HEART OF KENTUCKY UNITED WAY
118 N 3RD STREET
Danville KY 40422-1632
Contact Information
Nonprofit HEART OF KENTUCKY UNITED WAY
Address 118 N 3RD STREET
Danville, KY 40422 1632
Phone (859) 238-6986
Fax 859 238-6988
Contact Name Stephanie Blevins
Web and Social Media
Heart of Kentucky United Way Office
At A Glance
Former Names
Danville/Boyle County United Way
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
We appreciate donations all through the year.  Donations can be made by mailing a check to Heart of Kentucky United Way, 118 N. Third Street, Danville, KY 40422; phoning our offices at 859-238-6986 to make a pledge by credit card or to make a gift of stock; making a payroll deduction pledge through your employer's United Way campaign. Become a cash sponsor for our annual Day of Action, a 1-day community service event held in September that matches over 600 volunteers with local projects in our 4 county service area.  Make an Honorary gift at any time to recognize birthdays or other special events in someone's life.  Remember a loved one with a Memorial gift. In kind donations to meet various local needs are collected during the year. Contact our office at 859-238-6986 for additional information!
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement THE HEART OF KENTUCKY UNITED WAY, INC.'S GENERAL PURPOSE IS TO MOBILIZE PEOPLE TO GIVE, ADVOCATE, AND VOLUNTEER, CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR A GOOD LIFE FOR ALL.
Background Statement

Since 1949 Heart of Kentucky United Way has served Boyle County. As the organization grew, Lincoln county joined the effort to change lives in 2004, Mercer county joined forces with Heart of Kentucky United Way in 2006 to more efficiently serve the community & benefit clients in need, followed by Garrard county-- the area of our most recent growth. Heart of Kentucky United Way collaborates with over 30 area agencies that provide 50+ vital programs in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Emergency Crisis service to improve the lives of over 55,000 families and individuals in our 4-county service area each year. In 2006 Heart of Kentucky United Way partnered with Ephraim McDowell Health, The Salvation Army and the Boyle County Health Dept. to launch the HOPE Clinic and Pharmacy to provide health care to the uninsured and low-income population with chronic diseases. The Hope Clinic continues to provide vital services in our community and exemplifies the community impact model we strive toward.

As part of the United Way system that started in 1887, when a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city’s welfare problems. Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J.O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put their heads together to plan the first united campaign for ten health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to serve as an agent to collect funds for local charities, as well as to coordinate relief services, counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and make emergency assistance grants in cases which could not be referred. That year, Denver raised $21,700 and created a movement that would spread throughout the country to become the United Way. More than 125 years later, United Way is still focused on mobilizing the caring power of communities and making a difference in people’s lives.

In 1949 Heart of Kentucky United Way began serving the community of Boyle County. As the organization grew, the communities of Garrard and Lincoln joined the effort to change lives. In 2006, Mercer county joined forces with Heart of Kentucky United Way to more efficiently serve the community. It is the vision of Heart of Kentucky United Way to serve as a catalyst to transform communities. By mobilizing people to give, advocate, and volunteer, Heart of Kentucky United Way is creating opportunities for a good life for all.

 

Impact Statement

ACCOMPLISHMENTS


*Day of Action Sept. 17 2014: mobilized over 550 volunteers in 50+ service projects across Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer counties to improve health, education and income of area residents, included high school students from local schools in service learning projects.

*Committed to 41 community partner programs across 4 counties; serve 41,000+ beneficiaries yearly


*Technology investments to provide comprehensive donor tracking/database software to manage donors, prospects and volunteers to further engagement and increase interactive communication with all.

*In 2ndyear of providing web-based interactive system for agency & community organization programs to apply for funding, 100+ area volunteers review & evaluate program impacts, improved staff efficiency & year round communication with partners & volunteers

*Adopted 3-yr Strategic Plan that identifies key result areas to complete our transformation to a Community Impact model: Citizen Engagement, Community Impact, Team Performance for staff & volunteer board, technology enhancements, & resource development

*Completed Marketing/Communication Plan to better inform & help all citizens/external stakeholders in 4-county service area understand HKUW's transformation, increase citizen engagement to e-advocate-volunteer to help people in our service area improve our communities

GOALS

*Convened community advisory councils of key community leaders & stakeholders focused on Health, Education & Income to lead us in identifying community priorities.
 
