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Last Updated: February 23, 2021
Date Published: February 23, 2021

Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation - Owensboro-Daviess County

The mission of the Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation is to provide new back–to– school clothing for the disadvantaged children in Owensboro–Daviess County, Kentucky. We believe that our program enhances their self–esteem and allows them to return to school with dignity, and ready to focus on learning. Referrals are submitted by the area homeless shelters, youth centers, and the city and county school systems. Each child selected t…

Appalachian Community Fund

The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) is a publicly supported, non–profit grantmaking organization that provides resources and support to grassroots organizations working to overcome the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in Central Appalachia (East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and West Virginia). On the journey to justice, our vision is to work for the day when Appalachia’s land, air and water are saved from destructio…

Blue Grass Community Foundation

The Blue Grass Community Foundation is a non–profit, community corporation created by and for the people of Central, South Eastern and much of Eastern Kentucky. Grants will focus on education, to increase learning opportunities for at–risk children and adults; to promote academic success; early childhood education; family literacy; G.E.D., English as a second language (ESL); and after school enrichment programs.

C. E. and S. Foundation - Louisville

The C. E. and S. Foundation, Inc. identifies, funds, and nurtures projects and organizations in the fields of higher education, international cooperation, and improvements to the urban environment that meaningfully enhance the living conditions or prospects of identifiable people.

Calipari Family Foundation For Children - KY, TN

The Calipari Family Foundation For Children is dedicated to the betterment of the lives of underprivileged children in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and also in Memphis, Tennessee, where the Foundation was started.

Community Foundation of Louisville

The Community Foundation of Louisville is a community–based, independent, nonprofit organization created by the people of Louisville. Areas of funding interest include: ¢ Change Makers Partnership Grants, ¢ Arts & Humanities, ¢ Historic Preservation, ¢ Lee Look Fund for Spinal Injury.

Community Foundation of West Kentucky

The Community Foundation is a granting organization that funds other non–profits™ programs and services as well as scholarships for area students.

E. ON U.S. Foundation

Since its inception in 1994, the E.ON U.S. Foundation has represented E.ON U.S. LLC and its subsidiaries ” Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E), Kentucky Utilities (KU) and Old Dominion Power (ODP) ” as the philanthropic arm for charitable giving. The Foundation mission is to contribute to the communities in which we do business by supporting Education, Diversity, Environmental, and Health and Human Services initiatives. Geographic focu…

E. Thomas Arington Family Foundation

The Arington Foundation (AF) was founded in 1994 by Mr. E. Thomas Arington. Based in Greater Cincinnati area, the foundation emphasizes supporting groups located in southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana, and northern/central Kentucky. The foundation has provided support for a variety of organizations, including those of athletic, educational, humanitarian, and religious nature. The impact these groups have had ranges from local to international. The Arington…

Foundation for the Tri-State Community

We are the only community foundation located in the Tri–State area of eastern Kentucky, southwestern West Virginia and southern Ohio. The Foundation represents all facets of its tri–state community. Grants are made to diverse groups, ranging from arts and cultural organizations, social service agencies, environmental causes, scholarships, youth programs and much more.

Frances Hollis Brain Foundation

Proposals addressing basic human need are given priority. Interest areas are: Human Services, Health, Education. The Trustees prefer that an applicant organization demonstrate a broad base of financial support for a proposed project from its own community and constituency prior to asking for Foundation support.

Gheens Foundation - Metro Louisville

Generally, recipients are to be made for worthy causes of all kinds, grants for education and Christian works, both cultural and spiritual, will receive emphasis. From time to time, special effort will be made to determine the communities’ needs, and if possible, grants will be directed toward fulfilling those needs.


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Hardin County Community Foundation

The Hardin County Community Foundation was established to be the vehicle for those interested in fostering the present and future needs of the people of all ages in Hardin County, Kentucky, in the fields of arts, health, education, recreation and beautification.

Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation identifies, funds, and nurtures projects and organizations in three fields: domestic and international health, education, and civic and cultural development in communities where the company has a meaningful presence.

James Graham Brown Foundation

The James Graham Brown Foundation fosters the well–being, quality of life, and image of Louisville and Kentucky by actively supporting and funding projects in the fields of civic affairs, economic development, education, and health and general welfare.

Keeneland Foundation

Since 1936, the Keeneland Foundation has contributed more than $15 million to benefit the Central Kentucky community. Funding is focused primarily on the areas of health and human services; education; arts, culture and community; and Thoroughbred industry–related causes.

Kentucky Foundation for Women

The goal of the Kentucky Foundation for Women is to change the lives of women by supporting feminist expression in the arts in Kentucky; by publishing The American Voice, a literary journal; and by operating Hopscotch House, a rural retreat for women near Louisville.

