For grant seekers

 

At Blue Grass Community Foundation, grantmaking is the hub of what we mean when we say “We’re in it for GOOD.” Giving good back to the community that serves its members is how we fulfill that mission every day. In 2012, BGCF and its affiliates awarded over $394,000 competitive grant making dollars to organizations serving the needs of communities in Central Kentucky.

Grants are distributed through a competitive process in specific areas such as education, arts and culture, health services, or the environment. Each competitive grantmaking program is headed by a group of local volunteers elected by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors to review requests and recommend recipients. All considered grant applicants must submit required materials stated for each grant applied. *NOTE: Unsolicited grant requests without proper submitted application and materials will not be considered.

Below is a listing of competitive grants offered through the Community Foundation and its affiliates. Please keep in mind that available grants, applications and deadlines may change throughout the year, so we encourage you to visit this page regularly for updates.

CLICK HERE for a list of 2013 Grant Recipients

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR KENTUCKY

The King’s Daughters & Sons Foundation of Kentucky Grant

Qualified charitable organizations serving Kentucky are eligible to apply for funding for projects that focus on Higher Education, Health and General Welfare programs.  Within these categories, the contributions program will support projects with an emphasis on capital expansion and equipment purchases, specific program funding and scholarship funds.

Application

Applications are due October 31, 2014 and should be mailed to the following address:

The King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky, Inc.
c/o Marc E. Craft, CPA
128 Edwards Ave, Suite D
Georgetown,  KY 40324

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR CENTRAL KENTUCKY

Blue Grass Community Foundation Community Grants

Qualified charitable organizations serving Anderson, Bourbon, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott and/or Woodford Counties are eligible to apply for funding for projects that focus on family literacy and early childhood education. The grant amount requested should range between $2,500 and $10,000.

Application

The deadline to apply is August 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Qualified charitable organizations serving Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Counties are  eligible to apply for innovative projects that inform or engage the community. The grant amount requested should range from $5,000 to $75,000.

Watch this space for information about the next grant cycle.

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR BOYLE COUNTY

Hudson-Ellis Grants

Qualified charitable organizations serving Boyle County are eligible to apply for funding for projects for the good of Boyle County. The grant amount requested should not exceed $10,000.

Application

The deadline to apply is July 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm.


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR CLARK COUNTY

Clark County Community Foundation Competitive Grants

No formal competitive grantmaking program is available for 2014. Clark County Community Foundation will award up to $195,000 in matching grants to charitable organizations located in Clark County and participating in the 2014 GoodGiving Challenge.


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Teacher Mini-Grants Program

Teachers in the Fayette County Public School system are eligible to apply for funding for creative and interesting programs, projects or events for their classrooms that will encourage learning. A preference will be given to projects focused on early childhood education (age 3 – K) and literacy (across all grade levels and subject areas). The program will enable the purchase of special materials or resources for the classroom which are not allocated in school budgets. The grant amount requested should not exceed $1,000. A total of $10,000 will be distributed through the Teacher Mini-Grants Program.

Application Guidelines

Proposals should be sent to Kim Lyon, Office of Student Achievement, IAKSS Room 105 by August 27, 2014.


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR ROWAN COUNTY

Rowan County Community Fund Competitive Grant

Qualified charitable organizations serving Rowan County are eligible to apply for funding for proposals that serve residents of Rowan County, Kentucky. The size and number of grant awards are directly related to the amount of money available each year from the Rowan County Community Fund and the number of grant applications received. Grant applications are reviewed and approved annually by the Rowan County Community Fund Advisory Board.  Grants awarded will range between $500 and $5,000.

Watch this space for information about the next grant cycle.

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