Blue Grass Community Foundation is the oldest and largest independent charitable organization serving Central and Eastern Kentuckians. We enhance the quality of life in our local communities for today and tomorrow through philanthropy and civic engagement. We grow charitable giving and support activist philanthropy.

Each of the Community Foundation’s 400-plus charitable funds advances the causes that matter most to the donors that established them. We work closely with our donors to provide personalized services and a wide array of planned giving opportunities that make charitable giving easy, effective and rewarding. In addition, gifts to the Community Foundation receive maximum tax benefits. Endow Kentucky offers a 20 percent state tax credit on qualifying gifts to endowments held at Community Foundation.

We also take the lead on key civic and social projects. Our record speaks for itself. We get things done. Click here for more information about some of our projects and partnerships.

As part of our commitment to maximizing the impact of charitable giving in our region, the Community Foundation has embarked on a capital campaign to establish strategic endowment funds to strengthen our communities now and for generations to come.

  • The Civic Leadership Fund brings together partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to explore, incubate and accomplish effective, innovative initiatives for the good of Central and Eastern Kentucky.
  • The Fund for Greater Lexington provides support for programs, projects and collaborations designed to have a real, measurable impact on Central Kentucky’s greatest challenges--and opportunities.
  • The Fund for Appalachia Kentucky, in partnership with stakeholders from Appalachian counties, addresses Eastern Kentucky’s most pressing concerns.

At Blue Grass Community Foundation, we believe that the power and passion of individual philanthropy leads to a stronger, more vibrant community for us all. But we also know that we make the greatest impact when we work together.

Join us! When you give to Blue Grass Community Foundation, you can feel confident that you’ve made a significant contribution to a better future for us all.

To learn how you can make a difference, contact Allison Lankford at alankford@bgcf.org