Notable Nonprofits: Kentucky Equine Humane Center

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) is pleased to announce a new initiative, Take the Reins, launching..

Notable Nonprofits: Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League

The Dezarns prove a family that plays together, stays together. They have three children involved with the..

Notable Nonprofits: Makenna Foundation

The Phillips family has been familiar with the Makenna Foundation since 2010 through their association with RE/MAX..

Notable Nonprofits: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center

From her first two days at The Lyric in October 2015 and her subsequent performance in February..

Notable Nonprofits: The Nest

“Thank you Hunter Hickman!”   Many victims of domestic violence do not have the financial resources to privately..

Notable Nonprofits: Shriners Hospital for Children

Lily Silverstein was born with fibular hemimelia, meaning she did not have a fibula, the outer thin..

Notable Nonprofits: God's Pantry Food Bank

The first person to notice a child is hungry may not be their teacher; it may be..

Notable Nonprofits: Lexington Dream Factory

Since he was 5, Cole has dreamed of going to England to see attractions like Stonehenge and..

Notable Nonprofits: Home Builders Care

Through Home Builders Care, members of the Home Builders Association of Lexington (HBAL) and generous individuals in..

Notable Nonprofits: New Life Day Center

Travis came to Lexington from St. Louis in late March of 2016. He registered at New Life..

Notable Nonprofits: Rotary Club of Lexington

One of our most valuable gifts are the children, not mine, not yours, but ours. We have..

Notable Nonprofits: American Heart Association

Kyser Bottoms just celebrated her tenth birthday, a milestone that may not have happened had it not..

Notable Nonprofits: Surgery on Sunday

Sharon was referred to Surgery on Sunday by a local free clinic in October 2015 for an..

Notable Nonprofits: Community Action Council

Community Action Council (the Council), Lexington’s anti-poverty organization, believes in the approach of positive youth development. This..

Notable Nonprofits: Lexington Rescue Mission

Last June, Dale moved from Florida to Lexington to live with his brother, Lester. Both of their..

Notable Nonprofits: Race for Education

Starting Gate is a proven program that is helping close the achievement gap right here, right now..

Notable Nonprofits: Hospice of the Bluegrass

It’s easy to hear how much Mary-Alicha Weldon loved her Daddy. Her father, Licha Hanna Farah, Sr.,..

Notable Nonprofits: The Toy Chest

A Moving Truck, a toy and a child…how in the world are these all connected?  Imagine a holiday..

Notable Nonprofits: Anjay's Kids

Kylee was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia called Blastic Plasmacytoid dendritic Cell Neoplasm on..

Notable Nonprofits: Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center

A survivor of childhood sexual assault, Judith Penelope had long been suffering through the symptoms associated with..

A Princess & Her Knight

A few weeks after returning from a yearlong deployment in Kuwait, Staff Sergeant William Mudd, a 15-year..

Tops Cares: Kentucky Cancer Link

Melissa Karrer had a personal pull to Kentucky CancerLink. In 2013, while she was in treatment for..

Equine Non-Profit Spotlight: TCA

An incredible local organization is helping provide a better life for thoroughbreds. In 1990, a small group of..

Blue Grass Community Foundation

Irene and C.W. Sulier, a Lexington couple, had a vision: they wanted to support community needs over..

MDA: From Shamrocks to Summer Camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association gives Kids the Summer of a Lifetime. Thanks to medical advancements, kids and teens..

Tops Cares: Lexington Humane Society

As the largest pet adoption agency in central Kentucky, the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) helps more than..

Tops Cares: Sunrise Children's Services

Helping Children in Crisis Shine It is a startling distinction that Kentucky is one of the states with..

Tops Cares: African American Forum

“United We Stand, Divided We Fall” is the motto of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It’s also a..

Tops Cares: Central Music Academy

Since it began in 2004, this unique nonprofit group has provided free musical performance education opportunities to..

Silver Bells

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many are left out of the joy and..

Why are Jenna & Matt Mitchell Wearing Red?

No one wears the Big Blue more proudly than Matthew and Jenna Mitchell. Coach Mitchell has elevated..

