Endowment Applications


The Barbara & David Alter Preschool Scholarship Fund

For families with children currently enrolled in the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown’s Early Learning Center.

The Alters want to ensure that hardship for a family, such as job loss or illness or death in the family, doesn’t interfere with their child/children’s continued access to early education.

Click here for an application


Mildred Engel Nurse Scholarship

For individual(s) needing a scholarship to secure an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Deadline: May 15

Click here for an application 


Sam Kooperman Endowment

For camp scholarships and study in Israel.

Deadline for camp scholarships: Dec. 31

Deadline for study in Israel scholarships: Dec. 31 and June 30

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Lippy Endowment

Assists teens, age 14 and older, in participating in the March of the Living, summer programs in Israel, and Jewish leadership camps/programs.

Deadline: Oct. 26

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The Thomases Family Endowment 

During his lifetime, Irwin Thomases was generous to both the Jewish and secular communities. He created this endowment so that upon his death his philanthropic values, including ensuring a Jewish presence in the general community, would live on. It was his hope to better the world in which we all live.  The Endowment seeks to promote a spirit of tzedakah.

There are three application deadlines each year - January 15, May 15 and September 15.  

To be considered for funding please complete the appropriate application, linked below, in its entirety and email it, along with the requested attachments, to:  llong@jewishyoungstown.org Incomplete applications and/or those not using the application format provided will not be considered.

Please click on the appropriate description for an application:


For more information, contact:

Lisa Long, Financial Resource Development Director

Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation

505 Gypsy Lane

Youngstown, OH  44504

llong@jewishyoungstown.org

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