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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 OKs $1.5 Million for Medical Assistance
April 11, 2024

The grant will expand aid for children with medical, behavioral and other special needs.

Youngstown Foundation Names 2 to Distribution Committee
March 26, 2024

Dr. Amy Cossentino and Guy Coviello joined the panel that makes final grant decisions.

Youngstown Foundation Awards $196K Grant to City Schools
March 22, 2024

The funds will support programs inside and outside the classroom.

Youngstown Foundation Announces $1.2 Million in Grants
March 11, 2024

The awards include $250,000 to back an expansion at ACLD School and Learning Center in Youngstown.

Youngstown Foundation Reinvents Y-STAR Program
December 5, 2023

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

Youngstown Foundation Announces Nearly $700K in Grants
November 13, 2023

Easterseals landed a $150,000 grant for its work with children with disabilities.

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.