At its recent annual Gift Giving meeting the Strimbu Memorial Fund Board of Directors voted to disperse over $189,000 in grant allocations to local economic development and charitable organizations during 2023.
- Leadership Scholarships for high school students
- American Red Cross-home fire campaign in Trumbull co.
- Buhl Park
- Cadence Care Network-Trumbull County
- Betterment of Valley Fund
- LIFT-lifting individuals for the trades.
- Penn Northwest Development
- St. Vincent De Paul-Training people to become self-sufficient
- Inspiring Minds
- Joshua’s Haven-City Mission
- Prince of Peace
- Hope Cat-Training Center for Arts and Technology
- Mercer County Coalition for Drug Awareness-Life skills
- Building of Hope
- Vine Work Initiative/Eagles Nest-housing and teaching single mothers life skills
- Three local individual families in need
- Salvation Army-Pathway of Hope
- West Hill Ministries
- United Way of Mercer County-Success by Six program
- Meals on Wheels-Shenango Valley &Trumbull county
- The Buhl Community Recreation Center
- Healthy Hearts & Paws Project
- Flying High with Horses-veterans and handicapped program
- Gabba Camp
- City of Farrell-Shop with a Cop
- Childrens Rehabilitation Center
- YWCA of Mahoning County
- Mahoning Valley Hope Center
Total grants in 2023 totaled $189,750.00.
“The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded these grants to help local organizations assist those in need, in our community. Our local organizations have established programs that have attained successful results in assisting the less fortunate,” said Bill Strimbu. “We also have supported local economic development and job training initiatives to help lift individual’s standard of living.”
Since its creation in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund has provided over $4.5 million in donations to local economic development, individuals, scholarships and charitable organizations.
“We continue to perpetuate the legacy of Nick Strimbu Jr. of philanthropic giving to assist with the needs of our community,” said President of the Board Jim Grasso. “Now in our 35th year, we still aspire to give a hand up, not a hand out.”