What is a Community Foundation?
Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the philanthropic focal point in the region. We serve as a resource, leader and catalyst to donors who wish to improve life in their community.
A community foundation is created by and for the people in a local area. It enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about today, tomorrow and through their estate. Donors can support the causes and community organizations they care about through a variety of funds.
Central Kentucky Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity that strives to bring the will and wealth of people together for the betterment of the community.
Message from the President/CEO
“Explore all possibilities, create extraordinary relationships, and make every conversation count.”
- Marcia Wieder
The most frequent question I hear is, “What is a community foundation?” And there are so many answers to that question. Obviously, we are a financial resource for the community. We work with donors to customize their charitable giving through the variety of funds and services we offer.
A Donor’s Story
A concerned call from an attorney: “I have a client that doesn’t know where to turn. Can you help her?”
When we met, her burden was obvious and heavy. After recently losing her husband, she had decisions to make, business to handle, and things she wanted to do. Most importantly, she wanted to honor the memory of her husband. And through all of this, she was grieving.
We learned what she wanted to accomplish.
We understood why this mattered to her.
We perceived what was important to her husband.