*Identified specific, measurable goals in Health: Individuals & families are healthier. Education: 1-Children enter school ready to learn and succeed; 2-Youth complete high school ready for college, career, and/or life. Income: Families have adequate income and assets to independently meet their families’ needs.

*Continue developing key community impact working relationships with foundations-companies & their workforce-faith based groups-individuals-community systems-volunteer organizations-government-academia for HKUW's efforts to transform communities & improve lives

*Created/implementing a 3-yr resource development plan to grow & diversify revenue, mobilize resources, better understand current & prospective donors, increase volunteer engagement opportunities & donor recognition.

 
Needs Statement

 1. Volunteer engagement strategic plan to leverage the power of volunteers across the four counties of our service area

2. Community partner training regarding data/outcomes measurement to increase capacity during this transition to a community impact United Way.

Heart of Kentucky United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. To determine the needs, we conducted 200+ conversations and heard the aspirations of residents of our communities. Our focus is now on Education, Income, Health, and Crisis/Emergency Services.


To meet community aspirations expressed by participants of community conversations and data based need studies, Heart of Kentucky United Way serves as the catalyst to transform communities by bringing people and resources together. Your investment in Heart of Kentucky United Way is an investment in your community! We invite you to be a part of the change. You can give, you can advocate, and you can volunteer. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED.

CEO/Executive Director Statement

The vision of Heart of Kentucky United Way is to be a catalyst to transform the communities of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer counties. Heart of Kentucky United Way is the only organization in the 4-county area that works to advance the common good by recruiting people & organizations who bring passion, expertise, & resources needed to get things done.
To mobilize people to give, advocate, and volunteer, Heart of Kentucky United Way began by listening & will continue to listen. In order to determine the communities' aspirations, citizens from all walks of life were convened to share their ideals. What emerged were aspirations for Education, Income, Health, & Emergency Service. Research shows that these 4 areas are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life.

Heart of Kentucky United Way has been very successful as a fund raising organization. For a community its size, twice it was the highest per capita giving United Way in the US. Dollars were allocated to numerous good & worthwhile programs, but our problems were not only diminishing, some were actually getting worse. By transforming to a community impact model where we address root causes and system change, partners must use evidence based practices that show measurable, long term impact. No band-aid approach will get us to where we want to be. Heart of Kentucky United Way is committed to this impact work by focusing on the 3 building blocks for a good life – Education, Income and Health.
The citizens of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Mercer envision their community comprised of children & youth who enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed and youth able to complete high school ready for college, career, and/or life, citizens who have adequate income & assets to independently meet their families' needs, individual & families who are healthier. Citizens who invest in their communities through the Heart of Kentucky United Way entrust us with the responsibility of listening to their aspirations, bringing citizens from our communities together to determine the programs that meet community needs, are most effective and create lasting change, and watch over their investment by partnering with agencies and community organizations that administer the programs. This assures those investing in their community that their dollars will have the maximum impact possible.

Heart of Kentucky United Way has heard the voice of the citizens of our communities. We will continue to bring people together and listen. Our mission is to meet these aspirations by mobilizing people to give, advocate, and volunteer focusing in the areas of Education, Income and Health. We invite you to be a part of the change. That is what it means to Live United.

 
 
Board Chair Statement
From Heart of Kentucky United Way's Board Chair:    
The name United Way stands for more than just a pre-eminent charitable organization, it is symbolic that we are all united in the way we progress to benefit the communities we serve.  Historically, the Heart of Kentucky United Way has served many worthy organizations that we know provide benefits to those who need a helping hand, but never did we ask the community what it thought were the most significant issues and then focused our valuable resources on creating positive results.  That’s changed!
 
For the past several months we have reached out to you to determine the greatest needs and opportunities for impactful change in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties.  Through this dialogue we have identified three primary focus areas – Education, Family Income, and Health. 

