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National Nonprofit Day

Do you have a favorite nonprofit?  Does an organization stand out that does good work that you appreciate and admire? National Nonprofit Day is celebrated on August 17th to celebrate the accomplishments of the many nonprofits working both in the United States and around the world.  Here are some suggestions to acknowledge the good works and… read more >>

Women in Philanthropy

Two female volunteers smiling for Women in Philanthropy

March is Women’s History Month, when we remember the vital role of women in our nation’s history. The Youngstown Foundation, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, and the Wean Foundation are Community Foundations within the Youngstown area.  All are located locally and work diligently to serve the people in our area.  We have two United… read more >>

COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources

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Since the beginning of this pandemic crisis, Candid has been collecting information that can help our community and those across the country recover.  Below are many resources, news items and much information on the philanthropic response to Covid-19 that Candid has invited me to share. Funding for Coronavirus: Real time information on the global pandemic:  it includes news, funding data, observations and more, and is updated… read more >>

Writing a Funding Proposal for Your Nonprofit

Your 501 (c) 3 organization is up and running.  You have your program in place.  The board and officers have been financially supporting your program.  Some community members have been great supporters and have contributed financially where they can.  You need additional funding and you would like to approach private foundations or corporate funders for… read more >>