March of Dimes

When a not-for-profit organization outgrows both its “birth name” and existing mission, what happens next determines either..

The Hope to End Hunger Grows: Golf Fore The Hungry

Hunger. We’ve all experienced it. The embarrassing tummy-rumble due to a delayed lunch or the mid-morning lack..

Junior League of Lexington - Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Historic Preservation

Proudly Celebrating 90 years of philanthropic volunteerism in Central Kentucky and firmly committed to doing even more..

Bennett Lester: An angel in our midst

If you will—try to visualize this setting: it’s a recent Saturday afternoon in Lexington, and at the..

'Kids Eat Here' offers free meals to kids during summer

Kids Eat Here, a local initiative to promote the federal Summer Food Service Program, aims to ensure..

Lexington Hearing & Speech Center

    MEET RON AND BENSON! The remarkable 8-year-old dog is Benson—he’s the service pooch and best buddy of the..

Dancing With The Stars

Since its inception in 2011, Dancing with the Lexington Stars has quickly become one of the “talk..

Lexington Habitat for Humanity

By Mary Ellen Slone Across America, approximately 46,000,000 individuals live below the poverty line. Many of them exist..

Dress for Success Lexington

By Mary Ellen Slone Focusing on both caring and motivating, this unique Central Kentucky not-for-profit organization offers area..

Paintings bring smiles to critically ill kids

By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward Children treated in the pediatric intensive care unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital are..

Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc.

By Mary Ellen Slone Ron died of lung cancer in April of 2013. At the time of his..


By Mary Ellen Slone “Philanthropy is most meaningful when no one insists on taking credit for the result.”..

The Boy Scouts: Brave The Blue III

By Mary Ellen Slone Here in the Bluegrass, scouting is more than a rite of passage. Dan Koett,..

Local nonprofit helps build strong families

By Abby Sutton Nurturing, encouraging, supporting and teaching are the four main principles The Nest strives to provide..

Bluegrass Warhorses Inaugural Season Schedule Announced

Lexington, KY – October 9, 2013 – Central Kentucky, the Bluegrass Warhorses has the fix for your..

Growing where it's been planted... in downtown Lexington!

By Mary Ellen Stone All across America paradigms are shifting— inner-city entities, businesses, families, churches, (and especially jobs) are..

Sealed with a Smooch: The ADA Kiss A Pig Inaurgural Fundraiser

If kissing a frog brings you prince charming, what will smooching a pig present? Likely, puckering a..

Owl: It's All About Second Chances!

By Mary Ellen Slone As a highly successful and well respected diversified manufacturing facility based in Lexington, OWL,..

God’s Pantry Food Bank—Waging War on Hunger

By Lauren Henry Hunger. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. The embarrassing tummy-rumble when meeting a..

Jubilee Jobs of Lexington

By: Mary Ellen Slone Virtually “every Monday morning at 9 o’clock sharp,” a  new group of vastly..

Tops Cares: Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass

By Mary Ellen Slone For an unfathomable number of sexually abused children across America, there may only be..

Hope Center: One Parent Scholar House

By Mary Ellen Slone HOPE is the state of mind which promotes the desire of positive outcomes related..

AUTISM: Always Unique Totally Intelligent Sometimes Mysterious

By Mary Ellen Slone Are you privileged to know someone who has autism? Whether you do or not, the..

LexArts: Annual community-wide Fund for the Arts initiative focuses on engaging even more citizens

By Mary Ellen Slone “Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of..

Community Action Celebrates 50 years; Commemorates

One word and one photo for each letter of the alphabet. That's how Community Action Kentucky is..

Christian Care Communities

It isn’t every non-profit organization that can trace its roots back a century, but Kentucky-based Christian Care..

Salvation Army programs help families celebrate Christmas

12,664. The number of individuals who recieved gifts or the ingredients for a holiday family dinner last..

Instilling self worth through barrel heads

Kentucky Knows founder Tony Davis hopes to instill self-worth in teenagers through his Teen Barrel Head Art project.  An..