It is important that we dream of a better tomorrow for ourselves, our children and our neighbors.  We can turn those dreams into reality by better ensuring that children enter school ready to learn and graduate high school ready for college or a job; equipping families with the tools to earn the income to meet their needs for food, clothing and housing; and helping people improve their quality of life through good health.  Our vision of improving the lives of those we call family and friends is accomplished through the generous gifts from those who care. 

As president of the Heart of Kentucky United Way, I know firsthand of the meaningful ways that your donations have improved lives.  I have seen their faces and heard their stories of renewed hope.  We all benefit when our children are educated, when people are working, and when everyone has enough to eat.  Your donation of money or time is not a contribution to the United Way, but a gift of hope for a better tomorrow for all we touch.

 Jeff Hogue
 
President

 Heart of Kentucky United Way

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building /
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Boyle County
Garrard County
Lincoln County
Mercer County
The citizens of counties of Boyle (Danville-Parksville-Perryville-Junction City-Gravel Switch), Garrard (Bryantsville-Lancaster-Paint Lick), Lincoln (Stanford-Hustonville-Crab Orchard-Eubank-Moreland-McKinney-Kings Mountain- Waynesburg) and Mercer (Burgin-Harrodsburg- Mackville-Salvisa) are served by Heart of Kentucky United Way.     Zip Codes served: 40440 40078 40310 40328 40330 40372 40416 40419 40422 40423 40437 40440 40444 40448 40452 40461 40464 40468 40484 40489 42567.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. At Heart of Kentucky United Way we understand that advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. Thus, we work to support programs and initiatives that advance Education, Income, and Health for all people in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Mercer counties. In doing so, we intend to promote long-term systemic change in the communities we serve.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
We understand that our work and resources belong to the communities we serve. Thus, we engaged citizens from all across Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Mercer counties in conversations about their aspirations for the communities where they live and work. Then, we incorporated local experts in each focus area to study the results from these community conversations. The following goals and priorities are the results of that effort:
 
Goal: Early Childhood Education, Children enter school ready to learn and succeed.
Priorities: Increase access to quality preschool; Increase parents' understanding, confidence, and skills in helping children prepare for school; Increase public awareness and support for investing in early childhood education. 
 
Goal: High School, Youth complete high school ready for college, career, and/or life.
Priorities:Ensure all children are on grade level in reading and math by the end of third grade; Connect students with the support and skills they need to succeed in school and life; Equip parents and supportive adults to help children be ready for and succeed in school and life.
 
Goal: Income, Families have adequate income and assets to independently meet their families' needs.
Priorities: Decrease barriers to employment and higher education, Increase ability to manage personal finances effectively; Help people in crisis become self-sufficient.
 
Goal: Health, Families and individuals are healthier.
Priorities: Pursue and promote healthy living and lifestyle for children; Pursue and promote healthy living for adults; Increase access and coordination of affordable healthcare services for all.
 
