YP Development Fund

The YPAL Foundation manages the YP Development Fund, which seeks to provide resources for young professionals to pursue development activities outside of YPAL.

Young Professional Development Fund:

The YPAL Foundation (“Foundation”) seeks to support young professionals in the Greater Louisville community in their pursuit to further their careers and passion projects by providing grants to cover a portion of expenses related to books or courses (i.e. leadership or professional development courses, etc.). The funds may only be used for programming outside of YPAL and not YPAL sponsored programming such as the Emerging Leaders Program.

Knowing that the Louisville community offers valuable programming, the Young Professional Development Fund is created to connect young professionals with the community at large. The Foundation retains discretion in awarding grants.

Criteria for YPAL Development Grants:
    • Grant money can be used for programming outside of YPAL and not YPAL sponsored programming such as the Emerging Leaders Program

      • Past winners have used their grants to support leadership conference attendance, personal trainer certification fees, diversity and inclusion training registration fees, and Leadership Louisville program registration, to name a few.

    • Grant money cannot be used to cover the cost of tuition, room and board, or fees associated with standard college or university classes.

    • Grant money cannot be used for programming for individuals who are not young professionals (i.e. youth programming).

    • Funds must be used for the purpose intended in the application. If something happens where the purpose doesn’t occur, funds must be returned to the YPAL Foundation.

    • Each applicant can receive funds no more than once per year.

    • Applicants do not have to be YPAL members to receive a grant.

The YP Development grants will be awarded quarterly. Applications are due on the following dates:

February 15
May 15
August 15
November 15

You should hear back within a few weeks after the deadline has passed. Please spread the word to all of your young professional friends and check out the application today!

Questions? Email us at foundation@ypal.org.


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