The Youngstown Foundation

Receive - Crisis Assistance Program

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The Crisis Assistance Program provides a resource for The Youngstown Foundation to respond quickly to emergency funding needs of qualified 501(c)(3) agencies in Youngstown and vicinity to ensure continuity of essential, direct services to clients.


  • Crisis Assistance grants cap at $5,000.00.
  • One request per agency per year will be considered.
  • To qualify, records of the agency’s 501(c)(3), most recent audit, current board roster, executive staff roster, mission statement and history must be on file at The Youngstown Foundation or provided at time of request.
  • Completed applications will be processed within 48 hours of receipt. Approved requests will receive funding within 4 business days.

"As you can imagine, a refrigerator is critical to our service. Your quick response to our recent need of a new refrigerator was life saving to our program and ensured that our eighty-five clients received uninterrupted daily meal service. We are so fortunate to live in a community that has an organization like The Youngstown Foundation with the foresight to plan for emergencies such as ours through the Crisis Assistance Fund."
Kathleen L. Esseniyi
Meals on Wheels

Grants awarded from the Crisis Assistance Fund do not impact an agency's eligibility to make general application for funding from The Youngstown Foundation.

To Apply:
Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations must complete the Crisis Assistance Grant Application.

To Donate:
Checks should be made payable to The Youngstown Foundation and mailed to: The Youngstown Foundation, PO Box 1162, Youngstown, Ohio 44501, or Donate Online Now!

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