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United Way of the Bluegrass has conceived, developed and implemented a common sense approach to community solutions and applied it to funding allocations to partner agencies. We applied creativity and innovation to the process and have made a commitment to long-term solutions and accountability. Focusing Education, Income, and Health in addition to Critical and Essential Services, your dollars will not only apply to the needs of today, but invest in solutions for tomorrow. 

Hundreds of regional volunteers charted a new path towards taking the investment beyond critical services into long term solutions. United Way of the Bluegrass partnering agency proposals have been received, evaluated, scored, reviewed and vetted by an engaged community. We added in accountability pieces so that we can determine over time which are best practices and implement them across the region, all to insure the best return on this investment in our neighborhoods. Because community volunteers asked, the new review process helps to ensure that every dollar is well spent. And, because community volunteers asked, to make the best decisions we engaged experts in education, income and health to evaluate and score proposals, which then were prioritized by community members.

We are proud of our partnering agencies who have risen to the challenge of developing fresh, new, creative and innovative programs to address decades old issues while being sensitive to the critical issues and concerns for today.

The programs listed below will receive funding through 2017 to build strength in Basic Needs, Student Success, School Readiness and Financial Stability as well as critical health and human services within each of these areas.


4Kids, a Faith Community Partnership

AccuTran Industries

AIDS Volunteers

American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter

American Red Cross, Daniel Boone Chapter

Anderson County Adult Education and Literacy Council

AppalReD Legal Aid


Arbor Youth Services

Bank on Bluegrass/Financial Literacy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass

Bluegrass Community Action Partnership

Bluegrass Council of the Blind

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center

Bluegrass Technology Center

Bourbon County 4-H Council

Boy Scouts of America Bluegrass Council

CASA of Madison County

CASA of the Bluegrass

Camargo Jeffersonville Senior Citizens Center

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington

Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project (CKEEP)

Child Care Council of Kentucky

Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass

Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass

Children's Law Center

Chrysalis House

Clark County Association for Handicapped Citizens

Clark County Children's Council

Clark County Community Services

Clark County Homeless Shelter

Clark County Rx Assistance

Community Action Council

Domestic Violence Prevention Board

Du Bois Community Center

Employment Solutions

First Bracktown - BMW Academy

Gateway Children's Services

Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council


Greenhouse 17

Growing Together Preschool 

GSC Immigrant Initiative

Harvest Christian Ministries, Inc.

Hope Center

Hope Ministries Food Pantry

Jessamine County Adult Education

Jubilee Jobs of Lexington

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council

Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass

Lexington Hearing and Speech Center

Lexington Woman's Club Clothing Center

Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass

LSTEAM Education Initiative

M&M Food Pantry

Mentors & Meals

Montgomery County 4-H Council

Montgomery County Education Foundation

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

One Parent Scholar House

Operation Happiness

Paris - Bourbon County YMCA

Partners in Education


Post Clinic

Project Read, Madison County Literacy Council

Reading Camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington

Repairers Lexington

RSVP Trailblazers

Scott County Hospitality House

Scott United Ministries - Amen House

Shepherd's House

Surgery on Sunday

Telford Community Center YMCA

The Color of Education

The Foster Care Council of Lex KY

The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families

The Salvation Army Central Kentucky Area Service

Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition

United Promise

United Way 2-1-1 Contact Center

Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

Visually Impaired Preschool Services

WC Women's Club Coats & Shoes for Kids

White House Clinics

Woodford County 4-H Council

Woodford County Theatrical Arts

YMCA of Central Kentucky

YMCA of Winchester

To receive information on how to connect with these agencies and others across our region please dial 2-1-1.

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