Lexington Black Philanthropy Week

What is Lexington Black Philanthropy Week?

Lexington Black Philanthropy Week is an online giving campaign hosted by the Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative (LBPI), a community-advised committee of Blue Grass Community Foundation. Inspired by the success of Black Philanthropy Month, LBPI seeks to inspire generosity and encourage support of local Black-focused, Black-led and Black-serving organizations.

When is Lexington Black Philanthropy Week?

Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23

Who can participate?

  • Organizations must be an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity, or have a fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations must have a GuideStar.org Gold Seal of Transparency.
  • Organizations must have a physical location in Fayette County.
  • Organizations must be Black-focused, Black-led and/or Black-serving.
  • Organizations may not participate if they are identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Hate Map or other due diligence tools as participating in hateful activities.
  • Institutions of faith may only participate if fundraising for non-secular charitable programming, such as a food pantry that is operated from the organization. Educational programs operated within a religious institution, such as a parochial school, may participate so long as funding is for educational and/or purposes.

Why should your organization participate?

Matching opportunities and prizes totaling $20,000 amplify your donors’ gifts! In addition, organizations that raise at least $1,000 will get their GoodGiving Challenge registration fee ($500) waived or reimbursed.

How much does it cost to participate?

Nothing! In its inaugural year, there is no cost to participate in Lexington Black Philanthropy Week.

How do you apply?

Lexington Black-focused, Black-led and/or Black-serving organizations are encouraged to apply by Monday, July 22 at 5pm.

Applications are subject to review and approval by the LPBI Advisory Committee. Approved organizations will be notified by Friday, July 26.