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 additional cycle of Neighborhood SUCCESS that centers residents’ capacity to prevail over these times is something the Foundation can do to support the local neighborhoods of Warren and Youngstown as the recovery continues,” says Tara Walker-Pollock, Program Officer of Capacity Building.

In response to the pandemic and to ease grantseeker burden, the fall grant cycle will include a streamlined application process, on-demand grantseeker orientation and an expedited review process. Requests that align with resident identified priorities and the spirit of the program will be considered for:

• COVID Stabilization – efforts related to overcoming neighborhood challenges caused or made worse by the pandemic.
• Program/Operations – resources to bolster organization operations or programs.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 21 and reviewed by the Resident Council who represent the diversity of thought and experience of Warren and Youngstown residents.

Before applying, groups are encouraged to visit the Neighborhood SUCCESS page at www.rjweanfdn.org for more information.

Now in its 11th year, Neighborhood SUCCESS has invested over $1.6 million in support of more than 525 resident-led projects in the Mahoning Valley.