To advance our goals and priorities we fund and partner with community nonprofits and initiatives that address these goals and priorities. We have 41 different program services working to meet our communities' needs. These programs are provided by 25 partner agencies. Additionally, we work with 8 community partnerships to further our goals in the community. We are always pursuing new partnership opportunities and trying to support and develop  programs where there are deficiencies in programming.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Rick Waldon
Company Affiliation Paps Foods
Term Aug 2016 to July 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Clay Albright Caldwell StoneVoting
Dr. Charlie Boyd Bostick Dental CenterVoting
Mr. John Funkhouser Johnson-Pohlmann Insurance
Mr. Mego Haralu Harrodsburg Christian ChurchVoting
Mr. Jeff Hogue Hobart/ITW CorporationVoting
Mrs. Amy G. Isola Farmers National BankVoting
Dr. Keith Look Danville Independent Schools
Mrs. Kathy L Miles Centre CollegeVoting
Mr. John Nelson AM NewsVoting
Mr. Patrick Notlemeyer Centre College
Mr. Bert Piper Ephraim McDowell Health
Ms. Amy Porter Corning
Dr. Victoria L Reed DHAJames B Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg, KYVoting
Mr. John B Rodes Kerbaugh & Rodes - CPAVoting
Mr. Matt Urmanski Wausau Paper, Harrodsburg, KYVoting
Mr. Rick Waldon Pap's Foods, LLCVoting
Mr. Allen White Farmers National Bank, Mercer CountyVoting
Mr. David Young Boyle County Schools
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 78%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. John Nelson
Company Affiliation retired
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Personnel
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Debbie Baker American Greetings
Mrs Jane Boyd Community Volunteer
Mrs. Chris Claunch Mercer County Schools
Mr Jeremy Cocanougher Ephraim McDowell Hospital
Mrs. Kathlyn Crown-Weber Mercer County Health Department, Director
Ms. Mary Adrienne Davis Garrard County Schools
Mrs Sherry Davis Hobart
Ms. Amanda Gearhouse Lincoln County Library, Director
Mrs Stephanie Griffin Community Volunteer
Ms. Kristi Henry Boyle County Schools
Mrs Susan Hensley Community Volunteer
Mr. Jay Hettmansperger Garrard County Extention Office - Agent for Agriculture
Mr Jeff Joiner Farmers National Bank
Mr. David Land Garrard County EDP, Board Member
Mr. Jody Lassiter Danville-BoyleCo. EDP, President/CEO
Mrs. Amy Matthews Mercer County Adult Education, Director
Ms. Laura McWilliams Garrard County Library, Director
Mrs. Audrey Powell Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Community Services
Mr. James Ross Community Garden Planters, Director
Mrs. Lois Short Burgin Independent Schools
Mrs. Ruth Smith Ft. Logan Hospital/Ephraim McDowell Health
Mrs. Eva Stone Boyle Co. Schools/Lincoln Co. Schools, Health Coordinator
Mrs Melanee White Kentucky Utilities
Comments
CEO Comments
The vision of Heart of Kentucky United Way is to be a catalyst to transform the communities of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer counties & the towns within this area. Heart of Kentucky United Way is the only organization in our 4 county area that works to advance the common good by recruiting people & organizations who bring passion, expertise, & resources needed to get things done.  
To mobilize people to give, advocate, and volunteer, Heart of Kentucky United Way began by listening, & will continue to listen. To determine the aspirations of the communities, citizens across the counties & from all walks of life were convened to share their ideals.  From these conversations, interest in Education, Income, Health, and Emergency Service was prevalent. Research shows that these 4 areas are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life.
Heart of Kentucky United Way has been very successful as a fund raising organization.  For a community its size, twice it was the USA's highest per capita giving United Way.  Although dollars were allocated to many good, worthwhile programs, our communities' problems did not diminish; some actually got worse.  By transforming to a community impact model where we address root causes & system change, our partners must use evidence based practices that show measurable, long term impact to improve their clients lives & the communities where they provide programs.  No band-aid approach will get us to where we want to be.  Heart of Kentucky United Way is committed to this impact work by focusing on the three building blocks for a good life – Education, Income & Health. 
Citizens of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer counties envision their community comprised of children & youth who are able to achieve their educational potential, citizens who are financially stable & independent, people who are able to improve & maintain their health, & assistance available and provided to those who are in crisis. 
The citizens who invest in their communities through Heart of Kentucky United Way entrust us with the responsibility of listening to their aspirations, bringing citizens from our communities together to determine the programs that will create lasting change, & watch over their investment by partnering with agencies who administer those programs.  This assures each donor investing in their community that their dollars will have the maximum impact possible.
Heart of Kentucky United Way has heard the voice of the citizens of our communities & will continue to bring people together & to listen. Our mission is to meet these aspirations by mobilizing people to give, advocate, & volunteer.  We invite you to be a part of the change. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED.

