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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 on Education, Basic Needs and Financial Stability, your dollars will not only apply to the needs of today, but invest in solutions for tomorrow. Together, we will ensure that our Big Bold Goal is met to help 20,000 families become more self-sufficient by 2020.

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, Financial Stability and Basic Needs 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 2020 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.

2-1-1 Contact Center
4Kids, a Faith Community Partnership
AccuTran Industries
AIDS Volunteers, Inc.
American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter
Anderson County Adult Education and Literacy Council
Arbor Youth Services
Bank On Bluegrass
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass
Bluegrass Community & Technical College Foundation
Bluegrass Community Action Partnership
Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Inc.
Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center
Bourbon County 4-H Council
Boy Scouts of America, Blue Grass Council
CASA of Madison County
CASA of the Bluegrass
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington
Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Program (CKEEP)
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass
Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass
Chrysalis House
Clark County Children's Council
Clark County Community Services, Inc.
Clark County Homeless Coalition
Clark County Rx Assistance
Community Action Council
D.O.V.E.S. of Gateway, Inc.
DuBois Community Center
Elizabeth's Village
Employment Solutions, Inc.
Fayette County Public Schools- First 5 Lex
Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. (FPWC)
Gathering Place Mission
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council
Glean KY
God's Outreach Madison County Food Bank
Growing Together Preschool, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Madison & Clark Counties
Harvest Christian Ministries, Inc.
Hope Center, Inc.
Jessamine County Adult Education
Jubilee Jobs of Lexington
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc.
Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky
Lamp and Light Ministries Inc
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
Lexington Woman's Club/Clothing Center
Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass
Mission Lexington
Montgomery County 4-H Council
Montgomery County Education Foundation
NewSong Counseling Center, Inc.
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass
One Parent Scholar House
Paris-Bourbon County YMCA
Partners In Education
Post Clinic, Inc.
Refuge for Women
Repairers Lexington
Rowland Arts Center
RSVP Trailblazers
Scott United Ministries - Amen House
Shepherd's House
Sterling Community Food Coalition
Surgery on Sunday
Telford Community Center YMCA
The Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter, INC
The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
The Salvation Army
Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County
Visually Impaired Preschool Services
Woodford County 4-H Council
Woodford County Theatrical Arts
Woodford County Woman's Club
"Coats and Shoes for Kids"
YMCA of Central Kentucky
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