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Who We Are

The Grady Young Foundation is


an organization rooted in family, service, scholarship, and empowerment. As a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit charity organization, we are a helping hand for our communities and a beacon of support for our future. Through all of our efforts, we honor the life and legacy of the late Grady Young.

Our Mission

Grady Young Foundation provides spiritual and financial support to North Georgia and related communities through scholarship, personal & professional development, community service and fellowship.


Our Vision

In the likes of Grady Young, The Grady Young Foundation seeks to be a devoted pillar in enhancing communities and advancing society by instilling the foundation of family, education, community and spiritual connection in every life we touch.

Our Values

Grady Young Foundation aspires to be a model to individuals, families, and organizations by exuding the following values: performance, accountability, stewardship, and commitment.

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We believe that by working together we can build quality and productive communities for today and for tomorrow.

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Our History


Mr. Grady Young was born September 21, 1917, to the late Dave and Lula Young in Hall County, Georgia. He was baptized at the Cross Plains Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He attended the Cross Plains Baptist Church Community School. He also completed a degree in Bible study through the Extension Department of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, TN.


He was ordained as a deacon in 1942. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, the late Lucy Mariah Eloise Mosley Young, two daughters, Jessie Irene and Mollie Marie, and one great-grandchild, Tyler Bennett.

Deacon Grady Young, as he was affectionately called, was a lifelong resident of Gainesville-Hall County. He was a devout member and deacon of Cross Plains Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board and other offices for many years. As a devoted Christian, he served as Layman President Emeritus of the Northwestern Baptist Association of Georgia and served 26 years as treasurer of the Congress of Christian Education.

Deacon Young retired from the Seaboard Coastline Railroad Services in 1977. He was also a skilled carpenter and served his community tirelessly while encouraging others to work just as hard.

The mission of the Grady Young Foundation, Inc. is to provide spiritual and financial support to the communities of Gainesville-Hall County and other related communities, by enhancing the communities through scholarship, training and research programs, collaborative work, leadership training and community service, in an effort to contribute to the advancement of society.

General objectives:  To provide scholarships, travel, and educational opportunities, and to promote community activities. The Foundation aspires to be a model to other families and organizations, in its performance, accountability, stewardship, and commitment to excellence.

As we embark on this challenge of building our communities, your assistance and support are appreciated.

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