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. Stephanie S. Blevins PhD
Term Start Jan 2014
Email sblevins@hkuw.org
Experience
Blevins is graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Communications, Masters in Agriculture Education, and a Ph.D. in Family Studies.  After serving as  Advertising Director for Central Kentucky Little Caesars, she joined the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association where she served as the Director of Communications and Research. Blevins Spent the next 15 years with the University of Kentucky as a Cooperative Extension Agent and then Youth Development Specialist.  In 2011 Blevins served for two years as the Chief Operating Officer for Heart of Kentucky United Way (HKUW). In January of 20114, she was promoted to the position of Executive Director. 
Co-CEO
Experience
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 540
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 20%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Executive Director
Experience/Biography
Hired 1-9-2012
Title Community Impact Director
Title Resource Development Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Comments
CEO Comments
The vision of Heart of Kentucky United Way is to be a catalyst to transform the Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer county communities. Heart of Kentucky United Way is the only organization in the 4 county area that works to advance the common good by recruiting people & organizations who bring passion, expertise, & resources needed to get things done.
To mobilize people to give, advocate, and volunteer Heart of Kentucky United Way began by listening & will continue to listen. In order to determine our communities' aspirations, citizens across the 4 counties from all walks of life were convened to share their ideals. From these conversations, interest in Education, Income, Health, & Emergency Service were prevalent. Research shows that these 4 areas are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life.
Heart of Kentucky United Way has been very successful as a fund raising organization. For a community its size,twice it was the USA's highest per capita giving United Way. Dollars were allocated to many good, worthwhile programs but our communities' problems didn ot diminish; some actually got worse. By transforming to a community impact model where we address root causes & system change, partners must use evidence based practices that show measurable, long term impact. No band-aid approach will get us to where we want to be. Heart of Kentucky United Way is committed to this impact work by focusing on the 3 building blocks for a good life – Education, Income & Health.

Citizens of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer counties envision their community comprised of children & youth who are able to achieve their educational potential, citizens who are financially stable & independent, people who are able to improve & maintain their health, & assistance to those who are in crisis.

The citizens who invest in their communities through Heart of Kentucky United Way entrust us with the responsibility of listening to their aspirations, bringing citizens from our communities together to determine the programs that will create lasting change, & watching over their investment by partnering with agencies who administer those programs. This assures individuals & businesses investing in their community their dollars haveg the maximum impact possible.

Heart of Kentucky United Way hears the voices of the citizens of our communities & will continue to bring people together, & to listen. Our mission is to meet these aspirations by mobilizing people to give, advocate, & volunteer. We invite you to be a part of the change. That's what it means to Live United.

 

Description

HKUW provides funding to agencies and other community partners who provide programs and services that meet identified community needs in the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME, and HEALTH for individuals and families who live and work in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties. Providers who apply and their programs are reviewed annually by trained community volunteers for sound fiscal management, organizational capacity and effectiveness, alignment of programs and services with community needs and HKUW goals, priorities and strategies. HKUW Funded programs demonstrate measureable program outcomes and track and report client/community results that show positive improvement in the lives of their clients and the communities located in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties.

Results show improved school success for children and youth. Results show more families independently meet their families' needs through employment, job skills training and adult education, budgeting and personal financial management skills. Results show community resources for crisis services provide coordinated short term assistance for housing, food, and essential needs as well as information, referral and access to community resources to improve clients’ knowledge and skills to move toward financial independence. Results show children and adults improve their health and wellness.

 

Budget $547,611
Category
Population Served , ,
Description
 
Goal 1: Children enter school ready to learn and succeed. Measurement Tool: Kindergarten Readiness Scores. Population Indictor: Increase in the percentage of children that are "kindergarten ready".

Priorities: Increase access to affordable, quality preschool. Increase parents' understanding, confidence, and skills in helping children prepare for school. Increase public awareness and support for investing in early childhood education.

Strategies: Offer Parent-to-Parent mentoring. Provide early childhood programming that prepares children to succeed in school and life. Increase parent engagement in and understanding of earl child development. Extend parenting education to work place, health care providers, neighborhoods, churches, schools.

Goal 2: Youth complete High school ready for college, career, and/or life. Measurement Tool: College Career Readiness Scores. Population Indictor: Increase the percentage of high school graduates who are college and/or career ready.

