The Youngstown Foundation

Sight-saving surgeries, research to benefit Mahoning and Trumbull County residents

Foundation gift transforms the lives of Ohioans

CLEVELAND, Sept. 11, 2023 – The Youngstown Foundation has awarded Eversight a $5,000 grant to support general operations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. This grant will ensure Eversight can continue to facilitate eye donation in the northeast Ohio community that makes sight-saving cornea transplants possible. 

In 2022, Eversight worked with the families of 54 Mahoning County residents and 21 Trumbull County residents who gave the gift of sight as cornea tissue donors. During this period, Eversight provided tissues for transplant that restored sight to 34 Mahoning and 29 Trumbull County residents. 

“We are very proud to be involved with great work that provides the gift of sight for members of 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 is grateful for the generous support of The Youngstown Foundation,” said Becky Harris, Philanthropy Director, Foundations & Corporations, Eversight. “The Foundation’s philanthropic strategy aligns with our mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. We look forward to working with the Foundation to strengthen our collective impact on the lives of Ohioans.” 

Eversight serves as northeast Ohio’s only eye bank and provider of corneal tissue for transplant. Deeply ingrained partnerships with peer healthcare organizations in Ohio strengthens 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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In this season of gratitude, Eversight has launched a matching


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