Just Fund Education Project dba JustFundKY
PO Box 21815
Lexington KY 40522-1815
Contact Information
Nonprofit Just Fund Education Project dba JustFundKY
Address PO Box 21815
Lexington, KY 40522 1815
Phone (859) 285-1182
Contact Name Ernesto Scorsone
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2008
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Contributions may be mailed to PO Box 21815, Lexington, KY 40522 or submitted online at http://www.justfundky.org/contributions.html.
Join the Legacy Group by designating a percentage of your estate to further the mission of JustFundKY.  Email info@justfundky.org for more information or to volunteer to help with our annual event!
Financial Summary
Mission Statement JustFundKY has the dual mission of reducing discrimination through public events showcasing the positive contributions of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) persons, and by funding the educational efforts of other organizations to increase awareness and understanding of the LGBT community.  Just Fund Education Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) doing business as JustFundKY.
Background Statement
JustFundKY was started in 2006 to create an enduring endowment to support work around the Commonwealth of Kentucky dedicated to ending discrimination against Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered Kentuckians.  A generous benefactor, Cliff Todd, pledged $500,000 for the endowment if the community would match his contribution in four years.  An incredible number of volunteers worked together to stage 5 focused fundraising events between 2007 and 2010 and hundreds of attendees, sponsors and donors raised more than the necessary $500,000 to meet the challenge. 
The Cliff Todd Endowment Fund was established at the Blue Grass Community Foundation and its earnings are used to fund annual grants to community-based organizations. 
JustFundKY will continue to hold public events to build the endowment so that more grant money will be available on a yearly basis.
Impact Statement
In 2015, JustFundKY continued its tradition of increasing awareness and understanding of the LGBT community.
Earnings from the Cliff Todd Endowment Fund were used to provide annual grants to community-based organizations working to increase awareness and understanding of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community and to advance fairness in the Commonwealth.
Cliff Todd Grants for 2015 were awarded to several organizations including: Bluegrass Black Pride (Ebony Wellness Program, African American History Exhibit & Panel, and 2015 Recognition Awards Dinner), Kentucky Fairness Coalition (Western Ky Rural Outreach Program), Moveable Feast (Henry Faulkner Symposium), GLSO (training at the Interpride World Conference, sponsor a speaker on Trans issues), Lexington Community Radio (LGBT Programming), Fairness Campaign (Owensboro initiative, Bowling Green initiative), The Nest (Breaking the Silence program for LGBTQ Youth in Central Ky), Pandora Productions (second staging of Silas house Play: This is My Heart for You), PFLAF of Central Ky (marketing & educational literature), U of L (medical school cirriculum training on LGBT issues), Williams Nichols Institute (preservation of LGBT items & artifacts), and Kentucky Fried Zine Fest (sponsor LGBT Zine creators at the annual event). 

In the future, JustFundKY will continue to host public events to build up the endowment, present a positive image of LGBT citizens and further its mission to promote fairness, justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Kentuckians.