KeyBank Foundation - AK, CO, ID, IN, KY, ME, MI, NY, OH, OR, UT, VT, WA

The KeyBank Foundation, through its civic programs, corporate contributions, and volunteerism supports organizations that foster economic self–sufficiency, principally where KeyBank operates. Funding Priorities: Financial Education Workforce Development, Diversity. Types of Support: Grants – Supporting programs fostering economic self–sufficiency at many types of nonprofit organizations; Sponsorships – Partnering with nonprofit orga…

McDonnell Family Foundation - CA, CO, KY, OH

The McDonnell Family Foundation is primarily focused on helping children who do not have the resources or means to provide for themselves. Our goal is to instill in them strong family values, promote self–esteem, and create opportunities for them to develop the skills and moral standards that will empower them to become responsible, self–sufficient, and productive individuals. We plan to accomplish this mission through supporting organizations…

Mebane Charitable Foundation - Early Childhood - NC, KY, NY, CA

The Mebane Charitable Foundation was founded by G. Allen Mebane IV in 1992. Since 2000, the Foundation has pledged and awarded grants totaling more than $8,500,000 to organizations in North Carolina, Kentucky, New York and California. In recent years the Foundation has narrowed its focus significantly, with the majority of its funding directed toward improving public education in North Carolina, but more specifically in Davie and surrounding counties. The…

National City Community Involvement

National City recognizes its responsibility to its communities in which we live, learn, and work. Its objective is to support organizations that enhance educational, economic, and cultural priorities of its local communities and to provide for the health and welfare of all citizens. Such support may be in the form of cash donations, in–kind gifts or services, and employee volunteers. Geographical areas served: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, M…

Norton Foundation

The Foundation supports experiential and holistic education that encourages their social, emotional, intellectual, physical and ethical development. The Foundation gives priority to programs that use the arts to achieve this goal. The Foundation also supports social services benefiting children and adolescents which are protective and preventative in nature. Civic projects in Louisville and Jefferson County which enhance the lives of children and adolescen…

Paul Ogle Foundation

The Foundation is headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and provides grants to organizations in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Switzerland, Scott, and Washington Counties in Indiana and Jefferson County, Kentucky. The primary categories of funding by the Foundation are education (primarily higher education), civic, economic development, humanities and health and general welfare. Historically, the Foundation has supported projects with an emphasis on bricks an…

Peoples Bancorp Foundation

The primary goal is to provide contributions and grants to organizations that assist low to moderate–income families in markets where Peoples Bank currently has office locations. Foundation contributions will focus charitable giving in four major areas: community investment and economic development, youth and education, human services programs that improve the social needs of low–moderate income communities and individuals, and the arts and cul…

R.C. Durr Foundation

In keeping with his legacy of commitment and caring, the R.C. Durr Foundation is dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of its benefactor by providing philanthropic support to improve the quality of life of the larger Northern Kentucky region and its people, with a particular emphasis on education, social services and community development.

Steele-Reese Foundation

The Steele–Reese Foundation, a trust for charitable purposes, makes grants to charitable organizations operating in the western states of Idaho and Montana, and in the southern Appalachian mountain region of eastern Kentucky. The Foundation supports projects in education, health, social welfare, the humanities, and the environment. Applications from organizations operating outside of these regional or programming areas will not be eligible for fundin…

Thomas J. Emery Memorial

The Memorial makes grants which enhance the lives of Greater Cincinnati citizens by improving their social, cultural, educational, civic and physical conditions. The Greater Cincinnati area includes Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio, and Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky.

Toyota U.S.A Foundation - AL, CA, IN, KY, MI, NY, TX, WV

Education is the focus of the Toyota U.S.A Foundation. In addition to funding national programs, Toyota supports the social well–being of communities where it has major operations (Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Texas and West Virginia). This includes assistance for Arts & Culture and Civic & Community Development, Health & Human Services.

WHAS Crusade for Children

WHAS Crusade for Children grants are made to non–profit agencies, schools and hospitals that help children with special needs up to age 18. The term “special needs” is defined as physical, mental, emotional and medical needs. Grants are for direct services only; No grants are made to individuals or families; Grants are made for specific programs or equipment that provide direct benefit to special needs children and are not general operati…

William E. Barth Foundation

The William E. Barth Foundation was established as a charitable, non–operating, private foundation through the generosity of Mrs. Louise Barth Laffan and Mrs. Dorothy Barth Jockell. The grants are restricted to Louisville and Jefferson County and are given for local charitable purposes.

Yum! Brands Foundation

The Yum¡ Brands Foundation primarily supports charities focused on hunger relief through annual unrestricted and restricted grants. The Foundation Matching Gift Program in the U.S. supports and encourages associates to contribute financially to non–education based non–profit organizations in their communities by matching dollar–for–dollar gifts by associates to qualified non–profit groups, up to $10,000 per associate per…