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We envision a vibrant, progressive community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives.

Our Focus Areas

Leadership Succession Planning

The need to elevate a new generation of skilled public and private sector leaders able to embrace and navigate change, energize and align diverse stakeholders, and make bold decisions serving the area’s long-term interests

Sustainable Arts Experiences

The need for community-level strategies to improve the long-term viability of arts and cultural experiences important to the quality of local life and vitality of the area’s tourism economy

Family Support Systems

The need for innovative ways to help low-income, undereducated populations take advantage of educational opportunities which will elevate their prospects for livable wages, long-term self-sufficiency, and family stability


A limited pool of resources are available for one-time, immediate needs of organizations which benefit the community they serve.


We are a capacity-building resource: opening minds, supporting the development of new skills, and linking efforts to ensure economic opportunity, well-being, and prosperity for our citizens.

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Marilyn & William Young Foundation

200 East Third Street
P.O. Box 825
Owensboro, KY 42303
‭(270) 663-1043‬