Community Engagement

We know big ideas can spring from small conversations and people invest in what they help create. When we come together to listen to and learn from each other, we have the power to impact both communities and lives. That’s why we’re passionate about community engagement.


For $1 a day, aspiring philanthropic leaders pool their resources to create a powerful local grantmaking engine. Learn more about 365 in Fayette and Rowan counties.

GoodGiving Challenge

The GoodGiving Challenge is a week-long, online giving campaign that has raised over $23 million for local nonprofits. Now in its 14th year, the GoodGiving Challenge launches annually on Giving Tuesday.

Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative

The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative is a community-advised committee of Blue Grass Community Foundation that was created to pursue the goal of strengthening, supporting, and making a meaningful impact in Black communities.

Do Good Radio Hour

We host the Do Good Radio Hour on RADIOLEX to highlight the work of the foundation and of our local nonprofits.

“My promise to the community is this: Blue Grass Community Foundation will continue to listen. We will work to provide leadership, create partnerships and engage everyone who wants to help.”

Lisa Adkins, CEO

No Quick Fixes

The issues we face today don’t often offer quick fixes. On the contrary, progress will only result when residents, organizations, businesses and government work together to make contributions that add up to a greater solution than we can achieve on our own. We’re proud to support local community members who come together to impact their communities for good. Contact us to start a discussion about these efforts and others!