The Katie Tyson Fund for Youth and Young Adult Ministries is dedicated to kindling the sparks of leadership among Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth and young adults. The fund supports scholarships, grants, and programs for youth and young adult projects, conferences, outreach, and more. With the support of the Katie Tyson Fund, emerging leaders will be empowered to live out their dreams, weave our Unitarian Universalist principles into the fabric of their expanding lives, and encourage others to do the same.
Katie Tyson was an active member in the young adult group at Arlington Street Church in Boston, MA and a rising leader in our movement. Katie was filled with enthusiasm, passion, and excitement, and had aspirations of becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister. Sadly, Katie's life ended in a car accident when she and her friend were returning from General Assembly in Salt Lake City, UT, in 2009.
Katie’s parents, Karen and Herb Tyson, had a vision for UU youth and young adults to be able to explore the same dreams and interests that Katie had. With the support of the Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria, VA, the Joseph Priestley District, and other generous donors, Karen and Herb Tyson established the Katie Tyson Fund for Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
Potential grant uses include but are not limited to:
Recipients of grants may include individuals, congregations, or districts. Distributions cannot be used for the salaries of professional staff.
Grant applications are reviewed twice per year. Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1. Applicants will be notified of the status of their grant within one month of the application deadline. Grant applications received after the deadline will be deferred to the next grant cycle.
View the application form (PDF, 4 pages)
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a potential grant application, please contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director at yayadirector @ uua.org or (617) 948-4359.
You can donate to this fund by mailing a check, calling us, or giving a gift of stock.
For more information contact giftinfo @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
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