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Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits, Agencies, and
School Districts to Improve Public and Green Spaces

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Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) - Rowan County Community Fund

Deadline Date:

03/09/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Kentucky nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and school districts to improve public and green spaces. Funding is intended for projects and programs that focus on developing public places and green spaces as vibrant, engaging, equitable and accessible. Green spaces must be located in Rowan County.

Successful proposals will create programming and/or physical design for Rowan County public spaces that share one or more of the following goals:

  • Increase or improve access to green spaces and public places
  • Increase opportunities to gather and connect within public places
  • Create public spaces that are inviting and welcoming to all
  • Increase residents’ overall connectedness within Rowan County
  • Create opportunities to increase Rowan County's residents’ health and well-being as a result of access to/use of a public place and/or green space
  • Improve the natural beauty and/or physical condition of the community
  • Create fun, entertaining, and dynamic experiences that all can enjoy

Preference will be given to projects that promote diversity and demonstrate a commitment to serving people whose options have been historically limited, including low-income populations and people of color.

While not an exhaustive list, below are types of potential projects that are aligned with the grant focus:

  • Community Events
  • Revitalization Projects
  • Festivals/Fairs
  • Performances
  • Public Art
  • Placemaking Projects
  • Community Gardens
  • Landscaping Projects
  • Play Spaces
  • Classes

Proposals from schools must have a school-wide benefit (not just one class or grade).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144557

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: April 2020 - November 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organization is located in Rowan County
- Organization is classified as a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code; or publicly supported organizations such as a school district or municipality
- If the organization has previously received funding by a grant program at Blue Grass Community Foundation, organization must have completed required grant report
- Organization must be willing and able to present to the ROWAN365 membership at the annual meeting in March 2020

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to Apply: March 9, 2020, by 5:00 PM
Finalist Presentations: March 31, 2020

Representatives from the top finalists will be required to present a short (maximum 10 minute) presentation to the members of ROWAN365 at their annual meeting on March 31, 2020. Grants will be awarded based on membership votes.

Only one application per organization will be accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Please contact Kristen Tidwell at with any questions.

Blue Grass Community Foundation
499 East High Street, Suite 112
Lexington, KY 40507

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USA: Kentucky: Rowan County

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