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

Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington
James Graham Brown Foundation, Louisville
Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Louisville

$5000 - $9999

Mildred V. Horn Foundation, Louisville
The Gheens Foundation, Louisville

$2500 - $4999

LG&E/KU Foundation
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

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

Kosair Charities, Louisville
Lawrence and Augusta Hager Educational Foundation, Owensboro
Ray and Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust, Paducah 

Steele-Reese Foundation, Lexington

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