101 East Vine Street
Lexington KY 40507
Contact Information
Address 101 East Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone (859) 258-3119
Fax 859 258-3007
Contact Name Laura Hatfield
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement To promote positive youth development and to prevent juvenile delinquency through collaboration and capacity building.
Background Statement

Partners For Youth (PFY) is a non-profit 501 C(3) corporation founded by former mayor, Pam Miller, in 1995 in response to circumstances which followed the 1994 shooting and killing of an African American youth by a white police officer. The resulting civil disturbance and public discussion that took place over the ensuing months brought into focus the disaffection and despair felt by a segment of our youth. Partners For Youth was formed to help coordinate services and ensure that the resources in our community are made available to every segment of our population. To do this, PFY acts as a clearinghouse for community contributions - including money and in-kind assistance - to programs serving young people, and helps coordinate activities so the programs can work as cooperatively and effectively as possible. It is this cooperation among community agencies, institutions, and citizens which is so essential to provide meaningful programs which will put community resources to work where they are most needed.

Impact Statement


1) Distributed $76,500 to 40 Grassroots programs to support positive youth development programming.

2) Distributed 10 higher education scholarships for youth. 
3) Celebrated 20 years of service with a Spotlight on Youth event showcasing over 75 talented youth on stage. 


1) Increase community awareness of PFY through enhanced marketing and public relations efforts in order to strengthen our sustainability and organizational value.

2) Maintain a knowledgeable and diverse board through on-going development and training opportunities.

3) Through increased funding, facilitate and strengthen services, programming and opportunities for youth.

4) Facilitate and strengthen collaboration with community partners.

CEO/Executive Director Statement Partners for Youth meets a unique need in our community by funding and giving support to true grassroots programs geared toward supporting our most vulnerable youth.  While our grant program does fund non-profits, our funding is also open to faith communities, schools and individuals who are committed to creating opportunities to support children and youth.  We work to not only give financial support to these groups but also engage their work with others in order for them to build capacity to serve more youth.  Please join us in our mission to identify true Partners for Youth! 
Geographic Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair Assistant Chief Lawrence Weathers
Company Affiliation Lexington Police
Term 2015 to 2017
Board Members
Stephanie Bennett PhDUniversity of KYVoting
Kimberly Burris FCPS Social WorkerVoting
Briana Gaylord Commonwealth Attorney's OfficeVoting
Paulette Givens FCPS Law Enforcement
Wesley Hollbrook Community VolunteerVoting
Erica Mitchell County Attorney's OfficeVoting
Mark Onishi 4 BenefitsVoting
Stacy Owens American Water - Eastern DivisionVoting
Malcolm Ratchford Community Action CouncilVoting
Hilda Rivera Former Scholarship Recipient and BCTC StudentVoting
Mandy Roberts KY Association of Equine PractitionersVoting
Steve Schnettler Stephen D. Schnettler, PLLCVoting
David Startsman Commonwealth Attorney's OfficeVoting
Kevin Sutphin Chase BankVoting
Linda Taylor LFUCG - Division of Social ServicesVoting
Jennifer True Fayette County Attorney's OfficeVoting
Rev. Keith Tyler Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Elizabeth Watchel Ph.D.EKU - Training Resource CenterVoting
Assistant Chief Lawrence Weathers LFUCG Police Department
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 67%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 85%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Jennifer True
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term 2015 to 2017
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Laura Hatfield
Term Start Aug 2011
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 75
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 75%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
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
The Grassroots Allocations program raises and allocates local funds to grassroots programs that provide opportunities for young people.  Programs served include academic tutoring, recreation, diversity programs, skill development, and many more.
The Partners for Youth/Toyota Scholarship program began in 1998 through a donation from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Youth who participate in programs funded by the Grassroots Allocations Program are eligible. Scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education program that encourages recipients to continue their education. Each year up to 10 youth receive $1,000 – $1,500 scholarships. 
Budget 104720
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Program Short Term Success PFY allocated $61,000 to 34 local youth programs for 2010-2011.
Program Long term Success Since 1995 PFY has given over $1,000,000 to 239 different youth programs.
Spotlight on Youth is an annual event where we bring the community together to highlight programming and services for youth in addition to recognizing our current Grassroots grants recipients.
Budget 5069
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Description The Council was formed in 1999 to provide leadership and service opportunities for young people, and to provide a vehicle for meaningful dialogue among youth and community leaders. The Mayor’s Youth Council works closely with other local youth organizations. About 40 high school students participate in this diverse organization regularly. It is open to all youth age 14 to 18 in Fayette County.
Budget 17602
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2012
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
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 $275,406.00
Projected Expenses $274,802.00
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$232,976$222,498$234,669
Individual Contributions$28,000$43,279$11,500
Investment Income, Net of Losses$324$323$330
Membership Dues------
Special Events----$6,450
Revenue In-Kind--$172,498--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$210,465$216,467$176,860
Administration Expense$58,341$62,263$56,438
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.981.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%78%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$270,606$274,800$279,930
Current Assets$270,606$274,800$278,930
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$47,886$51,429$51,793
Total Net Assets$222,720$223,371$228,137
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 101 East Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Primary Phone 859 258-3119
CEO/Executive Director Laura Hatfield
Board Chair Assistant Chief Lawrence Weathers
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lexington Police