Emergency Relief Fund

We need your help, more than ever, to keep our doors open during this emergency. Rainy day funds are being quickly depleted as we respond to pleas for help from our community. As the coronavirus continues to ravage our community, the strain on our resources will only grow. Donations to our Emergency Relief Fund will help us swiftly address the needs of our community and support our agencies as they continue to provide critical services. Your help is essential. Click on the image to make a donation.

Lippy Scholarship Fund for Young Adults Accepting Applications

The Thomases Family Endowment recently made a $2,500 grant to ACTION to support the Dress to Succeed program. Dress to Succeed works to promote low-income men, women, and returning citizens’ economic and social development through career development, job retention, and the promotion of self-sufficiency. The endowment has supported the organization since 2016, granting $5,000 to date. Pictured are members of the Thomases Endowment Committee, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation staff, and the staff and volunteers of Dress to Succeed.

Endowment Applications

The Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation holds many funds that can help individuals study in Israel, go to nursing school, participate in the March of the Living, and more. Click the image to learn more and apply for an endowment.

Thomases Family Endowment Helps Fund Boys and Girls Club Program

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown to help fund their Building the Optimal Club Experience program. The gift will be used to provide SMARTS programming to Club members as well as offer incentives to motivate the children academically. Thomases has been supporting the organization since 2012.

Tzedakah Story
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Young Women With Bright Futures helps build the leadership skills of high school senior women who exhibit great potential. 


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation awarded $30,000 to OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.


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