Kentucky Grantmakers Circle of Support

Grantmakers and foundations are essential partners with Kentucky Nonprofit Network.  Their support ensures that Kentucky's nonprofits have affordable access to oustanding education and resources, as well as a unified voice.  The Kentucky Grantmakers Circle of Support was launched to strengthen the impact of Kentucky's nonprofit sector.


Why are foundations joining the Grantmakers Circle of Support?

"The James Graham Brown Foundation is supporting this effort to create a Circle of Support because of the potential threats as well as the opportunities facing our nonprofit sector.  KNN’s successful engagement of Kentucky’s nonprofit community has resulted in increased visibility of the vital work of our sector and they have established themselves as the “go to” source for state legislators and executive branch officials.  Please consider joining the Foundation in supporting this effort to help KNN sustain and enhance its public policy and advocacy efforts, as well as initiatives to educate and strengthen nonprofit leaders,”  ~ Mason Rummel, President, James Graham Brown Foundation

“The Greater Clark Foundation supports Kentucky Nonprofit Network through membership and grants because we believe a strong state association of nonprofits is essential for a stronger, more effective nonprofit sector serving our communities.  I urge grant makers across Kentucky to join with The Greater Clark Foundation and other funders in creating a Circle of Support that invests in this critical work to benefit out sector,”  ~ Jen Algire, President & CEO, The Greater Clark Foundation 


Thank you to these philanthropic partners who are investing in the effectiveness of their grantees and a stronger nonprofit sector in the Commonwealth.

$10,000 and greater

Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Louisville

Mildred V. Horn Foundation, Louisville

$5000 - $9999

LG&E and KU Foundation

The Gheens Foundation, Louisville

$2500 - $4999

Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation, Louisville

The Greater Clark Foundation, Winchester

$1000 - $2499

Central Kentucky Community Foundation, Elizabethtown

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Louisville

The Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation, Owensboro

Up to $999

Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington

Community Foundation of Louisville

Community Foundation of West Kentucky, Paducah

Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, Muhlenberg County

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Louisville

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, Chavies

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, Covington

Kentucky Christian Foundation 

Kosair Charities, Louisville

Lawrence and Augusta Hager Educational Foundation, Owensboro

Lesley and Rhyan Prather Foundation 

Ray and Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust, Paducah 

Scioto Foundation

Steele-Reese Foundation, Lexington

T.W. Barker Foundation 

Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation


To learn more about the Kentucky Grantmakers Circle of Support, email KNN's executive director, Danielle Clore.