The power of partnership

Blue Grass Community Foundation is participating in the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's national replication of On the Table.

Support for On The Table is one part of Knight Foundation's efforts to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. The Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.

Blue Grass Community Foundation is excited to present On The Table to the communities we serve as part of our 50th anniversary celebration. By working together, we create a stronger, better community for all. On The Table is made possible by the efforts of our many committed partners. Thanks to our planning, hosting and funding partners. You can learn more about them below.


Planning Partners

City of Lexington

 • Office of the mayor

 • global lex

       Assesses the needs of Lexington's immigrants, refugees and visitors and supports         their civic integration and access to services.


CivicLex is a new civic platform from ProgressLex and Under-Main that wants to help people understand the issues and processes that impact Lexington by providing non-partisan and relatable information about civic issues and civic processes.

Fayette Alliance

A coalition of citizens dedicated to achieving sustainable growth in Lexington-Fayette County through land use advocacy, education and promotion.

Fayette County Public Schools

Creates a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society.

Franklin County Community Funds

An affiliate of Blue Grass Community Foundation that was established by local citizens dedicated to the well-being of Franklin County, in perpetuity.

lexington public library

Serves a merged city-county jurisdiction of 300,000+ people through a central library, five neighborhood branches, an active outreach department and rapidly expanding virtual services.

Transylvania University

A highly ranked liberal arts college in the heart of Lexington, is a challenging, relationship-rich university with an engaging faculty that encourages community-driven students to achieve personal fulfillment and professional success.

University of Kentucky      


University of Kentucky has celebrated excellence in education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for more than 150 years and is currently ranked nationally in more than 90 academic programs in addition to being home to prestigious intercollegiate athletics programs


Funding Partners

Knight Foundation

Blue Grass Community Foundation

Fayette alliance



Super Hosts

What's a Super Host? Super Hosts are organizations—nonprofits, places of worship, businesses, schools, civic organizations and others—that commit to hosting at least 20 tables, 8 to 12 people per table. If this describes your organization, please contact

Thanks to the many organizations that have already committed to hosting 20 or more tables.

More about On The Table 

For more information about On The Table, click here to download the fact sheet. If you have additional questions, email us at

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