Lester E. Yeager Charitable Trust B

OVERVIEW: The Lester E. Yeager Charitable Trust B supports health, human services, education, religion and youth in and around Owensboro, Kentucky.

FUNDING AREAS: Health, human services, education, religion, youth

IP TAKE: Although this foundation lacks transparency, it is still an accessible funder for nonprofits operating in the city of Owensboro, Kentucky.

PROFILE: Established in 1989, the Lester E. Yeager Charitable Trust B is an independent foundation based in Owensboro, Kentucky. Yeager is the nephew of James C. Ellis, who purchased the jockey club that was later named after him, Ellis Park Race Course. Yeager served as track president and is credited with expanding the horse racing track business and drawing in many patrons. Tax filings suggest that the foundation invests in health and human services.

The foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, it awards many grants to health and human services organizations in its home regions. Other topics of interest are arts and culture, the environment and education. Past support has gone to the Davies’ County Board of Education, Cliff Hagan Boys Club, Trinity United Methodist Church, Owensboro Area Museum of Science and Industry, and the Owensboro Community Technical College. Past grants have funded equipment and facility upgrades, preparedness trainings, basic needs services, artistic performances and program support.

Foundation grants range between $1,000 and $10,000. Review the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about its local giving. The foundation’s giving is largely focused on Owensboro, Kentucky. Other Kentucky cities of interest are Henderson, Philpot, Louisville, Washington and Evansville.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from local nonprofits. Grantseekers should contact the foundation by phone or by mail to inquire about the grants procedure. The phone number to reach the foundation staff is 270-686-8254.


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