Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund

Community Foundation Of Mahoning Valley

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Health & Medicine Emergency Medical Care & Services Employment Services Child Care Services Supportive Housing & Shelters Affordable Housing Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Food Access & Hunger Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Ohio: Mahoning County, Trumbull County, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Counties in Ohio: Mahoning County, Trumbull County, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

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Note: The deadline for this fund is rolling and the Foundation is accepting applications continuously. Requests will be reviewed by an advisory committee and decisions made within seven (7) days.

Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund

In response to the growing global health crisis directly impacting the Mahoning Valley, CFMV has created a fund to address pressing needs of Valley residents. Focused currently on the impact of COVID-19, this fund is intended to become a long-term resource to assist our community now and in the future when needs arise.

The Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund will provide support and resources to eligible organizations working with those disproportionately affected by an emergency or crisis, in this case COVID-19 and the consequences related to the virus’ outbreak.

Current Priorities

Initially, grants from the fund will address the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, as well as the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by closures and cancellations related to COVID-19, such as:

  • Food
  • Mental health services
  • Housing and shelter
  • Childcare (especially for first responders)
  • Emergency financial assistance (such as rent and mortgage assistance)
  • Critical health care and medical needs

Priority will be given to proposals that are specifically addressing and eliminating racial and economic inequities for the residents they serve. Applicants should also demonstrate a history of serving their target population and the capacity to continue doing so.

This first phase of funding is intended to rapidly respond to immediate needs, but as we learn more and the situation evolves, we will adapt our process and priorities.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Public charities as designated in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code;
    • also eligible are government agencies, public schools, or churches
  • Organizations serving the Mahoning Valley that have experience directly supporting local residents
  • Organizations providing direct relief to local residents and families who are most affected by the emerging health, economic, and social impacts as a result of COVID-19
  • Please note that you do not need to be a current or past grantee of the Community Foundation or its affiliate foundations to apply.