Central Kentucky Cares

In times of crisis, our community always steps up to the challenge. Whether it’s through helping a neighbor or contributing to relief efforts, we always find ways to help.

In response to the ongoing crisis and to aid our community, CKCF is activating our disaster relief fund, Central Kentucky Cares. The fund provides an opportunity for the community to come together to help those directly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. CKCF put $5,000 into the fund along with initial gifts from donors.

Anyone can give to support the Central Kentucky Cares Fund. This gives people a one-stop place to make a difference in this challenging time. All donations made to this fund will be used to respond to the impact of this outbreak on our community.

The COVID-19 crisis is like none we have ever faced before. As the weeks go on, the hardship on individuals and families intensifies increasing the demand for health, food, rent and utility assistance. Our local nonprofit organizations are striving to meet this surge in demand for their services.

Grants from the Central Kentucky Cares Fund will be made to nonprofit organizations that aid individuals and families directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These will be quick grant applications designed to deploy dollars quickly. A grants committee will review and make award determinations based on funds available.

The fund covers all 9 counties CKCF serves: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. We can direct dollars to specific counties for gifts when requested.

Thank you for all you do for our community. As we stay #HealthyAtHome, this in one way we can help our neighbors in need. #TeamKentucky #TogetherKY

Apply for a Central Kentucky Cares Grant

Central Kentucky Cares grants are available to nonprofit organizations serving our neighbors in crisis during the COVID-19 outbreak. The disaster relief fund rapidly deploys resources through nonprofit organizations to support people directly affected by the COVD-19 crisis. The goal of the fund is to attract and provide financial assistance to help communities, households and people, who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants through our online grants platform. Applications are short to collect information needed to make sound grant decisions but not burdensome on the applicants. The online grant process helps CKCF deploy dollars quickly. A grants committee will review and make award determinations frequently.

To read more about the process, please view our Grants page.