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2020 GoodGiving Challenge Raises $2.39 million for Local Nonprofits

Tenth annual week-long online giving campaign raised a record-breaking amount of money for 126 nonprofits The preliminary numbers are in for the GoodGiving Challenge, and they reveal that $2.39 million was raised for 126 local nonprofits during the record-breaking, week-long online giving campaign that launched on Giving Tuesday. Hosted by… Read More

BGCF Announces New Board Officers and Board Members

July 1, 2020 (Lexington, Ky.) – Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of the following officers of the board for FY21: Chair: Fran Taylor, Owner/Partner of Lexington Silver, LLCVice Chair: Andy Reynolds, COO of BallastTreasurer: Art Salomon, Founder & CEO of Salomon & Co.Secretary: Travis Musgrave,… Read More

Blue Grass Community Foundation Announces Creation of Equity Fund

June 30, 2020 (Lexington, Ky.) — In response to an outpouring of requests from donors, the Blue Grass Community Foundation’s (BGCF) board of directors has created a non-endowed charitable fund for racial equity and anti-Black racism. This new fund has been established to combat financial disparities, address racial bias and… Read More

Lexington wins big with National Endowment for the Arts Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that it is awarding $215,000 in grant funding to six Lexington-based projects. “Lexington has a vibrant arts community, and these creative grants will offer new opportunities to our artists and to our citizens,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. National Endowment for the… Read More

Take 5 to Give 5 on GivingTuesdayNow

May 4, 2020 (Lexington, Ky.) — Blue Grass Community Foundation and United Way of the Bluegrass are asking members of the communities they serve to Take 5 to Give 5 to the Coronavirus Response Fund tomorrow, May 5, in celebration of GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of generosity.  Participating in Take 5 to Give 5 is easy:  Take 5 minutes   Donate what you can at … Read More

Local Coronavirus Relief Effort Joins Global GivingTuesdayNow Day of Giving

April 30, 2020 (Lexington, Ky.) — United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) and Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) are joining the GivingTuesdayNow global day of giving on Tuesday, May 5, to encourage gifts to the Coronavirus Response Fund, a collaborative effort to support  local nonprofit organizations providing critical services to the most… Read More