Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation

In an effort to continue with its founder’s philanthropic mind set, the trustees of the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation are pleased to announce 2 new grants. These grants will be awarded in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Each grant recipient(s) will be announced and notified between May 1st and May 15th each year. Applications are excepted all year, but to be considered for the current year, applications must be received in P.O. Box 2897, Meridian, MS 39302 no later than April 15th of that year.

The grants along with their guidelines are listed below.

Summer Reading Program

  1. Grant, if awarded to an existing program, the grant should not exceed 30% of project (or organizational) budget.
  2. Total amount awarded by the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation is $8,000 over 2 years.
  3. Grant, if awarded to fund a new or existing project/program, dollar for dollar matching funds are required.
  4. Labor such as volunteer tutors may be used in place of matching funds. If labor is used a 2 for 1 is required.
  5. 1- and 2-year projects are eligible.
  6. Befits and services must be provided in Lauderdale County.
  7. Befits and services must be awarded to Lauderdale County residents.

Summer Internship

  1. Grant, if awarded to an existing program, the grant should not exceed 30% of project (or organizational) budget.
  2. Total amount awarded by the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation is $1,500 per internship, per summer.
  3. Grant if awarded to fund a new or existing project/program, dollar for dollar matching funds are required.
  4. Must hire student enrolled in a school located in Lauderdale County.
  5. Student must be between 16 – 22 years old.
  6. Student can be full time or part time.
  7. Employment must be a minimum of 3 weeks and maximum of 8 weeks.
  8. Grant pays up to $6.00hr, employer must pay equal amount requested.
  9. Funds awarded within 30 days of submission of time worked.

Grants are specific to residents of Lauderdale County. Please contact Sandy Young at asysk2@gmail.com with any question.


Trustees
The Honorable Charles L. Young, Jr. | Arthur S. Young | The Honorable Vel Young Graham


Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation | P.O. Box 2897 * Meridian, MS 39302 | www.charleslyoungsrfoundation.com

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