BGCF365

Investing together for a stronger Lexington.

BGCF365 connects Lexington’s aspiring philanthropic and civic leaders for just $1 per day. Pooled with your fellow BGCF365 members, your commitment of $365 compounds, creating a powerful grantmaking engine for Lexington nonprofits and civic projects.

Your annual membership contribution is split equally into two pools. One half is used for immediate grantmaking, decided on collectively by BGCF365 members. The other half builds the BGCF365 Endowment, which serves as a perpetual charitable asset to provide grantmaking resources for generations to come.

Each year, BGCF365 hosts in-person networking events, and an annual grantmaking event where the members decide how to allocate their grantmaking. In total, BGCF365 has awarded $75,000 in grants to local nonprofits.

Join BGCF365 as an Annual Member for as little as $30 per month or with a one-time payment of $365. Or, become a Lifetime Member with a one-time gift of $3,650.

2020 Grants: Arts & Culture.

The grant application is available now! The application deadline is November 9.

2019 Grants: Green Spaces & Public Places

On January 8, 2020, BGCF365 awarded five grants totaling $25,000 to nonprofits working on green spaces and public places in Fayette County.

  • North Limestone Community Development Corporation was awarded $10,000 to support the expansion of the Night Market, a monthly pop-up street art and craft fair.
  • LexArts received $7,500 to beautify the Booker Street side of the Black and Williams building with a community mural.
  • The Lexington Public Library Foundation, LFUCG Greenspace Trust and Seedleaf each received awards of $2,500.