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Fund for Warren’s Future

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
to Foster Economic Development in the City of Warren

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (CFMV)

Deadline Date:

10/02/18 End of Day


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Grants to Ohio nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and faith-based organizations for projects that will increase economic development and activity in the city of Warren. Funding is intended for projects that will improve the quality of life for all residents and build a healthy, thriving, and vibrant community.

The Foundation's vision for a vibrant and thriving Valley is a one that is safe and secure, has equitable access to good schools with effective and nurturing environments; has available and meaningful employment; and provides stable, affordable housing. The community works collectively on continuous improvement of the physical, social, and cultural conditions for all residents and is focused on lifting up and building on the strengths and assets of the Valley.

Preference is given to:

- Programs that demonstrate measurable outcomes.
- Programs that expand meaningful civic engagement and build social capital.
- Programs that build on existing assets
- Programs that address prevention as well as remediation.
- Programs that acknowledge and respect diversity and help bridge differences among individuals, organizations, and communities.
- Organizations that facilitate collaboration among relevant groups.
- Organizations that use or expand upon demonstrated and documented best practices.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182755

Term of Contract:

The grant program does not usually support requests for multi-year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations eligible to receive grants from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley are those determined by the IRS to be public charities. This encompasses most charitable, scientific, social service, educational and religious organizations described in 501(c)(3) of the tax code, as well as government entities. Organizations that are not public charities may apply through a fiscal sponsor.

The fund supports nonprofit organizations benefitting Warren, Ohio.

The competitive grant program does not support:

- Requests from individuals
- Activities intended to influence specific legislation or election campaigns

The competitive grant program does not usually support requests for:

- Academic or medical research
- Multi-year funding
- Private education and religious organizations except for non-sectarian programs that serve broad community needs
- Retroactive funding for projects that have been completed or will be completed prior to the grant award date
- Fundraising events, the purchase of tickets for benefits, courtesy advertising, etc.
- Short-term programs without evidence of lasting impact
- Replacement of governmental or other public funding requests for multi-year funding
- Sponsoring or attending conferences when that is the central purpose of the request.
- Unnecessary duplication of existing services.
- Annual appeals or membership drives.
- Endowment building or debt reduction.
- Travel for individuals or groups when it is the primary focus of the proposal.
- Capital requests or capital campaigns. Capital projects must help meet a compelling community need, advance Foundation priorities, and offer broad social benefits. Given the finite resources of the Community Foundation, when we do participate in a capital project, support is contingent on funding from other sources. Payment will not be authorized until the organization has raised a significant percentage of its total dollar goal.

Pre-Application Information:

2018 Grant Deadlines: March 23, July 3, October 2

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

If you need additional help or information, please contact Casey Krell, Director of Supporting Organizations and Donor Services, at or 330.743.5555.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio