Get to Know UWBG: Fayette County

As a part of a blog series, we are featuring one of the counties United Way of the Bluegrass serves each week.

Last week, we featured Clark County. This week, let’s get to know Fayette County!


If you didn’t already know, it probably comes as no surprise that Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World” and is home to the Kentucky Horse Park and the Keeneland racecourses. Lexington is also home to numerous museums and historical structures including Ashland, the former estate of statesman Henry Clay. You can take a socially distant tour!


Did you know that 39.5% of Lexington residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher? This means Fayette County has the tenth highest college education rate among U.S. cities! Lexington is a consolidated city-county and is governed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, making it a unique structure in the Bluegrass.

At United Way of the Bluegrass, we are proud to work with the men and women of Fayette County to make a difference across the Bluegrass, including our incredible Fayette County Board of Trustees!


During the last fiscal year:

Your support through financial gifts and volunteer time help to make an impact in the following organizations that serve Fayette County:


Agency Partners:

  • 4Kids, a Faith Community Partnership

  • American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter

  • Ampersand

  • Apprisen

  • Arbor Youth Services

  • AVOL

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass

  • Bluegrass Community Action Partnership

  • Bluegrass Council of the Blind

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington

  • Child Care Council of Kentucky

  • Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass

  • Chrysalis House

  • Clark County Homeless Coalition

  • Community Action Council

  • Fayette County Public Schools

  • First 5 Lex

  • Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council

  • GleanKY

  • GreenHouse17

  • Growing Together Preschool

  • Hope Center, Inc.

  • Jubilee Jobs of Lexington

  • Kentucky Equal Justice Center

  • Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky

  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass

  • Lexington Woman's Club Clothing Center

  • Mission Lexington

  • Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

  • Repairers Lexington

  • The Hearing & Speech Center

  • The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families

  • The Salvation Army

  • Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

  • Visually Impaired Preschool Services

  • YMCA of Central Kentucky

Stay tuned this week as we take a closer look at volunteers and an organization in Fayette County.


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