One consistent message from across the nonprofit community in Kentucky: Organizations and communities need flexible financial resources. Right Now!

The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky encourages you do donate to the United Way Covid-19 Crisis Fund.

"None of us can help everyone, but all of us can help some."
—The United Way

United Way
Covid-19 Crisis Fund

THE GOAL OF THIS FUND—is to relieve hardship for vulnerable working families due to quarantine or disruption of income, to support the coordination of community health and human service relief efforts, and to ensure equity in the distribution of philanthropic resources across Southern Kentucky. While services to support will continue to evolve as the impact of the COVID-19 Crisis continues to increase, current critical need areas include:

  • Support food pantries and other vital food resources through providing financial resources to help prevent hunger and lack of nutrition resources
  • Prevent growth in homelessness due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 by aiding low-income individuals, displaced workers and families through emergency support for basic needs such as rent and utilities.
  • Aid education by providing technology support to low-income students who require assistance with technology and other means to stay connected to their academic instruction and learning.
  • Encourage Mental Health through supporting agencies that can counsel and guide individuals through this difficult crisis.
  • Other urgent community needs that develop due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Our mission is to encourage philanthropic giving to make a positive impact upon our communities now and for generations to come.

We work toward the goal of philanthropic giving through building and overseeing a permanent collection of endowment funds. We have several funds that serve specific sections of the community. For information on all of those, please visit Our Funds page.

We also maintain The South Central Kentucky Endowment Fund. This generalized endowment allows the Foundation to meet changing and emerging needs within the community.

Our efforts focus on serving the counties of Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren.

John & Linda Kelly honored as 2019 South Central Kentuckians of the Year

John and Linda Kelly represent over a 30 year legacy of connection and engagement in our Bowling Green community. The couple has dedicated themselves to providing meaningful support to many local organizations and are the primary advocates to their namesake, The Kelly Autism Program at WKU. Through the Kelly’s sacrificial giving of their time and money, they are what we would call the “fabric of Bowling Green, Kentucky.”

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Mike & Mickeye Murphy


community foundation visionary partners 2019


Jerry Baker BB&T BGMU The Bowra Group at Merrill Lynch College Heights Foundation ELPO, LLP Franklin Bank and Trust Co Hillvue Heights Houchens Insurance Group Independence Bank Harvey Johnston Kerrick Bachert Key Stop Landmark Financial Advisors Jim and Eva Martens Med Center Health Ann & Troy Puckett Rogers Tomblinson Wealth Mgt Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Katherine Sikora The Simson Group, Inc U.S. Bank Don Vitale Mary Vitale Suzanne Vitale Glenna and Johnny Webb WKU Foundation


Booth Fire & Safety Deemer’s Charles M. Moore Carol Sue Walker WKU PBS