Friday, December 19, 2014
At its December board meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved eight grants totaling $1,239,920, including a $350,000 operating grant to YNDC.
The Foundation played an integral role in establishing YNDC in 2009, and has continued to provide support that has been vital to the organization's success. YNDC is one of three "Strategic Partners" - alongside Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership - that receive ongoing operating support from the Foundation.
Raymond John Wean, after having achieved success in the flat-rolled steel processing industry, in 1949 created the Foundation that bears his name in Warren. Since then, The Raymond John Wean Foundation has made more than $100 million in grants to a broad variety of nonprofit organizations. The vision of the Foundation is to empower residents to create a healthy, vibrant and economically stable Mahoning Valley community. More information is available at www.rjweanfdn.org.