Types of Funds

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Types of Funds

Donors can choose from a diverse menu of funds offered by CKCF that can be individualized to meet the donors’ intent. Offering an assortment of funds gives you many different ways to facilitate your community and charitable interests.

What is an Endowment?

When you create a charitable fund through Central Kentucky Community Foundation, you have the opportunity to benefit your charitable interests forever with a permanent fund. An endowment is a permanent gift. Only the earnings are distributed, giving you an opportunity to benefit the community forever. Your gift is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants supporting community initiatives that matter to you. Your gift, and all earnings from your gift — is a permanent source of community capital, helping do good work forever.

types-of-funds1The CKCF Unrestricted Fund, Making a Difference Every Day (MADE Fund) allows your gift to be used as needed to meet changing community needs. The endowed funds grow over time to give support where the greatest needs exist.

Field of Interest Funds offer permanent funding for areas of community life such as education or health.

Donor Advised Funds give donors the opportunity to recommend grants to eligible charitable recipients. Donor Advised Funds may be established as endowed or non-endowed funds.

Designated Funds provide ongoing funding for a specific nonprofit organization or purpose.

Agency Funds are established by a nonprofit organization for their perpetual benefit.

Scholarship Funds provide support for individuals who are pursuing training or educational opportunities to fulfill their life dreams.

Geographic Funds are a collection of assets designated to benefit a specific community or geographic service area that operates under the guidance of, or in accordance with an agreement with CKCF.


Our Funds

Ann Young and Claude Morgan Roebuck Fund
Anne & Carl Swope Fund
Anne & Carl Swope Fund for Endow Kentucky
Bob and Ella Mae Wade Fund
Bowers Family Endowment Fund for Endow Kentucky
Brent Wagoner Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund
Brianna Taylor Scholarship Fund
Brice Taylor Scholarship Fund
Brown Pusey Fund
Capogna Science Fund
Carol Withrow Nursing Fund
CASA of the Heartland Fund
Central Kentucky Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Chad and Amy Brown Donor Advised Fund
Clarity Solutions for Women Fund
Col. Larry and Betty Sue French Fund
Col. Michael Baymor Scholarship Fund
Conrad Hotopp Family Fund
Dennis and Lisa Parrett Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
Dow Corning Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Dr. Chris and DaneNell Knight Fund
Dr. Jim Owen Scholarship Fund
Dr. Linda Mayhew STEM Scholarship Fund
ECTC Capital Projects Fund
ECTC Campus Improvement Fund
ECTC Faculty/Staff Development Fund
Elizabethtown Community/ Technical College Fund
Elizabethtown Educational Foundation
Elizabethtown High School Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund
Elizabethtown Police Foundation
Endowment for ECTC Faculty/Staff Excellence
Ernest & Wilma Rider Fund for Lucas Grove Baptist Church
Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland Fund
First Christian Church Endowment Fund
First Presbyterian Legacy of Faith Fund
First Presbyterian Legacy of Faith Fund for Endow Kentucky
First Presbyterian Legacy of Hope Fund
Florence Y. Mason Fund
Gourmands International Culinary Scholarship Fund 
Hardin County Cares Fund
Hardin County Habitat for Humanity Fund
Hardin County Public Library Duff Book Fund
Hardin County Public Library Mitchell Book Fund

Hardin County Schools Early College & Career Center

Hardin County Schools Partnership Grants
Hardin County Schools Support Fund
Hart County Scholarship Alliance Fund
Heels Together Endowment Fund
Heels Together Grant Fund
Helen P. deGraffenried Fund
Helping Hand of Hope Fund
Holbert Family Fund
J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship Fund
James and Betty Holeman Scholarship Fund
James and Patricia Schory Fund
Joe and Lenelle Hays Community Spirit Fund
John Dink Scholarship Fund
Kennard and Melva Peden Fund
KySTE Endowment Fund
Lahoma Routt Fund
Lanny Skees Memorial Scholarship Fund
Larry and Shelia Witten Donor Advised Fund
Larry and Shelia Witten Donor Advised Fund for Endow Kentucky
Lisa Hays Charness Memorial Scholarship Fund
Llewellyn Scholarship Fund

Mac Michaelis Scholarship Fund
Making a Difference Every Day (MADE) Fund

Martha Jane Hamilton Nursing Scholarship
Marvin and Joyce Benjamin Fund
Mike Ovesen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nandi’s Smile Fund
Nannette Johnston Impact Fund for Hardin County Schools
Owen J. Estes Memorial Scholarship Fund
Prather Family Fund
Ray Family Fund for Endow Kentucky
Ruby N. Deitchman Fund
Ryan Dudgeon Donor Advised Fund
Sallie W. Pusey Fund
Samuel G. Jenkins, Jr. Fund for KET
Schmidt Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarship General Fund
Swope Family Fund for Endow Kentucky
Swope Family of Dealerships Fund
Terry and Bonnie Patterson Fund
Trooper Ponder Memorial Scholarship Fund
United Way of Central Kentucky Fund
Valley Creek Baptist Church Designated Endowment Fund
The Wade Fund for Endow Kentucky
Washington County Association for the Mentally Handicapped Legacy Fund
William A. and Sallie W. Pusey Fund
Llewellyn Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) Funds

Scholarship General Fund

The Scholarship General Fund was established by generous gifts over many years from:

Accumetric
Chase Bank
Cecilian Bank

Citizens Bank of Grayson County
Allene Craddock
Lawrence O. and Nannie “Lewis” Davis
Eleanor Douglas Memorial
Dow Corning
Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Durnil
E.M.B.
E-town Laundry
Dana Dibble Farra Memorial
First Citizens Bank
First Federal Savings Bank
JMF Hays
Jesse and Gertrude “Woosley” French
Larry Hall
Lewis Hall Memorial
Linda Lee Hays
Hardin/LaRue Medical Society
Hardin Memorial Hospital
Joe and Lenelle Hays
Keith Monument
Lincoln National Bank
W.A. and Connie Litzenberger
Larry W. Logsdon Memorial
J.H. “Bok” Mitchell Memorial
Mouser Custom Cabinets
Montgomery Imports
Quick and Coleman
James S. Owen Memorial
T.J. and Margaret Patterson
PNC Bank
Dr. and Mrs. O.M. Richardson
Jennings and Arlene Smith
T.K. Stone Memorial
Surgical Specialists
Portis and Patricia Wheeler
Wilson and Muir Bank