Strimbu Memorial Fund Awards $152,000 in Grants

At its recent 33rd Annual Gift Giving meeting the Strimbu Memorial Fund Board of Directors voted to disperse over $152,000 in grant allocations to local economic development and charitable organizations.

  • American Red Cross
  • Buhl Park Corporation
  • New Life Baptist Church/Building of Hope
  • Cadence Care Network
  • Vine Work Initiatives/Eagle’s Nest
  • Hope Center for Arts & Technology (HopeCat)
  • Inspiring Minds
  • Joshua’s Haven
  • Community Foundation – LIFT Program
  • Mercer County Coalition for Drug Awareness
  • Mercer County Mentoring
  • Penn Northwest Development Corporation
  • Prince of Peace
  • Salvation Army
  • Trumbull Mobile Meals
  • United Way of Mercer County
  • Brookfield Police Department
  • Family In Need – Transplant
  • Family In Need – Bereavement


“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 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 33rd year, we still aspire to give a hand up, not a hand out.”