The Youngstown Foundation administers dozens of individual charitable funds—each with a purpose that mirrors a donor’s or family’s particular philanthropic goals. There are many fund options to consider as you establish your long lasting gift, and our staff will work with you to customize a fund that works best for you.
Unrestricted Funds offer the broadest giving options, allowing the Foundation to make grants where there’s the greatest need. Unrestricted gifts create a lasting impact that will grow and change over the years with the community.
Donor Advised Funds
Donor Advised Funds give you and your selected advisors the flexibility to recommend grants to your favorite charities. You can add to it at any time in any amount. You name the fund and create your own vision.
Field of Interest Funds
Field of Interest Funds support specific causes that you feel strongly about without restricting grants to any one particular organization. By naming a program area such as the arts, education, health, social services, animal welfare, or the environment, flexibility exists to meet the ever-changing needs of the community.
Designated Funds make it easy for you to support specific organizations in perpetuity that are important to you. Should any of the designated organizations-- or their purpose-- cease to exist, the Foundation is positioned to reallocate the fund to reflect your original wishes and intent.
Scholarship Funds are an option if you wish to support higher education or a specific institution.
Organization Endowment Funds
Organization Endowment Funds assist nonprofit organizations in asset management and eliminate administrative costs associated with holding their own endowment fund.