Press Releases

Wean Foundation Invites Grassroots Community Builders to Fall Round of Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program

(August 26, 2021 – Warren, Ohio) The Raymond John Wean Foundation invites grassroots groups from Warren and Youngstown to apply for a fall round of Neighborhood SUCCESS grants of $500 to $5,000 through its Submittable application portal beginning August 31, 2021. “Navigating life around the pandemic’s negative impacts remains a reality for us all. An …

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Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Awarded to Warren and Youngstown Grassroots Groups

(June 24, 2021 – Warren, Ohio) Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants, a program of the Raymond John Wean Foundation, has awarded a total of $49,575 to 13 resident-led organizations for 2021. These grassroots community builders leverage the financial, human and material resources that exist in Warren and Youngstown neighborhoods to improve quality of life in their communities. Funded …

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Wean Foundation Advances Racial Equity Outcomes with Strategic Grantmaking and Fall Programming

(June 18, 2021 – Warren, Ohio) As the Mahoning Valley emerges from the pandemic, the Wean Foundation announced its next round of grants, noted progress towards its racial equity outcomes and released its fall programming. “As demonstrated through our June community investment grants, we are committed to a strategic approach to rebuild,” says Jennifer Roller, …

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Three Valley Foundations Extend Final Call for Proposals Through Joint COVID-19 Application

(Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Three Valley foundations that have been working together on COVID-19 grantmaking issued a final call for proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation set Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. as the …

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Wean Park Erects Its Newest Community Engagement Piece

(February 15th – Youngstown, OH) – JAC Management Group and Wean Park’s Community Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator, Derrick McDowell, have secured a ‘Little Free Library’ to stand on Wean Park’s promenade supplied by the Youngstown Rotary in conjunction with the Little Free Library Foundation. Installation of this ‘Little Free Library’ occurred the week of February 1st and was …

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Wean Foundation Invites Grassroots Community Builders to Streamlined Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program

(January 11, 2021 – Warren, Ohio) The Raymond John Wean Foundation invites grassroots groups from Warren and Youngstown to apply for Neighborhood SUCCESS grants of $500 to $5,000 through a new streamlined application portal beginning January 14, 2021. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color and requires an urgent, equitable response that places …

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Three Valley Foundations Extend Final Call for 2020 Proposals Through Joint COVID-19 Application

(November 3, 2020 – Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Together, three Valley foundations issued a final call for 2020 grant proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Crisis Relief and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation set Friday, November 20 as the final 2020 deadline for …

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Wean Foundation’s ‘Respond. Stabilize. Redesign.’ Plan Addresses Pandemic and Race Equity in the Valley

(September 9, 2020 – Warren, Ohio) COVID-19 and race equity topped the agenda at the Wean Foundation’s 3rd quarter Board of Directors meeting on September 1st. “As the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism persist, an ongoing, equitable response from the Wean Foundation is required,” said Jennifer Roller, Wean Foundation president. “With board support, we are …

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