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Youngstown Foundation Announces Q3 Grants - Business Journal


The Youngstown Foundation announced it will award nearly $400,000 to area organizations including $20,000 to the Butler Institute of American Art here.

The foundation also reported a strong third quarter, with more than $107 million in assets.

The foundation’s distribution committee, which met in September, approving grants from the unrestricted fund as well as the Hine Memorial Fund, the Support Fund, and several donor advised and restricted funds, said Janice E. Strasfeld, executive director.

Youngstown Foundation unrestricted fund grants include:

Butler Institute of American Art, $20,000 toward passenger elevator construction and temperature control units for collection vaults.

Beatitude House, $10,000 in support of general apartment and security system repairs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, $7,500 for the site based mentoring program.

Easter Seals, $25,000 for building renovations and tree removal expenses.

Paisley House, $21,635 exterior door updates for fire safety and compliance.

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., $20,000 toward creation of the Community Revitalization House.

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, $ 25,000 toward economic and workforce development projects.

City of Youngstown, $20,000 to address Youngstown code enforcement and blight remediation.

CASA, $8,900 for operational support.

Oak Hill Collaborative, $15,000 to purchase tools and equipment to develop a Maker Space facility.

Power of the Arts, $20,000 to support the Arts Mean Business initiative.

Two area organizations committed to serving children with diagnosed disabilities received funds from the Hine Memorial Fund of the Youngstown Foundation.

Hine Memorial Fund grants include:

SMARTS, $27,027 in support of the SMARTS Beats Drum Program.

Mahoning Valley Epilepsy, $1,710 in scholarships for Camp Frog Epilepsy Camp.

Grants from restricted and donor-advised funds were awarded to the following organizations:

Beatitude House, $3,600

Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, $4,800

Camp Fitch YMCA, $5,400

Pregnancy Help Center, $3,600

Inspiring Minds, $12,000

Protestant Family Service, $2,400

Silver Lining Cancer Fund, $6,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,200

Potential Development, $8,000

Battered Women’s Shelter, $10,000

Youngstown Air Reserve Space, $750

Youngstown Symphony, $500

Gleaners Food Bank, $3,769.52

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, $500

Founded in 1918, The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Valley, the fourth oldest in the country and ranked in the top 100 nationally.

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