Priorities: Ensure all children are on grade level in reading and math by third grade.  Connect students with the support and skills they need to succeed in school. Equip parents and supportive adults to help children be ready for and succeed in school.

Strategies: Provide after school programming that develops life skills, including but not limited to problem solving, coping, self-care, and communication skills. Provide youth with knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Increase parent and youth engagement in and understanding of college and career readiness. Increase youth access to a caring adult role model. Extend parenting education (mentors, workshops, classes) to workplace, neighborhoods, churches, schools.

 

Budget $199,400
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Description

 

Goal: Families have adequate income and assets to independently meet their families' needs. Measurement Tool: US Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates. Population Indictor: Increase the median household income.

Priorities: Decrease barriers to employment and higher education. Increase ability to manage personal finances effectively. Help people in crisis become self-sufficient.

Strategies -Support individuals and families in establishing budgeting and banking skills. Increase access to and coordination between self-sufficiency services and individuals/families. Connect families and individuals in crisis to housing, food, health care, and transportation. Increase employability of individuals through education/training for skills required for the region's employment opportunities. Support micro-enterprise training and creation.

 

Budget $154,750
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Families, General/Unspecified
Description

Goal: Individuals and families are healthier. Measurement Tool: Kentucky County Health Rankings. Population Indictor: Healthier individuals and families.

Priorities: Pursue and promote healthy living and lifestyle for children. Pursue and promote healthy living and lifestyle for adults. Increase access and coordination of affordable health care services for all.

Strategies: Establish place-based wellness coalitions to educate and motivate healthy choices. Increase access to healthy food & physical activities. Increase access to preventive health services. Increase individuals; and families' engagement in and understanding of health. Improve individuals' and families' healthy behaviors. Ensure individuals and families are safe.

Budget $193,461
Category Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Heart of Kentucky United Way's vision is to be a catalyst to transform the Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer county communities. Heart of Kentucky United Way is the only organization in the four county area that works to advance the common good by recruiting people & organizations who bring passion, expertise, & resources needed to get things done.  
To mobilize people to give, advocate, and volunteer, Heart of Kentucky United Way began by listening & will continue to listen.  In order to determine the aspirations of the communities, citizens across the 4 counties & from all walks of life were convened to share their ideals.  From these conversations, interest in Education, Income, Health, & Emergency Service were prevalent. Research shows that these 4 areas are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life.
Heart of Kentucky United Way has been very successful as a fund raising organization.  For a community its size, twice it was the USA's highest per capita giving United Way.  Dollars were allocated to many good, worthwhile programs but our communities' problems did not diminish, some actually got worse.  By transforming to a community impact model where we address root causes & system change, partners must use evidence based practices that show measurable, long term impact.  No band-aid approach will get us to where we want to be. Heart of Kentucky United Way is committed to this impact work by focusing on the 3 building blocks for a good life – Education, Income and Health.
Citizens of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Mercer counties envision their community comprised of children & youth who are able to achieve their educational potential, citizens who are financially stable & independent, people who are able to improve & maintain their health, & assistance to those who are in crisis. 
The citizens who invest in their communities through Heart of Kentucky United Way entrust us with the responsibility of listening to their aspirations, bringing citizens from our communities together to determine the programs that will create lasting change, & watching over their investment by partnering with agencies who administer the programs.  This assures those investing in their community of their dollars having the maximum impact possible.

Heart of Kentucky United Way hears the voices of the citizens of our communities & will continue to bring people together, & to listen.  Our mission is to meet these aspirations by mobilizing people to give, advocate, & volunteer.  We invite you to be a part of the change. That is what it means to Live United.

