Category: Foundation News

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… 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

LexArts and Blue Grass Community Foundation Launch Emergency Arts Relief Fund

Arts Resilience Initiative will Award Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic April 16, 2020 (Lexington, Ky.) – Today, LexArts and Blue Grass Community Foundation announce the creation of the Arts Resilience Initiative to provide financial relief for artists and arts organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Coronavirus Response Fund Awards First Grants

United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) and Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) joined forces earlier this month to launch a Coronavirus Response Fund. This week the Fund announced the first set of rapid-response grants. Read More

BGCF & UWBG Create Coronavirus Response Fund

United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) and Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) joined forces to launch a Coronavirus Response Fund to help provide critical support to vulnerable populations across their joint service region Read More