PO BOX 1152
FRANKFORT KY 40602-1152
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 1152
FRANKFORT , KY 40602 1152
Phone (502) 209-9659
Contact Name Lane Boldman
Web and Social Media
Working for a Sustainable Kentucky
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1981
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
You can give to the Kentucky Conservation Foundation in many ways. Visit our weblink at http://kyconservationfound.org/fundraising/
If you wish to donate time or in-kind donations, please email director@kyconservation.org 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The Kentucky Conservation Foundation supports powerful and innovative programs in Kentucky supporting clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment. As the charitable 501(c)3 sponsor of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, We work to enhance and protect the Commonwealth’s rich biodiversity, educate the public on land conservation issues, promote sustainable use of energy, and alert the public to health issues involving extreme energy extraction. We believe in empowering communities for a just transition to a sustainable future.
Background Statement
The Kentucky Conservation Foundation is the 501(c)3 charitable fiscal sponsor of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, a statewide organization focused on land conservation, biodiversity protection and clean and sustainable energy solutions in Kentucky for over 40 years. We were founded in 1975 to connect the public to issues relating to the proposed damming of the Red River Gorge, and have continued to be a principal voice for the conservation concerns of the Commonwealth.
Impact Statement
Land Conservation:
This year, we provided the educational outreach to build public support to restore $5 million in funding for critical land conservation work in Kentucky.
Extreme Energy Extraction:
We have engaged citizens throughout Kentucky on community impacts from extreme extraction, including natural gas fracturing and mountaintop removal mining.
Clean Energy and Efficiency:
During this past year we have engaged stakeholders to expand opportunities for more solar and clean energy in Kentucky, highlighted opportunities for energy efficiency, and worked to build support for Green Schools programs, where $68 million has already been saved in avoided energy costs.
Working with children and adults, we have given presentations throughout the state to educate the public on the rich biodiversity of Kentucky, which contains more than 19,000 native animal and plant species, including over 100 who reside only in Kentucky. We are also working on support for pollinator programs to protect bees, which are essential for maintaining farm crops and wild diverse plant populations.
Needs Statement
  • In order to execute our core projects, (Sustainable Communities, Biodiversity Education, Land Conservation, Clean Energy and Protecting Communities from Extreme Energy Extraction) we must raise $80,000-$100,000 each year. 
  • We also are building our capacity to more easily reach citizens in all counties in the state, which will benefit from an additional $10-20k in capacity-building funds.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Citizen Participation
Tertiary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Alliances & Advocacy
Geographic Areas Served
Based in the capital city of Frankfort, but serving all citizens of the Commonwealth, we work to quickly keep the public informed of conservation matters as they happen. We provide resources in every county on local and statewide conservation issues, and help communities build positive solutions for a healthier, sustainable and just Commonwealth.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Raymond Barry
Company Affiliation Lexmark
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2017
Board Members
Mr. Raymond Barry PresidentVoting
Mr. Ramesh Bhatt TreasurerVoting
Mr. Bruce Scott SecretearyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 East Indian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Raymond Barry
Term Start Jan 2016
Email raybarry@windstream.net
Experience KCF works through an MOU contract in partnership with the Kentucky Conservation Committee and their Executive Director. Their executive director has over 20 years of experience in environmental advocacy, 20 years of experience in project management and marketing, and has previously served on the boards of the National Sierra Club and Citizens Coal Council. We approve annual work plans that are 501(c)3 compliant for the execution of our work through that staff capacity.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments As a small nonprofit, we are still building capacity and developing some procedures that would allow us to leverage larger grants and funding opportunities. We appreciate programs such as GoodGiving to help us build that capacity.

This project involves empowering communities on clean energy and efficiency options, education and outreach, including a focus on rural and low-income communities and efficient schools.

Budget $20,000 est.
Category Environment, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Description This project is focused on building support for Kentucky's unique, rare and threatened plants and animals, and conservation of lands where native plants and species are threatened.
Budget $5,000
Population Served , ,

This project is focused on building  coalitions in support of wild public lands for recreation, tourism, and the enjoyment of all Kentuckians, with a particular focus on Eastern Kentucky lands and state nature preserves lands in the east as a driver of tourism and transition employment for coal communities.

Budget $20,000 est.
Population Served , ,

This project is focused on building public education and community involvement in the issues surrounding natural gas, natural gas liquids, pipeline safety and private land rights.

Budget $15,000
Population Served , ,

This project is focused on the promotion of Kentucky's cultural heritage through public events involving our land, air and water.

Budget $5,000
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
  • We have a great opportunity in building momentum for our land conservation work, due to our victory this year in building public support for restoring $5 million in state land conservation funds. We also have great opportunity to expand our clean energy work and extreme extraction work as well, as greater options become available for energy alternatives.
  • One of our greatest challenges is in building up our core capacity for more resiliency. Three years ago we had to limit our project work and outreach due to extended illness of our core staff. We are now once again fully staffed and building great successes, but require a solid financial base to continue this momentum.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$50$5,000--
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$48,000----
Administration Expense$55----
Fundraising Expense$500----
Payments to Affiliates$1,375$36,000$47,875
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.980.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%0%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$44,314$36,008$36,719
Current Assets--$36,008$36,719
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$44,314$36,008$36,719
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments We are a small nonprofit who is now at a point where we must grow to fully support our partner programs. We have been fortunate to retain an annual donation through private donors for much of our program work, but must now diversify and expand our funding sources.
Address PO BOX 1152
FRANKFORT , KY 406021152
Primary Phone 502 209-9659
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Raymond Barry
Board Chair Mr. Raymond Barry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lexmark