What's Next? Grants to Move On the Table Ideas Into Action

On the Table participants were excited about the fresh innovative ideas to build a better Lexington generated during their conversation on March 15.  To help realize some of the best ideas and to celebrate Blue Grass Community Foundation's 50th Anniversary, we're excited to announce What's Next Grants!  The Community Foundation, in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will award $50,000 in quick action grants - up to twenty-five $2,000 grant awards - to support ideas arising from our inaugural On the Table conversations.   All registered participants for a 2017 On the Table event are eligible to apply.  Both individuals and organizations are eligible to apply.

Inspired by your On the Table conversations, we invite you to submit a short video featuring your table's idea of an actionable task to benefit your community.  It could be anything from planting a community vegetable garden to buying school supplies for a classroom in need; creating a neighborhood art project to cleaning up a local playground - what could you do with $1,000 or $2,000 to benefit your community?

Application deadline is September 25 at 5:00pm.   Recipients will be announced and notified in mid-October.  Projects must be completed no later than June 30, 2018.  Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.

Here's what you need to do to apply:

• Participated in one or more On the Table conversations (You must be registered as an On the Table 2017 host or guest to apply or be a student who participated at a participating school)

• Create a short video (no longer than 90 seconds) explaining your idea, how it works and its potential impact - these videos can be shot quickly with your phone, no need to be highly produced

• Visit the BGCF online grant portal and submit the online application with the link to your video by September 25 at 5:00pm (click here for instructions on registering and using the BGCF grant portal)

• If you are applying on behalf of an organization, please register as “Organization Applicant” and select the What’s Next Grant Application – Organization

• If you are applying as an individual, please register as “Individual Applicant” and select the What’s Next Grant Application – Individual

You've talked. We
've listened. Let's Act!







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