Youngstown Rotary Foundation to Award $25K to Nonprofits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Rotary Foundation this week announced a $25,000 Community Grant Program for local nonprofit organizations that positively impact the city of Youngstown.

A $10,000 Second Chance Community Impact Grant for Operational Support will be awarded to one nonprofit organization that aids offenders re-entering the community through education, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, job training, counseling and mentoring. General operating support is the working capital nonprofits need to sustain their day-to-day operations, said Josh Prest, president of the Rotary Club of Youngstown, in announcing the program.
A series of Community Program/Project Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to five organizations supporting programs or projects that will make a significant, positive difference in the Youngstown community.
Grant applications should address one or more of Rotary International’s seven areas of focus.

They include:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • Protecting the environment

The Rotary Club of Youngstown, founded in 1915, is one of 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide with a mission of “service above self.” The club has more than 70 members from business, nonprofit and philanthropic enterprises representing a cross-section of our community. The Youngstown Rotary Foundation was established in 1947 to support charitable endeavors.


Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.