Applications, available at www.cflouisville.org or from board members listed below, are due by 4 p.m. April 29. Completed applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to one of the following individuals who are available to answer questions:
Tom Poland, (859) 238-0652, 304 W. Main Street, Danville, KY 40422;
Pam Sims, (859) 734-3377, 327 S. Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330;
Julian Gander (606) 365-7855, 116 W. Main Street, Stanford, KY 40484; and
Billy Lanham (859) 339-9696, 20 Commerce Drive, Lancaster, KY 40444.
WTCF will provide grant funds to projects that improve the quality of life of residents in the Wilderness Trace area with a preference for “basic need” projects such as food banks, homeless shelters, or any unexpected needs of local nonprofits resulting from the downturn in the local economy. Eligible nonprofits will provide the majority of their services in one or more of the counties of Boyle, Garrard, Mercer or Lincoln. Each county is eligible to receive awards of up to $750.
Any non-profit organization or school, which meets all of the following criteria, is eligible to apply:
- Organization or school must provide the majority of its charitable or educational services to the residents of Boyle, Garrard, Mercer or Lincoln counties in Kentucky.
- Organization or school must have a functional board of directors.
- Organization must have proof of 501(c)(3) status. This provision does not apply to schools or churches.
Applications that are incomplete, late, faxed or e-mailed will not be accepted.
Funding decisions will be announced in May.
Funding is provided by an unrestricted gift from Dr. Richard C. Brown to address community needs within the WTCF service area. Brown taught American History at Buffalo State College in New York for 28 years and authored The History of Danville and Boyle County and The History of the Presbyterian Church in addition to many history textbooks. Brown believed his unrestricted gift to the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation was the most appropriate way to address the area’s needs now and in the future.
The Wilderness Trace Community Foundation began in 2002 as the result of a study commissioned by the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. A local volunteer board of directors represents Boyle, Garrard, Mercer and Lincoln Counties.