Story Category: Transformative Philanthropy

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


The success of Spark Community Café proves that community foundations make philanthropic dreams a reality. In 2014, Woodford County High School teacher Kyle Fannin created a social studies capstone course called Community Activism to provide seniors with real world learning experience before graduation. The inaugural Community Activism class heard presentations… Read More

Living Globally, Giving Locally

Tara Loyd and James Keck make a positive difference everywhere they go, and they’ve been a lot of places. Though both call Lexington home, their work in health care has taken them around the world, from the Arctic Circle to the Equator. After college, Tara served in the Peace Corp… Read More