Rowan County Community Fund

Rowan County Community Fund

Rowan County Community Fund

Rowan County Community Fund

What is A
Community Fund?

The Community Fund is a permanent charitable resource designed to support local causes and organizations. Through individual donations – large and small – a local advisory board is able to make grants to meet the needs and vision of the community. We partner with individuals, businesses and nonprofits to make Woodford County a better place to live, learn, work and play.


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*Your donation may be eligible for a tax credit! CLICK HERE to learn more about the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit.*

If you would like to learn more about our community funds or to start a fund of your own, please contact Jane Higgins at


From the table
to the streets

On March 27, 2019 the Woodford County Community Fund hosted On The Table conversations at three locations in our community. Over 150 residents participated in open and respectful discussions about ways our county can be more welcoming and inclusive. On The Table is a national initiative supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and launched in our region by Blue Grass Community Foundation. Over 11,000 participants gathered around tables throughout Woodford, Fayette, and Clark Counties to have friendly, civil conversations about this topic and how their community can respond.

To encourage Woodford Countians to turn their ideas into action, the Woodford County Community Fund (partnering with other generous donors) will award action grants responding to needs identified in our On The Table conversations. The Woodford County Community Fund is seeking innovative proposals to address:

  • Cultural heritage and diversity,
  • Public space and public conversations,
  • Welcoming newcomers to the community,
  • Partnerships to address accessibility, and
  • Telling our story as a community.

Proposals advancing other worthy ideas that benefit Woodford County are also encouraged. Grant recipients will be announces at our 2nd Annual "Grant Shebang" in early 2020 — date and location TBD. For more information, and to submit your proposal, click here.

Board of

  • lori garkovich, Chair
  • sandi bromagen
  • Kyle Fannin
  • joe graviss
  • judy Korby
  • natalie henton lyster
  • helen rentch
  • Brenda Richards
  • Elizabeth Roach
  • Susie Stivers


Here you'll find all the forms and policies you'll need while working with the Blue Grass Community Foundation. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact us and we will be happy to help you.



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