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

franklin county Community Fund - On the Table Grant

The Franklin County Community Fund is accepting applications to support ideas and projects arising from the inaugural On the Table conversations in Franklin County held in March, 2018. The purpose of this grant is to encourage charitable projects that support the community's strengths and assets. The Franklin County Community Fund looks to applicants to develop creative projects that will have a lasting impact on the community and are sustainable beyond the initial investment.

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to proposals that address one or more of the following questions:

1. How do we make Frankfort a College Town?
2. How do we encourage more civic engagement?
3. How do we enhance and promote what makes our community special?
4. How do we make Frankfort a more kid- and family-friendly community?

Click here to access the BGCF portal and apply for this grant.

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST

Click here to download instructions on how to apply online for this grant.

Board of

  • Layne Wilkerson, Chair
  • Stephen Clatos, Vice Chair
  • Harry Carver
  • Nash Cox
  • Kristen Cantrell
  • Elizabeth (lisbon) Hardy
  • Joe Johnson
  • Libby Marshall
  • Jana Sturm


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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