Thu. 2:36pm: Wean Foundation hands out grants

WARREN – The Raymond John Wean Foundation presented nearly $110,000 in grants to nine Trumbull area and 21 Youngstown area charities under its Neighborhood SUCCESS and Leadership program.

Amounts of the grants range from $500 to $5,000.

The program is designed to support grass-root groups in small community development projects that improve the quality of life in Warren and Youngstown. As a way to connect residents with each other and resources, grantees will participate in a year-long series of meetings, check-ins and a shared learning event at the end of the year.

The Trumbull area programs include: Central City Gardeners, $4,529, Earth Angel Farm, $4,280, Gregg’s Gardens, $5,000, Project Linus, $5,000, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, $2,705, Stop One Place Help is Available Inc. $4,500, TNR of Warren, $5,000, Warren Interfaith Community Action Committee, $1,000, and Jefferson K-8 School’s Reaching for the Stars, $5,000.

Neighborhood SUCCESS is a five-year-old program designed to cultivate leaders in the Warren and Youngstown.