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2011
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Heart of Kentucky United Way collaborates/partners with: Chambers of Commerce, Heart of Danville, Centre College, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, area 4-H Councils, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Bluegrass Community Action Partnership, Centro Latino, Boyle Co. Adult Education, Mercer County Adult Education & Learning Center, Wilderness Trace Child Development Center, Wilderness Trace Family YMCA, American Red Cross - Central Kentucky & Daniel Boone Chapters, BGCAP Adult Day Programs, Boyle Co. Seniors, Garrard Co. Seniors, Hope Clinic & Pharmacy (Partnership with Ephraim McDowell Health & Salvation Army), Lincoln Co. Senior Citizens, Mercer Co. Seniors Center, BGCAP Senior Companion Program, Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, CASA at Woodlawn, Children's Advocacy of the Bluegrass, Heritage Hospice, Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky, Nursing Home Ombudsman of the Bluegrass, Recovery Center/Comprehensive Care, Sunrise Children's Home-Woodlawn Campus, BGDVP, BGCAP Self-Sufficiency, Family Services Assn of Boyle Co., Habitat for Humanity-Boyle & Mercer Co. chapters, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass,  The Salvation Army, Community Garden Partners in Boyle Co. and Boyle Co. Economic Development Partnership in Workforce Development efforts.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way Member Agency2011
Chamber of Commerce2011
Kentucky Nonprofit Network2011
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $1,030,790.00
Projected Expenses $937,747.00
Endowment Value $650,840.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$892,517$954,162$1,142,652
Total Expenses$877,430$1,136,110$1,275,324
Revenue Less Expenses$15,087($181,948)($132,672)
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
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$854,738$875,085$1,115,790
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------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$20,446$78,478$17,082
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$17,333$599$9,780
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$703,627$938,922$981,037
Administration Expense$109,971$114,192$159,032
Fundraising Expense$63,832$82,996$135,255
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.840.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%83%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%9%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,119,240$1,199,806$1,481,762
Current Assets$390,697$400,875$462,579
Long-Term Liabilities$298,518$401,045$410,665
Current Liabilities$20,113$30,380$120,768
Total Net Assets$800,609$768,381$950,329
Form 990s
2015 990
2014 990
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990
2010 990
2009 990
2008 990
Audit Documents
2013 Audit
2012 Audits
2011 Audits
2010 Audits
2009 Audits
2008 Audits
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $1,000,000.00
Dates Sept 2015 to Feb 2016
Amount Raised To Date 781000 as of June 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
The vision of Heart of Kentucky United Way is to be a catalyst to transform the communities of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer counties. Heart of Kentucky United Way is the only organization in our 4 county area that works to advance the common good by recruiting people & organizations who bring passion, expertise, & resources needed to get things done.  
To mobilize people to give, advocate, & volunteer, Heart of Kentucky United Way began by listening & will continue to listen. In order to determine our communities' aspirations, citizens across our 4 counties & from all walks of life were convened to share their ideals. From these conversations, interest in Education, Income, Health, & Emergency Service were prevalent. Research shows that these 4 areas are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life.
Heart of Kentucky United Way has been very successful as a fund raising organization. For a community its size, twice it was the USA's highest per capita giving United Way. Dollars were allocated to many goo, worthwhile programs but problems in our communities did not diminish; some actually got worse. By transforming to a community impact model where we address root causes & system change, partners must use evidence based practices that show measurable, long term impact. No band aid approach will get us to where we want to be. Heart of Kentucky United Way is committed to this impact work by focusing on the 3 building blocks for a good life–Education, Income & Health.
The citizens of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, & Mercer counties envision their community comprised of children & youth who are able to achieve their educational potential, citizens who are financially stable & independent, people who are able to improve & maintain their health, & assistance available & provided to those in crisis.
The citizens who invest in their communities through Heart of Kentucky United Way entrust us with the responsibility of listening to their aspirations, bringing citizens from our communities together to determine the programs that will create lasting change & watching over their investment by partnering with the agencies who administer those programs. This assures those investing in their community that their dollars have the maximum impact possible.
Heart of Kentucky United Way has heard the voice of the citizens of our communities & will continue to bring people together & to listen. Our mission is to meet these aspirations by mobilizing people to give, advocate, & volunteer. We invite you to be a part of the change. That's what it means to Live United.
Address 118 N 3RD STREET
Danville, KY 404221632
Primary Phone 859 238-6986
Contact Email unitedway@hkuw.org
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Stephanie S. Blevins PhD
Board Chair Mr. Rick Waldon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Paps Foods