The Video Oral History Project at the new Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame has received substantial funding from the Foundation throughout the years to capture commentary from the founders of Bluegrass Music for both research and public interest. Additionally, the Trustees of the Foundation assisted the construction of the new museum with a capital underwriting.
Both the Field and Young families had a strong commitment to Brescia University. Brescia University has benefitted from a long-term relationship with the Young Foundation with many initiatives and capital improvements funded since the foundation’s inception. Most recently, to honor the legacy of this relationship, the Young Foundation make a significant contribution to the C.E. Field Center for Professional Studies which is anticipated to be completed in 2020.
In 2006, the Young Foundation initiated dialogue with the Owensboro Museum of Science and History to bring the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League robotic competition to our community. This seed grant has multiplied many times over as the participation in this program has grown exponentially over the years with many student teams participating in state and even national competitions.
The Young Family was a benefactor of the arts and the Foundation has continued this patronage with contributions to many art organizations and their programs. River Artes is a joint project of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and the City of Owensboro. Many of the sculptures placed in the downtown area have been sponsored by the Foundation.
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro has been supported by the Young Foundation with capital improvement grants at both Trinity Center and the Empress Theatre.