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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
99 for 1 International Ministries
AccuTran Industries
American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter
Ampersand (formerly Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center)
Anderson County Adult Learning Center
Apprisen (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Midwest Inc)
Arbor Youth Services (formerly M.A.S.H.)
AVOL Kentucky
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass
Bluegrass Community & Technical College Foundation
Bluegrass Community Action Partnership
Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Inc.
Bourbon County 4-H Council
CASA of Madison County
CASA of the Bluegrass
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington
Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Program (CKEEP)
Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass
Chrysalis House
Clark County Children's Council
Clark County Community Services, Inc.
Clark County Homeless Coalition
Community Action Council
D.O.V.E.S. of Gateway, Inc.
DuBois Community Center
Elizabeth's Village
First 5 Lex (Fayette County Public Schools)
Food Pantry for Woodford County, Inc. (FPWC)
Gathering Place Mission
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council
God's Outreach Madison County Food Bank
GreenHouse17 (formerly Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program)
Growing Together Preschool, Inc.
GSC Immigrant Initiative
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
Mentors & Meals
Mission Lexington
Montgomery County 4-H Council
Montgomery County Education Foundation
NewSong Counseling Center, Inc.
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass
Paris-Bourbon County YMCA
Partners In Education
Post Clinic, Inc.
Reading Camp
Red Oak Elementary – Spinning for Success
Refuge for Women
Repairers Lexington – E7 Kids Cafe
RSVP Trailblazers 
Scott United Ministries - Amen House
Shepherd's House
Sterling Community Food Coalition
Success for All (Jessamine County Schools)
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
Women United
Woodford County 4-H Council
Woodford County Reading Club
Woodford County Theatrical Arts
Woodford County Woman's Club - Coats and Shoes for Kids
YMCA of Central Kentucky
Young Leaders Society (YLS)
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