Story Category: Community Funds

City breaks ground on Kelley’s Landing

Mayor Linda Gorton, Councilmembers, Lexington Parks & Recreation staff, the Fund for Greater Lexington, Blue Grass Community Foundation, and other attendees, broke ground on Lexington’s new 30-acre river park – Kelley’s Landing. The property is located off Old Richmond Road, near the I-75 bridge into Madison County. Read More

Lasting legacy: The gift that keeps on giving, forever.

It isn’t often one person has the opportunity, ability and charisma to impact an entire community. It’s even more rare for someone to arrive in a small Kentucky town in adulthood and leave an imprint so large that the town now carries his legacy proudly after his passing. But sometimes,… Read More

Introducing the Fund for Greater Lexington

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau What if we could invest in projects that elevate our city, shape its character, and create lasting impact? What if we could transform Lexington into a model community that embraces innovation, fosters creativity,… Read More

Enriching Madison County’s History and Hope

Woods Chevrolet. Madison Garage. Low’s Discount Drug. The Teen Club. Macie’s Upholstery Shop. Eastern School of Hair Design. Andy’s Pizza Palace. Cherry’s. The Cherry Pit. If you’ve lived in Richmond, Kentucky between 1915 and 2023, the building standing at 110 South Second Street has likely played a role in your… Read More

Community Funds Serve as Umbrella for Charitable Giving

Blue Grass Community Foundation hosts a network of endowed community funds, each seeking to improve the quality of life in their geography. In partnership with local leaders, these funds work to increase charitable giving and build local charitable resources to impact their city’s greatest needs and opportunities. Read More

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton is known for three things: her music, her big hair, and her big heart for early literacy! But the latter is why the country artist and humanitarian’s Imagination Library has continued to grow throughout the country. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library allows children from birth to age 5 to… Read More