A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

State association urges nonprofits to get up to speed on new law requiring charities to charge sales tax

Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the Commonwealth’s association of nonprofits, is providing resources and hosting a webinar on June 28 to help nonprofits learn how to comply with a new Kentucky law. Effective July 1 the law will require organizations to collect sales tax from supporters of special events and some programs. At the same time, KNN will be pursuing a legislative solution with the General...

National census shows large demand, lack of resources for KY domestic violence programs

On September 13, 2017, Kentucky domestic violence programs served 962 adults and children.  However, a significant number of requests for help – 57 – went unmet because domestic violence agencies lacked the funding and staff to meet demand. The data comes from the release of the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 12th National Census of Domestic Violence Services.  The...

Prichard Committee gets W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to expand access to early care and education

Developing innovative methods to support family home child care providers will be the focus of a new initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, which will work in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Division of Child Care. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is an independent statewide advocacy organization dedicated to the improvement...

Allstate Foundation awards $50,000 in grants to Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Allstate Foundation awarded the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) $50,000 to support its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Project this year. The Allstate Foundation and KCADV have partnered for 13 years to break the cycle of domestic violence through economic empowerment. Since 2015, the foundation has made grants of close to $1.2 million to KCADV and its member programs. Advocates...

Charity golf outing benefitting Sunrise Children’s Services hits $500,000 mark in 10th year

Thanks to a very generous contribution by his company, A&K Construction president Kenny Hunt announced that this year’s charity golf tournament for Sunrise Children’s Services helped the organization reach the $500,000 mark for funds raised. A&K Construction, presenting sponsor of the A&K Construction/Sunrise Children’s Services Golf Outing, contributed more than $30,000 that night,...

Second Lexington Habitat for Humanity ReStore location, on Winchester Road, is now open

Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s second ReStore location opened its doors on Thursday, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Lexington Habitat for Humanity also operates another Lexington ReStore location at 451 Southland Drive. The newly renovated 17,000 square foot Winchester Road ReStore space, located at 817 Winchester Road, Lexington, is located directly between the Liberty Heights Shopping District...

Kentucky Foundation for Women awards grants for arts-based activities for girls of color

The Kentucky Foundation for Women has awarded nine grants ranging from $2,629 to $7,500 for individual artists and organizations in Kentucky who are engaging girls of color, ages eleven to eighteen, in arts-based activities. The grants are part of an effort to elevate the voice and vision of girls of color across the state. Groups or individuals who are focused on the creative expressions, stories...

Former Lexington-Fayette Councilman Myers named director of PACE Financing for Energize Kentucky

Former Lexington-Fayette Urban County Councilman George Myers has been tapped to serve as Director of PACE Financing for Energize Kentucky. Myers A non-profit organization, Energize Kentucky  helps commercial, office, industrial, agricultural, and multi-family building owners and developers secure financing to make energy-efficiency improvements to their buildings and projects. In April, the Lexington-Fayette...

Colon Cancer Prevention Project continues work to save lives; ACS reduces recommended screening age

The American Cancer Society responded to the increasing rates of early age onset colon cancer by pragmatically lowering the age of initial colon cancer screening for normal risk individuals from 50 to 45. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancers that effect both men and women with 43 percent of young onset patients diagnosed between the ages of 45-49. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky,...

Milk 2 My Plate grant makes more dairy products available to Kentucky families

Thousands of Kentuckians who struggle to buy nutritious foods for their families now have greater access to fresh Kentucky-produced milk, thanks to a $30,000 grant from The Dairy Alliance to God’s Pantry Food Bank, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced This week. God’s Pantry used the grant to acquire seven milk coolers for its Winchester and Lexington-Fayette County food pantries. The...

Aetna Foundation donates $50,000 to Chrysalis House to fund employment training services

During the R. J. Corman 5K Run/Walk to benefit Chrysalis House on earlier this month Aetna Better Health of Kentucky, which operates the company’s Medicaid plan, presented a $50,000 Aetna Foundation grant to help Chrysalis further its employment training services. Aetna Better Health and the Aetna Foundation know that a positive health impact can be made when communities work together to tackle social...

Ky. private nonprofit organizations have until June 25 to apply for SBA physical damage disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations in Kentucky of the June 25 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for physical damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 21 through March 21. PNPs located in the following Kentucky counties are eligible to apply: Boyd, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Campbell,...

KCADV, Allstate Foundation partner to help domestic violence survivors achieve financial independence

Financial abuse is prevalent in a vast majority of domestic violence cases. To promote financial independence among survivors of domestic violence, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) has partnered with the Allstate Foundation to provide economic empowerment classes led by financial experts in Kentucky’s fifteen domestic violence shelters. Allstate agent, Christopher Whitehead,...

Maryhurst meets increasing demand for behavioral health services through innovative approaches

The historic nonprofit Maryhurst is taking a fresh, bold and unique step to reach new youth and families who are increasingly affected by destabilizing social crises in Kentucky. Known for 175 years as primarily providing residential care to adolescent girls who have experienced severe trauma, Maryhurst has now increased emphasis on its community-based counseling and foster care programs to meet a...

Nonprofit organizations across the state raise more than $300,000 during Kentucky Gives Day

Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day raised a collective $308,953 yesterday in the state’s sixth annual 24-hour online giving campaign. The event, which broke the $1 million mark in 2016, now stands at $1,644,502 raised by participating nonprofits over six years. This year brought together 1956 donors who made over 2200 gifts to 163 nonprofit organizations – all on a single...

Round to Remember Golf outing benefiting Alzheimer’s Association set for June 2

The 7th annual a Round to Remember Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 2 at the Connemara Golf Course in Nicholasville. This event is hosted by local golfer Paul Bimschleger and his children – Dave, Curt, and Chris Bimschleger. Since the creation of the event, the Bimschleger family has raised over $185,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Paul’s wife, Patricia, who they lost...

Kentucky Blood Center giving away a 2018 Toyota 4-Runner in celebration of 50th anniversary

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is celebrating 50 years of saving Kentucky lives, and to commemorate that special anniversary, KBC is giving away its biggest summer prize ever – a 2018 Toyota 4Runner. KBC, which was founded by the Fayette County Medical Society in 1968 to centralize the area’s blood-banking efforts, now provides services in 90 Kentucky counties from Pikeville to Paducah, with donor...

First Combat Challenge Fundraiser to raise money for Lexington fire, police families battling cancer

Proof Fitness partners with White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics to present the inaugural Proof Fitness Combat Challenge, a fitness and endurance competition between two teams representing Lexington’s Fire and Police departments with the mission of supporting Lexington Fire and Police families who have a child fighting against cancer. “We are excited about this community event hosted by Proof,”...

Annual golf outing benefitting Sunrise to feature famed showman “Chi Chi” Rodriguez

Now in its 10th year and having raised nearly $400,000, the A&K Construction/Sunrise Children’s Services Golf Outing is set to take place May 24 at the Country Club of Paducah. The annual golf benefit, sponsored by A&K Construction, helps Sunrise Children’s Services provide support to children and youth in the Paducah area whose lives are in a state of crisis as a result of abuse and...

Health policy forum to provide update on Kentucky’s substance abuse epidemic, discuss solutions

An update on solutions to Kentucky’s substance use epidemic is the topic for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s annual health policy forum, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24, at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. Speakers at the Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum will share strategies to address the crisis, including responses to rising infectious...