Franklin County Community Foundation

Franklin County Community Foundation

Franklin County Community Foundation

Franklin County Community Foundation

What is A
Community Fund?

The Community Fund is a permanent charitable resource designed to support local causes and organizations. Through individual donations – large and small – a local advisory board is able to make grants to meet the needs and vision of the community. We partner with individuals, businesses and nonprofits to make Franklin County a better place to live, learn, work and play.


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*Your donation may be eligible for a tax credit! CLICK HERE to learn more about the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit.*

If you would like to learn more about our community funds or to start a fund of your own, please contact Jane Higgins at

Spotlight: Doing Good
In Franklin County

On the Table comes to franklin county

On The Table is a one-day opportunity to gather around a table with friends, neighbors, colleagues and maybe even a few people we are meeting for the first time to share a meal and have a real conversation about what's important to us. Lexington held the first On The Table event in Kentucky, presented by Blue Grass Community Foundation, on March 15, 2017. Over 11,000 participants came together around 1,100 tables throughout Lexington to discuss not only what’s great about the city, but ways to make it even better.

This year the Franklin County Community Fund, in partnership with the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, is bringing On The Table to Franklin County. We'll share our experiences and hear other people's perspectives. We'll learn about what matters to each of us. We'll talk about ways to build and maintain the neighborhoods and community we desire.

On The Table is a first-of-its-kind community engagement initiative in Franklin County. The conversations we have will inform decision making about planning, development, investment, social services, rural lands, and the environment. By empowering people's voices, we will collectively help improve the quality of life in Frankfort and Franklin County.

On The Table conversations are meant to encourage everyone to think about the issues they care about while adding a diversity of voices to the discussion of who we are, where we’re going and what we can do, together, to get there. The goal is to discover how each of us can join with the hundreds of people and organizations that make our community a better place for all.

All On The Table participants will be invited to complete a short email or paper survey about their conversation, covering important issues and themes, big ideas and what matters most to them. We want to hear every voice! From these responses, the Community Foundation will issue a report highlighting the ideas, conversations, themes and outcomes that emerge from On The Table to help inform efforts to improve Franklin County. Learn more at

Board of

  • Layne Wilkerson, Chair
  • Stephen Clatos, Vice Chair
  • Mary Ann Burch
  • Harry Carver
  • Nash Cox
  • Julie Clouse
  • Jana Sturm
  • Joe Johnson


Here you'll find all the forms and policies you'll need while working with the Blue Grass Community Foundation. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact us and we will be happy to help you.

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