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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
for Initiatives that Promote Health

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (CFMV) - Western Reserve Health Foundation (WRHF)

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Deadline Date:

04/10/20 Postmarked or Emailed


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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for initiatives that promote the health and wellness of local residents. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Preference is given to projects that address the underlying causes of poor health among the residents of Mahoning County.

Mahoning County Public Health Community Health Improvement Plan priorities:

  1. Mental health and addiction: Initiatives that improve mental health status and reduce substance abuse and addiction
  2. Chronic Disease: Initiatives that reduce chronic disease
  3. Maternal and Infant Health: Initiatives that improve maternal and infant health
  4. Social Determinants of Health: Initiatives that improve the economic and social issues impeding health
  5. Health Equity: Initiatives that improve health equity

In addition, the Western Reserve Health Foundation gives priority to projects that:

  • Address underlying social and economic challenges contributing to poor health outcomes in the communities served, such as poverty, lack of access to healthy foods and absence of parks/recreational centers
  • Extend past individual behavior or program related services by modifying policies, systems and environments to help make healthy options practical and readily available
  • Demonstrate collaboration among sectors, including public health, government, education, healthcare, etc.
  • Prioritize engagement of residents from the communities served
  • Adhere to existing evidence-based best practices or promising practices
  • Leverage additional funding as well as community assets
  • Provide an established plan for evaluation including measurable outcomes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179322

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must be tax-exempt organizations under Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt non-profit, including schools, churches and public organizations. Eligible organizations must provide services which contribute to the health and wellness of the residents of Mahoning County. Request should also not exceed 50% of the budget of the requested program/project.

The Western Reserve Health Foundation values the efforts of the Healthy Community Partnership, a regional cross-sector collaborative working to address several of the CHIP’s priorities and strategies. Priority is given to grant seekers who are connected to the Healthy Community Partnership and aligned with the shared vision and goals. If your organization is not currently active in the Healthy Community Partnership, please contact Casey Krell to be connected.

Pre-Application Information:

Interested applicants must submit a letter of inquiry form (LOI) on or before January 17, 2020. If the LOI is accepted, an application form will be made available. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in early March 2020. Completed applications with supporting documents will then be submitted to the Western Reserve Health Foundation on or before April 10, 2020. Final grant decisions will be announced in June 2020.

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOIs to the email address below or to:
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
c/o 201 E. Commerce St. #150
Youngstown, OH 44503

For more information concerning the Western Reserve Health Foundation Community Health Grants Program, please contact Casey Krell, Director of Supporting Organizations and Donor Services, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, at (330) 743-5555 or

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