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BGCF365 Awards $25,000 in Grants to Create a Healthier Lexington

To-date Grantmaking Total Reaches $125,000 BGCF365, a giving circle at Blue Grass Community Foundation for emerging philanthropists, awarded five grants totaling $25,000 to nonprofits working to create healthier neighborhoods in Fayette County. Refuge Clinic was awarded $10,000 to provide dental, medical and mental healthcare for uninsured or underinsured individuals in… Read More

2021 GoodGiving Challenge raises $2.9 million for nonprofits

11th annual week-long online giving campaign raised a record-breaking amount of money for 179 local nonprofits Lexington, Ky. (December 8, 2021) – The preliminary numbers are in for the 2021 GoodGiving Challenge, and they reveal that $2.9 million was raised for 179 local nonprofits during the record-breaking, week-long online… Read More

11th Annual GoodGiving Challenge Launches on Giving Tuesday

Record number of nonprofits participating in region’s biggest online giving event Looking for an easy and fun way to give back this holiday season? With 179 nonprofits to support, and daily match challenges totaling more than $640,000, the GoodGiving Challenge is the perfect way to donate to the hardworking nonprofits… Read More

New project embeds artists in Lexington city hall

The City of Lexington is taking the phrase, “Life imitates art,” to a new level. Three local artists are now working within city government offices, a part of Lexington’s new “Civic Artist-in-Residence,” or CAIR, program. CAIR is the brainchild of nonprofit CivicLex, the City of Lexington and the Blue Grass… Read More

Blue Grass Community Foundation Announces New Board Officers and Board Members

Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of the following officers of the board for FY22: Chair: Fran Taylor, owner/partner of Lexington Silver, LLCVice Chair: Andy Reynolds, COO of BallastSecretary: Salvador Sanchez, owner/founder of A Cup of Common WealthTreasurer: Bill Alverson, retired CEO of Traditional Bank and… Read More

BGCF Joins Lex Do This! COVID-19 Vaccine Effort

BGCF was proud to be part of the coalition of forces behind the Lex Do This! campaign to educate and encourage Lexington residents to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Lisa Adkins, BGCF president/CEO, joined Mayor Linda Gorton, Governor Andy Beshear, Fayette Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, members of the… Read More

BGCF365 Grants $25,000 to Lexington Arts Nonprofits

BGCF365, an initiative of Blue Grass Community Foundation, awarded five grants totaling $25,000 to arts and arts education nonprofits in Fayette County. BGCF365 members met virtually on January 21, 2021, to hear representatives of five arts organizations describe how they’ve delivered creative arts programming in innovative ways to Lexington… Read More