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Media Contact
All media inquiries should be directed to:

Lynnette Forde, President
Phone: 330-744-0320

Latest Foundation News

Youngstown Foundation Reinvents Y-STAR Program
December 5, 2023

The Youngstown Foundation announced major enhancements to its $3 million Y-STAR program.

Foundation Cuts Ribbon on Kusalaba Fund Event Center
August 10, 2023

A $1 million gift supported the recent expansion of the sprawling center at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Cadman Family Launches Arts Scholarship
May 11, 2023

The program supports Austintown Fitch seniors who wish to study dance or musical theater in college.

The Youngstown Foundation Names Lynnette Forde President
December 7, 2020

Lynnette H. Forde has been named president of The Youngstown Foundation.

Jan Strasfeld
Jan Strasfeld Reflects On Tenure
August 12, 2020

Jan Strasfeld, recently announced her retirement as executive director of the Youngstown Foundation.

Foundations Expand Grant-Making Efforts
June 19, 2020

The focus is on organizations working toward the region’s rebound from COVID-19.

$50,000 Awarded to Robinson-Shuba Statue Project
December 11, 2019

The Youngstown Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant for the Robinson-Shuba Statue.

The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater Opens!
June 14, 2019

The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater opened to the public on June 12th.