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September 26, 2012 - Youngstown, OH

The Youngstown Foundation awards $248,817 in 3rd quarter grants, ranks 17th on list of Largest Grantmaking Foundations in NE Ohio

In the September 3, 2012 edition of Crain’s Cleveland Business, The Youngstown Foundation was ranked 17th on their recent list of Largest Grantmaking Foundations in NE Ohio. Foundations were ranked by amount of 2011 grants. The Youngstown Foundation’s largest grant was in the amount of $454,000 made to the Easter Seal Society/Youngstown Hearing & Speech Center. Ohio is home to over 3,000 foundations, 50% of which fall into the northeast region.

2012 grant awards continue at the same level of giving. In its third quarter distributions, eighteen area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $248,817.00 by the Distribution Committee of The Youngstown Foundation. These grants include distributions from the Hine Memorial Fund and the Mahoning Valley Sports Charities Funds.

Youngstown Foundation third quarter grants include:

American Red Cross: $7,500
Support for services to the Armed Forces Program.

Butler Institute of American Art: $25,000
Renovation of Butler North.

Girl Scouts of NE Ohio: $15,000
Continued programming support in Youngstown City Schools.

Greater Western reserve/Boy Scouts: $15,000
Roof for maintenance building and pool cover.

Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative: $10,000
To support Youngstown Neighborhood Leadership Council’s Citizen Democracy program.

Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic: $20,000
Support of pilot recovery coach program

News Outlet: $15,000
Support for journalism program.

OCCHA: $20,000
Support for After School program and Day Camp.

Potential Development: $20,000
Repair of roof and damaged wall.

Rescue Mission: $12,917
Purchase and installation of an air conditioning system

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation: $20,000
Renovation and construction of Iron Roots Urban Farm building.

Youngstown Playhouse: $11,400
Repairs to parking lot.

Grow Youngstown: $10,000
To sustain and expand the Supported Agriculture program.

Mahoning River Corridor Initiative: $15,000
To support the implantation of a regional urban economic revitalization plan in the Mahoning River Corridor.

Tech Belt Initiative: $2,000
To support the regional initiatives to accelerate economic growth.

OH WOW Children’s Center for Science & Technology: $5,000
For implementation, design and install process of a new health and wellness exhibit.

Youngstown State University: $20,000
Purchase of a wheelchair transport vehicle which will be utilized to transport students with short term or permanent disabilities across campus.

About The Youngstown Foundation
The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Valley with over eighty-seven million dollars in assets. Founded in 1918, it is the 4th oldest in the country and ranked in the top 100 nationally. It is a locally administered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which distributes over $4.1 million in grants annually. Additional information is available at

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