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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LEGACY PARTNERS

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Mike & Mickeye Murphy

VISIONARY PARTNERS

community foundation visionary partners 2019

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

SUPPORT PARTNERS

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