Story Category: Transformative Philanthropy

Evangelos Levas: Helping When He Can

Over 50 years ago, when C.W. Sulier invited several Lexington philanthropists to come together to discuss establishing Blue Grass Community Foundation, Evangelos (Angel) Levas was at the table. In fact, he provided the table.   Angel, a personal friend of the Suliers, was also… Read More

2020 GoodGiving Challenge Raises $2.39 million for Local Nonprofits

Tenth annual week-long online giving campaign raised a record-breaking amount of money for 126 nonprofits   The preliminary numbers are in for the GoodGiving Challenge, and they reveal that $2.39 million was raised for 126 local nonprofits during the record-breaking, week-long online giving campaign that launched on Giving Tuesday. Hosted… Read More


For the past 16 years, Magoffin County Community Day has been a celebration of fellowship with lively music and good food, but it has also been instrumental in helping Magoffin County’s local nonprofits and civic groups raise the funds for all the good things they do for the community. Because… Read More

Clark County Community Foundation: GoodGiving Challenge Match

Once again, the Clark County Community Foundation advisory board will incentivize giving to the Clark County nonprofits participating in the GoodGiving Challenge by providing a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10,000 for each organization. With 25 Clark County nonprofits participating in the Challenge in 2020, $250,000 from the Clark County… Read More

Building a Brighter Future

The repugnant legacy of slavery, America’s original sin, looms large in our culture and communities. The pervasiveness of systemic anti-Black racism has mobilized many to pursue justice and healing – to think in new ways about how we create a community that is truly welcoming and inclusive. Blue Grass Community… Read More

GoodGiving Challenge 2019: $1.68 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits!

The ninth annual GoodGiving Challenge raised $1.68 million for 131 local nonprofits during the week-long online giving campaign that launched on Giving Tuesday. Created and hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing, the GoodGiving Challenge connected charitable individuals with 131 local nonprofits by providing a… Read More


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… Read More