You Are Our Story

Just as everyone has unique experiences that shape their lives, each person has unique giving interests. We understand your giving decision is a deeply personal one. So is our service. 

Here at Central Kentucky Community Foundation, we are focused on providing a personalized approach to giving. No matter your area of interest, we can customize your giving plan to meet your unique needs. 

That’s why You Are Our Story. Our donors and their interests mold us into the community foundation we are today. Your passion becomes our passion. What matters to you, matters to us.

Since our inception, we have been focused on meeting the needs of our donors and the community. Whether it’s establishing a college for the community or leading community initiatives, we’ve been here to provide philanthropic services to impact-minded people for more than 60 years. We live here. We work here. We care about our community.

Individualized philanthropic services are at the core of what we do. We will listen to your wishes and facilitate the most effective, meaningful way to make them happen throughout your life and forever. Let us show you how personal service can make a difference in your giving plan. 

Why Give Through Central Kentucky Community Foundation?

  • We provide a personal approach to giving
  • We are deeply committed to this community
  • We offer maximum tax advantages
  • We accept a wide variety of assets
  • We simplify giving
  • We build endowments to benefit this community forever

Central Kentucky Community Foundation was formed in 2011, when North Central Education Foundation incorporated members of The Heartland Community Foundation into its board to expand its focus and services in the region. Central Kentucky Community Foundation works to create an awareness of significant community issues, communicate them to the community and collaborate with partners to improve quality of life.

Our community is blessed with growth and progress and with that, comes opportunity to affect change. Thus, our region needed an organization focused on advancing and enhancing the lives of people in our community through philanthropy. That’s where we come in. We provide philanthropic services to people just like you who have a desire to make the community better. 

As laws and regulations change frequently, CKCF serves donors as a valued and trusted partner. We can satisfy donors’ many giving goals with one gift through one organization and we can consolidate charitable giving to achieve diverse giving wishes.

10 reasons people choose to give through CKCF

  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.
  2. Our staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.
  3. We provide highly personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests.
  4. Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most.
  5. We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
  6. We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.
  7. We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law.
  8. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.
  9. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.
  10. We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.