The Youngstown Foundation

Sight-saving surgeries to benefit Mahoning & Trumbull County residents

The Youngstown Foundation grant to support clinical operations in northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, May 1, 2024 – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded Eversight a $5,000 grant to support clinical operations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. This grant will ensure Eversight can continue facilitating eye donation in the northeast Ohio community that makes sight-saving cornea transplants possible. 

“We are grateful for The Youngstown Foundation’s steadfast support,” said Becky Harris, Philanthropy Director, Foundations & Corporations, Eversight. “This grant will allow Eversight to honor the wishes of up to nine Mahoning and Trumbull residents to give the gift of sight as eye donors. Their support will also help restore sight to two additional Mahoning and Trumbull residents.” 

In 2023, Eversight worked with the families of 61 Mahoning County residents and 21 Trumbull County residents who gave the gift of sight. In the same year, Eversight provided tissues for transplants that restored sight to 66 Mahoning and Trumbull County residents. 

“We take pride in knowing that we have partnered with such a tremendous organization, one that offers the priceless gift of sight for those in need of it in our community,” said Lynnette Forde, President of The Youngstown Foundation. 

The Youngstown Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral and physical well-being of the inhabitants of the Youngstown community. 

Eversight serves as northeast Ohio’s only eye bank and provider of corneal tissue for transplantation. Deeply ingrained partnerships with peer healthcare organizations in Ohio strengthen Eversight’s community connection and commitment to being responsible stewards of the gift of sight for Ohioans.  

Visit to join The Youngstown Foundation in contributing to our mission today and help make our life-changing work possible. 

About Eversight
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit

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