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 leaders who understand the importance of investing in the effectiveness of their grantees and a stronger nonprofit sector in the Commonwealth.

$10,000 and greater

James Graham Brown Foundation, Louisville

$5000 - $9999

The Gene Duffy Foundation, Lexington

$2500 - $4999

Central Kentucky Community Foundation, Elizabethtown

Mildred V. Horn Foundation, Louisville

Steele-Reese Foundation, Lexington

The Cralle Foundation, Louisville

$1 - $2499

Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington

Elsa Heisle Sule Foundation, Fort Mitchell

E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund, Lexington

Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, Muhlenburg County

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Louisville

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, Chavies

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, Covington

Kentucky Colonels, Louisville

Ray and Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust, Paducah 

The Greater Clark Foundation, Winchester


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