Here to Help You Do Good Work
The Community Foundation of West Kentucky is the only local agency where nonprofits can find competitive grants, permanent funding, and other resources you need to do good work in right here in West Kentucky!
What makes us unique?
We Believe in Giving
Each year we grant over $1 Million Dollars to nonprofits working hard to improve our community. Some of our grants come from permanent endowments and others are competitive. This offers our local non-profits a predictable way to clearly plan your grant requests.
We Believe in Growing
We help you grow your funding through permanent endowment funds held right here at the Community Foundation of West Kentucky. Endowments offer a predictable source of income in an unstable funding environment. We also offer development guidance to help you grow your endowment over time, as well as the ability to accept more complex charitable gift options, which may be attractive to your supporters.
We Believe in Leading
We realize you need more than simple program-specific funding to improve our community. Our competent and experienced staff are here to offer you a combination of financial, relational, intellectual, and spiritual resources. We are community-minded and want to do what we can do to help you impact West Kentucky in the most beneficial and lasting ways.
We Believe in Community
Information we gather during our competitive grant programs, combined with one-on-one discussions with public officials, charitable fundholders, and nonprofits, offer us broad and deep insight into the pressing needs and prevailing beliefs in our community. This better positions us to make vital links between funders, charities, public officials, and everyday citizens. It also positions us to offer you more holistic nonprofit guidance.
An Endowment is...
- a source of funds to bridge that gap during times of income variance to sustain staffing and programs.
- a source of start-up funds for new programs, services, and initiatives.
- a source of funding to meet facility or program needs during times of emergency or natural disasters.
- a resource to ensure the sustainability and continuity of your organization.