NONPROFIT SERVICES

Blue Grass Community Foundation has a proud history of serving visionary nonprofits, schools and religious institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life in our region. We offer a variety of services to our nonprofit community, providing support so that your organization can focus on the important work of your mission.

NONPROFIT ENDOWMENT FUNDS

We can help your nonprofit organization establish and grow an endowment fund. With more than 40 years of experience working within our community’s nonprofit sector, we can help your organization plan and create an endowment that meets your needs for the future. Along with trusted investment expertise and affordable fees, we’ll provide the comprehensive management services you’ll need to oversee and grow your fund. Whether you’re consulting with our experienced planned giving and investment specialists or working with our professional administrative staff, Blue Grass Community Foundation is there for you—every step of the way. For more information about how to open an endowment fund at the Community Foundation, see Start a Fund.

NON-ENDOWED FUNDS

In addition to permanent endowed funds, we also offer non-endowed charitable funds for nonprofits. Organizations use these funds to separate resources for special projects, such as a building campaign. In addition, the non-endowed fund can accept a wide range of asset types for donation. Non-endowed funds offer the benefits of managed investment growth, with the flexibility of distributing the funds you need, when you need them. For more information about how to open a non-endowed fund at the Community Foundation, see Start a Fund.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIPS

Serving as a jumping-off point with a safety net, the Community Foundation helps new charitable organizations get started through fiscal sponsorship. We will serve as the fiscal sponsor for your new nonprofit, enabling you to accept tax-deductible contributions, while you work toward your own tax-exempt status. We handle all of the administrative tasks of running your nonprofit, including filing the IRS Form 990 each year. In addition to new nonprofits, community groups with a limited-duration project, such as building a community garden, may also apply for a fiscal sponsorship fund. We provide the expertise and support you need to make your charitable aspirations soar. 

Fiscal Sponsorship Application
Fiscal Sponorship Project Fund Expense Form

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

The Community Foundation offers grants to regional nonprofits through a variety of competitive grant programs. For more information on grant opportunities for your organization, click here.

GOODGIVING.NET

Blue Grass Community Foundation is excited to bring a new tool to the nonprofit community. GoodGiving.net is a powerful online database providing a wealth of information about local nonprofits. Empowering and enriching charitable giving in the region, GoodGiving.net will benefit local nonprofits, donors and the community at large. The database tool provides information about finances, governance and programs of the nonprofits doing extraordinary work in our community.

We encourage your nonprofit organization to take advantage of the enhanced exposure provided by this powerful new tool by completing a nonprofit profile to be included in the database. Share your stories with the community and raise awareness and support for the work that you do. In addition, your organization will be able to accept credit card donations through your GoodGiving.net profile, at no charge to your organization.

To get started on your GoodGiving.net profile or for more information, contact Barbara Fischer at 859-225-3343 or by email at bfischer@bgcf.org.

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