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Blue Grass Community Foundation announces 4-year, $100,000 matching grant to launch CivicLex

Blue Grass Community Foundation has announced a $100,000 matching grant to launch CivicLex, a nonprofit, non-partisan initiative designed to provide a better understanding of the issues impacting Lexington. The grant will provide four years of support of up to $25,000 per year, based on a dollar-for-dollar match.

CivicLex will gather and share information about topical issues and civic processes at civiclex.org and will host in-person events. Topics include affordable housing, the goals and objectives of Lexington’s comprehensive plan, public transportation, and the city’s response to the opioid epidemic.

“There is a wealth of knowledge and information about the issues impacting Lexington, but it can often be difficult to find,” said Richard Young, one of CivicLex’s organizers. ”CivicLex presents that information in a clear, transparent way and lets citizens know how they can take action – no matter where they stand on an issue.”

The award is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Fund at the Community Foundation.

Lisa Adkins, president/CEO of Blue Grass Community Foundation, said, “The work of CivicLex is strongly aligned with the focus of the Knight Foundation Fund to help build a more engaged, informed and equitable Lexington. We are excited to help support this innovative work to better inform citizens about local issues.”

From Blue Grass Community Foundation

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