The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is seeking applications for its Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation Grant Program to improve the quality of life for all residents in the Mahoning Valley.
The Trumbull Memorial 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.
- Immediate responses that address obstacles to health and wellbeing for residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or
- Innovative projects that address the current priorities identified by the 2020-2022 Trumbull County Combined Health District Community Health Improvement Plan
- Mental Health and Addiction: initiatives that increase mental health and decrease substance abuse
- Chronic Disease: initiatives that decrease chronic disease and obesity
- Maternal and Infant Health: initiatives that improve maternal and infant health outcomes and/or
- Organizations and programs that address areas identified by issue-specific funds held by Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation:
- Needs of cancer patients and/or their families
- Hospice services, care or education
- Diabetes care, including prevention programs and education
- Orthopedic care and/or support for patients including education
In addition, the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation gives priority to projects that:
- Address underlying social and economic challenges contributing to poor health outcomes in the communities served, such as racial inequity, 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 in an equitable manner to all residents
- Focus efforts on neighborhoods and communities confronted with challenges to equitable opportunity for health and well-being. This includes areas and individuals most adversely impacted by societal neglect and community disinvestment (low-income, Black, Hispanic, City of Warren)
- 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
- 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 and public schools.
- Organizations that are not public charities may apply through a fiscal sponsor.
- Activities proposed by the requesting organization must directly benefit residents of Mahoning or Trumbull Counties (or the surrounding area).
- Grants may cover organizations’ programmatic, general operating, or capital needs.
For more information, visit https://www.cfmv.org/grants-scholarships/apply-for-a-grant/