include:

  • Down Syndrome Association of the MV: $13,600 to fund the iCan Shine Bike Camp, a recreational program designed to teach children with disabilities to independently ride a two wheel bike.
  • Butler Institute of American Art: $25,000 to assist with entrance masonry repairs for handicap accessibility.
  • Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries: $15,000 to help support follow-up for pre-school age children identified as “at risk” through the Amblyopia Screening program.

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