Story Category: Green Spaces and Public Places

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

Making a SPLASH! in Lexington’s East End

Lexington got even cooler on May 2 with the groundbreaking of Splash!, an interactive water-play project in Charles Young Park in Lexington’s East End neighborhood. The free attraction is for kids of all ages and abilities and will be completed in 2023, just in time for next summer. Splash! has… Read More

Harrison County Community Fund: Reopening Public Spaces

As downtown Cynthiana reopened, the Harrison County Community Fund quickly mobilized to establish a fund to aid small businesses. By partnering with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) at the University of Kentucky, Cynthiana Main Street and the mayor of Cynthiana, the fund awarded over $17,000 to… Read More


This year, Town Branch Park took an important step that demonstrates the successful incubation of the project. With the award of its 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, Town Branch Park transitioned from a fund here at Blue Grass Community Foundation to an independent park conservancy and moved its office to… Read More