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The Youngstown Foundation Grants

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits for
Community Service Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Youngstown Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/13/21 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for community service programs. Eligible program areas include arts and culture, education, the environment, economic and community development, health, and human services. Funding types include programs, capital projects, and operations. The Foundation’s catchment area is Youngstown and vicinity.

Funds within the Foundation with specific catchment areas are CASTLO Community Fund which serves Campbell, Struthers, Lowellville, Coitsville and Poland Townships and Mahoning Valley Sports Charities Fund which serves Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

The Youngstown Foundation’s grants reflect its desire to be innovative, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the local community.

In recent years, the Foundation’s grantmaking has reflected innovative proposals that:

  • Originate from a local office of the organization, if there is one
  • Target a population that lives in Youngstown and vicinity
  • Demonstrate strong volunteer leadership and involvement
  • Promote collaboration and reduce duplication of services
  • Strengthen the ability of our community to respond more effectively to needs
  • Build on strengths of the community
  • Apply the Foundation’s resources optimally to meet an important community need
  • Confirm agency's sustainability/strategic plan

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175551

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $300,000.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year commitments will not be considered, nor should grantees expect routine annual funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Youngstown Foundation welcomes applications and inquiries from local nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity that serves the people of Youngstown and vicinity and does not discriminate in the hiring of staff or provision of services.

Grants are generally not awarded for:
- Film, video, radio or television projects
- Endowments, debt reduction or budget deficits
- Political projects
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Grants or loans to individuals
- Short-term events such as conferences, festivals, fundraising functions, award programs
- Travel, tours or trips
- Sabbatical leaves; scholarly research

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are traditionally awarded within six weeks following each quarterly deadline. Requests must be received by 4:00 p.m. on:
- Wednesday, January 20
- Wednesday, April 14
- Wednesday, July 14
- Wednesday, October 13

As grant requests are received, they are directed to all charitable funds housed within The Youngstown Foundation for consideration and eligibility.

One (1) proposal per agency will be reviewed per calendar year so that we can help as many organizations as possible.

There is no official application form.

Contact Information:

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

Send application materials to:

Mail To: The Youngstown Foundation, P.o. Box 1162, Youngstown, Ohio 44501

Deliver To: 100 Federal Plaza East, Suite 101, Downtown Youngstown

P: 330-744-0320 | F: 330-744-0344

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Youngstown and vicinity

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