“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

Study after study has shown that gratitude is good for us. It increases our joy and optimism. It makes us more compassionate and forgiving. It can even lower blood pressure, strengthen our immune system and lead to a better night’s sleep.

Best of all, gratitude inspires us to be generous.

Not that we need a scientific study to tell us that. Who doesn’t feel better when they are mindful of their blessings and then pay them forward?

The Blue Grass Community Foundation knows just how much they have to be thankful for. They’re grateful for the generosity of their donors, who collectively gave $9.7 million for charitable causes last year. They’re grateful to the 4,400+ donors who gave a total of $1.3 million to local nonprofits during the 2017 GoodGiving Challenge. And they’re grateful for the hard-working nonprofits that inspire this generosity.

The GoodGiving Challenge is the Blue Grass Community Foundation’s way of saying thanks to local charities. Since 2011, they have co-sponsored this online giving campaign, which has raised a total of $8.5 million for the nonprofits that make our community better for everyone. As always, the BGCF and its generous supporters will provide over $325,000 in matching funds and prizes during the 2018 Challenge, just to keep things interesting.

Blue Grass Community Foundation creates more generous, vibrant and engaged communities, growing charitable giving throughout the Bluegrass and Appalachia Kentucky. To learn how BGCF can be your philanthropic partner, contact Lisa Adkins, President/CEO at 859.225.3343. 

The Challenge is your chance to say thanks, too.
It couldn’t be easier:

1 • Go to between 9am, Tuesday, November 27th and 11:59pm Monday, December 2nd

2 • Review fun, colorful profiles of over 100 local nonprofits

3 • Be joyful and amazed at all the good being done in our community

4 • Give $10 or more using a credit card or ACH checking

5 • Feel good!