GRANT SPOTLIGHT: ITNBluegrass
SUPPORTING OUR SENIORS
The Beulah S. Mays Charitable Endowment, a legacy fund at BGCF, supports individuals impacted by the debilitating effects of aging. It recently awarded $40,000 to Independent Transportation Network (ITN) Bluegrass.
ITNBluegrass provides arm-through-arm, door-to-door, ride service 24/7, 365 days a year to seniors in Fayette and Jessamine counties who need transportation. Volunteer and paid drivers, all trained by the Alzheimer’s Association, aid the riders with all aspects of the experience, delivering a unique service that provides seniors with more independence and decreases their feeling of isolation.
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, this grant was critical to aiding members of our most vulnerable population.
“We had plans to use it to expand our service but little did we know, at that time, how important it would ultimately be,” said Jennifer Gripshover, Executive Director of ITNBluegrass. “With earned revenue down by 90% and expenses increasing, the Beulah S. Mays grant has allowed us to invest in expanding our services in expected and unexpected ways.”