Nonprofit Services

Helping nonprofits help our community. 

We are proud to serve visionary nonprofits, schools and religious institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life in our region. We can help your organization focus on the important work of your mission by offering a variety of services, including: 

Nonprofit Endowment Funds

We can help your nonprofit organization establish and grow an endowment fund tailored to meet your organization’s needs. Along with trusted investment expertise and affordable fees, we’ll provide the comprehensive management services you’ll need to oversee and grow your fund.

Non-Endowed Funds

Non-endowed charitable funds offer the benefits of managed investment growth, with the flexibility of distributing the funds you need, when you need them. Nonprofits often use a non-endowed charitable fund to separate resources for special projects, such as a building campaign. Non-endowed charitable funds can accept a variety of asset types for donation. 

Fiscal Sponsorships

Fiscal sponsorship provides a safety net for new charitable organizations. In a fiscal sponsorship, BGCF serves as the fiscal sponsor for your new nonprofit, enabling you to accept tax-deductible contributions as you work toward procuring your own tax-exempt status. We handle all the administrative tasks of running your nonprofit, including filing the IRS Form 990 each year.  

Community groups with a limited-duration project may also apply for a fiscal sponsorship fund. We provide the expertise and support you need to help you achieve your charitable aspirations.  

Grant Opportunities

BGCF offers grants to nonprofits through a variety of competitive grant programs.

GrantStation Insider

To stay updated on BGCF grant opportunities, sign up for GrantStation Insider – a free, weekly e-newsletter with links to national and local grant opportunities, as well as useful, current news for Kentucky nonprofits. 

Kentucky Nonprofit Directory

We’re pleased to provide the Kentucky Nonprofit Directory, a free resource that puts in-depth information about every public charity in Kentucky at your fingertips. The Kentucky Nonprofit Directory offers enhanced search and filter options, as well as interactive financial graphics to present the latest, most transparent information about our local charities.  

GoodGiving Challenge 

Since 2011, Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing have hosted the GoodGiving Challenge – an online giving event that rallies the community in support of our nonprofits. Launching annually on Giving Tuesday, donations made to local nonprofits are amplified with hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching dollars and prizes.