Sara Spanjer
Young Adult Division Director

Getting involved with YAD is an exciting way to meet other young adults who share your values and interests. YAD, along with Shalom Pittsburgh, the outreach and engagement arm of YAD, offers social, community service, cultural and educational events, as well as leadership development and travel opportunities.

Want to find out what YAD has to offer you?

Ask Me About SteelTree

The SteelTree Fund provides grants of $5,000, $3,600, or $1,800 to projects that serve the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Projects will be considered only once per calendar year, though an organization or individual can apply for more than one project within a calendar year. SteelTree will entertain requests for renewal funding but not within the same campaign year (July 1-June 30).

Grant Application Deadlines

January 23, 2018
April 3, 2018
Apply for SteelTree Funding

Request for Proposals

The SteelTree Fund is seeking applications for innovative ideas that help young adults ages 22-45 and teens find meaning and participation in Jewish life. Our SteelTree members are interested in funding projects and programs that have impact on the engagement of this young population in the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Special consideration will be given to applications whose work focuses on strengthening Jewish continuity.

If you are interested in being considered for a grant, please submit a full application. Grantees will be asked to provide name recognition of the SteelTree Fund on all marketing materials. Applications should be submitted via email to Shelly Parver, Planning Manager, Jewish Education & Continuity, at
Applications sent via email should include documents sent in Word and/or PDF format. You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement that your proposal has been received. CLICK HERE for detailed application instructions.

SteelTree’s Vision Statement

A world where Jewish communities transition seamlessly from one generation to the next, ensuring the continuity of our people.

SteelTree’s Mission Statement

Funding innovative social entrepreneurship projects that engage and benefit next generation donors to strengthen the continuity of the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

Upcoming Events

Dec 2017

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Mar 2018

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

May 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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