Category: Foundation News

Blue Grass Community Foundation announces new board officers and members

Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of the following officers of the board for FY23: Chair: Andy Reynolds, COO of BallastVice Chair: Michelle Hollingshead, founder of Imprint Coaching + ConsultingSecretary: Salvador Sanchez, owner/founder of A Cup of Common WealthTreasurer: Bill Alverson, retired CEO of Traditional Bank… Read More

Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative announces $150,000 Better Together grant pool

Grants will be awarded to organizations advancing racial equity and closing Black equity gaps in Fayette County. The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative (LBPI), a community-advised committee of Blue Grass Community Foundation, announces a $150,000 total grant pool for nonprofit, local government and educational institutions with innovative programs or projects designed… Read More

New York Times Bestselling Author Heather McGhee to speak in Lexington on April 28

McGhee will discuss how racial equity benefits everyone during keynote address and moderated conversation with Renee Shaw Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative, University of Kentucky’s Office for Institutional Diversity, and our community partners present An Evening with Heather McGhee at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center… Read More

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