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Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants

Grants to Ohio Nonprofit Grassroots Organizations
for Community Projects in Warren and Youngstown

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Raymond John Wean Foundation

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Ohio nonprofit grassroots organizations for community projects that improve the quality of life for residents of Warren and Youngstown. A representative of the applicant organization must attend an orientation event prior to submitting an application.

Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, supports grassroots groups in Warren and Youngstown with the most promising efforts to address Resident Identified Priorities and:

  • Center race equity and inclusion in the design, implementation and impact of the work
  • Expand meaningful participation and leadership of residents closest to the challenge
  • Build community by encouraging communication, collaboration and connection among residents and organizations
  • Leverage financial, human and material resources that exist in the community

Neighborhood SUCCESS grantees who responded to the community survey identified neighborhood priorities including:

  • Race equity and inclusion
  • Blight remediation and housing conditions
  • Job training and entrepreneur development
  • Food security and healthy food access
  • Youth employment, training and recreation
  • Neighborhood safety
  • Community cohesion and unity
  • Digital inclusion
  • Effective and accountable government and civic leadership

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145752

Number of Grants:

A maximum of 30 projects will be funded each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Awards – $500 to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for support, a group or organization must:
-Operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including schools, faith-based and public organizations or be a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
-Be comprised of three or more unrelated residents and located in Warren or Youngstown;
Attend a Grantseeker Orientation; and
-Match the amount it seeks with contributions that may include: volunteer labor, cash or in-kind donations of goods and services.
-Have active resident-led leadership and majority resident representation in key decision-making roles.

The Foundation Does Not Fund:
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability
-Individuals, businesses/forprofit entities
-Individual scholarships or grants, even if through an otherwise qualified organization
-Religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes
-Government agencies or departments
-Endowment funds or capital campaigns
-Fundraising event sponsorship
-Political campaigns or promotion of issues
-Debt reduction
-Foreign operations or expenditures
-National fundraising campaigns or mass mailing campaigns
-Veterans’ organizations or fraternal societies

-Organizations may receive one grant per 12-month funding cycle.

Pre-proposal Conference:

At least one representative, ideally the primary or secondary contact person of the group/organization seeking funding consideration, is required to attend a Grantseeker Orientation Session prior to application submission. The orientation supports potential grantees in the application process and provides an opportunity to connect with Foundation staff and peer groups. Grantseekers must attend annually to maintain eligibility.

To view a list of events and to register, click here:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for 2020 funding consideration is Monday, February 3, 2020.

Grantseekers will be notified of award decisions within six weeks of the application deadline.

Grantseekers are required to match the amount they are seeking with contributions.

Grantseekers are strongly encouraged to meet with staff and Resident Council members for an in-depth technical review of their Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants application prior to submission. Upwards of 75% of grantseekers who participate in Technical Assistance opportunities receive funding. Multiple dates at convenient locations are shared at the Grantseeker Orientations.

In order to learn more about your group and project the Resident Council may schedule a learning conversation as a part of their review process.

For eligibility information:

For information on the application process:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

Cheryl Crooks
Business and Grants Officer


Phone: 330.394.5600
Fax: 330.394.5601

147 West Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44481

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Warren and Youngstown

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