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Hope Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for Financial Assistances & Other Services

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(Youngstown, OH) – The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for grant funding from its three main program areas below.

Grant applications for the General Fund and Family Assistance funds are due June 30, 2017. Anything received after that date will be moved to the next grant cycle.

  • General Fund – Grants up to $5,000 are available for any nonprofit organization that provides services for children with chronic or terminal illnesses.
  • Family Assistance Fund – Do you know a family with a sick child who could use some extra help? We provide financial assistance of up to $2,500 for approved applications.
  • DreamCatchers for Kids – Our DreamCatchers program enhances the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions by creating experiences that bring them joy and hope.

Stories on how our grants have helped Kids:

Children who suffer from a chronic or terminal illness must endure frequent hospitalization, countless appointments and undergo several procedures; all while just trying to be a kid, says The Hope Foundation’s founder and executive director, Anthony Spano. This also places an incredible financial burden on their families.

“Through the generosity of our donors and the tireless efforts of our volunteers and board members, we are proud to offer these programs as a way to help enhance the lives of our local children with chronic or terminal illnesses, and help their families with the financial challenges,” Spano says. “We are grateful for the continued support of our community and we are eager to work with some great local organizations to help fulfill our mission.”

Visit for more information on grants through The Hope Foundation and to download application forms.


The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley: Since 2007, our nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization has coordinated the efforts of volunteers, funding, sponsorship partners, and a dedicated board of trustees to raise more than tens of thousands of dollars to help area children who are battling chronic and terminal illnesses. We provide charitable and financial support to local charities that share our goal of improving the lives of chronically/terminally ill children and their families with money raised from donations and our signature fundraisers. For more information about The Hope Foundation please visit the website at

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