TAX REFORM ENCOURAGES END-OF-YEAR GIFTS
Before the law changes, consider taking advantage of current tax benefits with a year-end gift to the Community Foundation
Due to the recently enacted tax reform, 90% of taxpayers will no longer receive a benefit from deductions like charitable donations. This means your community foundation is losing a major incentive that helps build our capacity to improve life here in the Mahoning Valley, as many people will no longer itemize their deductions, including charitable ones. Additionally, we worry that the network of local nonprofits, many of which community residents rely on, will suffer as donors reduce or eliminate their contributions.

So what can you do?

Give Now |  Your philanthropy means more now than ever; consider increasing or making an additional gift to the Community Foundation before December 31st. You can choose to support the Community Foundation or else one of the many funds we hold for those local nonprofits. Contact your tax advisor to review the best philanthropic strategy for your personal situation. 


Checks:  Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
  201 E. Commerce Street, Suite 150
  Youngstown, OH 44503

Stock: Contact CFMV for transfer instructions, info@cfmv.org or 330-743-5555


Learn More |   Read this article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which details some possible implications from the new tax laws, particularly on charitable giving.


If you have any questions about year-end giving options through CFMV, please contact us! And thank you for your continued support of the Foundation and the hundreds of organizations we work with every day. 
25 UNDER 35 TICKETS AVAILABLE
Tickets and table sponsorships are now available for this year's awards ceremony
Congratulations to all of the honorees for this year's 25 Under 35 Awards. Their accomplishments and dedication to the Valley make it a better place for all! 

Support your favorite honoree at this year's event

EVENT DETAILS:
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Stambaugh Auditorium
5:30 PM

For table sponsorships, email 25under35@mvypclub.com

2018 GRANT DEADLINES RELEASED
CFMV released the 2018 deadlines for their general grant cycle and several component funds
The Community Foundation's grant schedule for 2018 has been established and is detailed below. Grant seekers are encouraged to plan ahead and carefully review applications before submission. Some requirements have been revised and organizations will not have the opportunity to correct submitted applications deemed incomplete or insufficient.

Please pay careful attention to final grant reports. No applications will be accepted from an organization with an overdue grant report, regardless if it is for a different fund at the Community Foundation. If you are uncertain if you have an overdue grant report, please contact staff to verify before submitting an application: 330-743-5555

Additional information about grant applications, including forms and instructions, is available on our  website

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!
Announcing newly opened funds at the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is proud to announce the addition of several new funds since the beginning of the year. Each fund is established for a unique purpose but all of them ultimately contribute to the betterment of the community where we live, learn, work and play. Welcome to the CFMV family!

ANKLE & FOOT CARE CENTERS DIABETES GOLF BENEFIT COMMUNITY PROJECT FUND
Established August 7, 2017
Provides support to The Diabetes Partnership of the Mahoning Valley Fund, particularly through the revenue of Ankle & Foot Care Centers annual Diabetes Golf Benefit.

THE ATHLETE ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE FUND
Established September 25, 2017
Provides funds to support the Warren Gridiron Club's Athlete Academic Assistance Program.

THE COLLIER EXPENDABLE FUND
Established September 27, 2017
Provides funds or grants to support qualified charitable programs and services as advised by the Founding Contributors. 

THE FUND FOR WARREN'S FUTURE
Established October 17, 2017
Initiates, promotes and supports projects that spark economic development in the city of Warren, Ohio and provides general community benefit. This fund has a separate application for grant seekers, which can be found here.

THE JOHN D. BEEGHLY FUND
Established October 23, 2017
Established with the balance of a family trust left to the Community Foundation, this fund supports United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley. 

THE SEALS FAMILY DONOR ADVISED ENDOWMENT FUND
Established November 20, 2017
Provides funds or grants to qualified charitable programs and services as advised by the Founding Contributors, with a particular focus on traditionally under-privileged teenage girls and boys in the Mahoning Valley. 



Reach Us:

Email: info@cfmv.org |  www.cfmv.org

In Warren:  147 W. Market St.  Warren, OH 44481 
Phone: 330.469.6832  Fax: 330.394.5601