Needs Statement
JustFundKy is constantly trying to increase the corpus of its endowment so as to be able to fund more worthy projects and worthy organizations around the state. 
Board Chair Statement
Kentucky has seen much progress on the road to fairness and equality for all Kentuckians. However, much more work needs to be done. Education is the key. The more we educate the public about LGBT people, the faster we erase the evils of discrimination. Please join our campaign for fairness.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organization Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations /
Geographic Areas Served
We serve the entire state of Kentucky.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. It's hard to believe, but discrimination is still an ongoing problem here in the 21st century.  While the Supreme Court has recently recognized marriage as a basic human right that should be available to all persons regardless of their gender, there is still a strong movement to deny LGBT people the right to shop and do business with stores and service providers that are open to the public.  Our goal is to secure equal rights for all persons, so that no one experiences any humiliation or embarrassment simply by doing everyday activities. 
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? We have two main strategies.  One, to give monetary support to small groups working in their Kentucky Communities to educate and advocate for equality, fairness, and non-discrimination.  Second, we highlight the good deeds and philanthropy that LGBT persons have done for the community.  This year, for example, in addition to our annual grants, our annual event will be a "fun roast" of Debra Hensley, a former LFUCG council member, small business owner, and community activist who has pioneered projects that benefit all of the Bluegrass, such as Lexington Community Radio. 
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? Our endowment fund allows us to give the grants and to hold our annual awareness and education event, that is our main resource.  Our hard working board members and volunteers are our next biggest resource - a mix of LGBT persons and non-LGBT persons who care about the issue of discrimination in all forms.  Social media is a growing source of educational and advocacy opportunities both for spreading the word and for hearing about new issues that may affect our struggle against discrimination. 
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? In an ideal world, there would never be a story about discrimination in the news or on social media, because it would never happen.  We don't live in that world just yet, but as those who rely on hate and fear-mongering for their living attempt to circumvent equality and fairness continue to act with discrimination, the victim's stories are now publicly told and shared widely via social media.  Hopefully, we will begin to see less of these stories and more stories of cooperation and outreach, such as was showcased in our PRIDE movie screening in 2015.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? Our annual event in 2015 featured a screening of the British movie PRIDE, recounting the story of a group of LGBT activists who decided to throw their support behind the national coal miner's strike taking place during the Thatcher administration, who intended to bust the union.  Families in coal towns were left without income sufficient to pay heating bills during the winter and put food on their tables - the LGBT group decided to raise money and donate it to the miner's group, who were wary of accepting the LGBT activists at first.  Our event featured a personal appearance by some of the original activists from Britain as well as a sold-out viewing of the film depicting their struggle to be accepted by a conservative rural community.  Our event was held at a particularly fortuitous time, s a report of the difficulties faced by miners in Eastern Kentucky, who are exploited by the coal barons and who live in rural mountain communities that are very conservative, was released the same month - spotlighting the union busting in the coal fields of Kentucky and giving us an opportunity to highlight the plight and the social situation of LGBT persons living in the Eastern Ky mountain regions. At the reception following the movie premier, the speaker gave an inspiring and educational presentation on the original events and the activities of the LGBT community that had been depicted on screen.  This helped to show that the struggles against economic exploitation and social discrimination cut across all sorts of boundaries - and that those who fight against such injustices also cut against every sort of stereotype imaginable.  We are all working for a better world, a fair world, and a world without exploitation or oppression of any kind.  And if we work together, we can do it.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ernesto Scorsone
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2011 to Oct 2015
Board Members
Marsha Charles Community Volunteer
Debra A. Hensley State Farm InsuranceVoting
Ernesto Scorsone Community VolunteerVoting
Brandl Skirvin Community VolunteerVoting
Shannon Stuart-Smith Free Agent for Change, LLCVoting
Cliff Todd Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
CEO Comments

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All Volunteer
Term Start Feb 2007
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 250
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
CEO Comments Just Fund Ky has no paid staff and no paid executive director.  The Board of Directors participates fully in the operation of the organization with no compensation.
Grants are given each year to community-based organizations whose projects are designed to educate Kentucky residents about issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals and to combat discrimination against and promote fairness for all LGBT citizens.
Budget 33,380
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Lesbian & Gay Rights
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments Our primary challenge is, ironically, the idea that the LGBT community has "won" its biggest challenge in that the issue of marriage equality has been decided by the Supreme Court.  Even if such decisions could never be challenged again (they can), the fight against ordinary everyday discrimination continues and will continue for the foreseeable future. Continuing efforts will be required to educate and to make people aware and to hopefully sway the opinions of those who may still feel justified discriminating. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $100,000.00
Projected Expenses $45,000.00
Endowment Value $912,261.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5%
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$7,998$55,533$7,725
Investment Income, Net of Losses$24,999$54,802$65,195
Membership Dues--$0--
Special Events$22,185$44,050$98,501
Revenue In-Kind--$0--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$53,189$134,083$30,339
Administration Expense$13,985$8,405$12,106
Fundraising Expense$630$500$86,239
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.841.131.37
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%94%24%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%0%78%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$910,825$9,251,412$979,511
Current Assets$8,879$20,642$17,351
Long-Term Liabilities--$0--
Current Liabilities--$0--
Total Net Assets$910,825$921,412$979,511
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
We have reached our original 2014 goal of creating an endowment.  Now we want to increase the size of the endowment to allow us to do more work throughout the state.
Address PO Box 21815
Lexington, KY 405221815
Primary Phone 859 285-1182
Contact Email info@justfundky.org
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair Ernesto Scorsone
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer