About Us

 

Blue Grass Community Foundation is where people go to give—of their passion, money and ideas—to enhance the quality of life in our region. We help individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations establish charitable funds, guide their resources to support causes they care about, meet community needs and make a difference. We also lead, convene and facilitate on important community issues.

HOW WE WORK

Community foundations are public charities created by a collaboration of local citizens with a common purpose—to improve the quality of life in their region. Blue Grass Community Foundation is one of nearly 700 community foundations across the nation. We are a unique tax-exempt nonprofit that enables individuals, families, businesses and other nonprofit organizations to establish permanent charitable funds to meet current and future community needs. Overseen by a volunteer board of community leaders and run by professionals who are experts in local philanthropy, we invest and manage these charitable funds. In addition, we convene community leaders and volunteers to help people come together to have the greatest collective impact for good.

Blue Grass Community Foundation is part of a network of foundations that meet the National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations Program administered by the Council on Foundations, a network of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations worldwide.

 

WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU

As a community foundation, we are experts in local philanthropy. We know and understand the current needs in our region. In addition to allowing you to give to any and every charitable cause that you care about, including your alma mater and place of worship, we offer the opportunity to work together with other like-minded donors to accomplish a shared philanthropic vision. Blue Grass Community Foundation is a place to collaborate, a place to learn about local needs, a place to share individual passions—a true community of people dedicated to improving the quality of life in our region.

Organizing your giving through a charitable fund also provides you many practical benefits. Opening a charitable fund at Blue Grass Community Foundation provides you the ultimate flexibility in timing your annual giving, without the pressure of a looming tax year-end. Plus, you can streamline your recordkeeping, eliminating the ongoing task of tracking receipts. Through the Community Foundation, you have access to expert professionals who can help you plan for future giving, including passing on your legacy of philanthropy to your children and grandchildren.

Blue Grass Community Foundation offers you a convenient, simple way to organize your charitable giving so that you can make strategic, informed decisions about where and when you give.

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“Blue Grass Community Foundation is dedicated to the idea that one person can make a powerful impact…but we also know that we make the greatest impact when we work together.” —John Hall, Chairman of the Board