LG&E and KU Foundation Grant

Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits for Education,
Environment, Health, and Human Services

GrantWatch ID#: 176049
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

LG&E and KU Foundation


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Grants to Kentucky nonprofit organizations for initiatives focusing on the areas of education, diversity and inclusiveness, environment, and health and human services. Funded programs and projects should proactively contribute to communities throughout the State where the funding sources conduct business.

Focus areas are outlined as follows:

1. Education - Education is the Foundation's primary emphasis and includes innovative educational programs within public elementary, middle and secondary schools and public and private post-secondary schools. Programs involving math, science, and technology are priority. This emphasis also includes educational programs that are conducted through other qualifying organizations (see grant information).

2. Diversity - In order to strengthen local communities, the Foundation believes in a strong commitment to programs that support diversity and strive to embrace and encourage the inclusion of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

3. Environment - Supporting environmental excellence is inherent and vital for the protection of local communities in which people live and play and helps promote economic growth.

4. Health and Human Services - Health and Human Services are programs whose goals better the health and welfare of residents. Grantmaking in this area will be made only to United Way applicants.

Criteria for application:

- Organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Organizations may submit a "Contribution Request Form" no more than once a calendar year.
- Requests should have a clear statement of purpose and have no avoidable duplication of services of other organizations in the same general area.
- Requests should fulfill specific needs within the four areas of focus and generally do not include capital campaigns.
- Grantmaking in the area of Health and Human Services will be made only to United Way.


- Requests may not involve direct support of raffles or prizes.
- The Foundation cannot receive any benefit from the donations it makes. Tables, honorary or celebratory programs/events, and other outings may be considered on a case-by-case basis from funds unrelated to the Foundation.
- Organizations should not be affiliated with religious organizations, unless the program benefits the overall community and does not solely support a specific religious doctrine.
- Organizations should not be affiliated with political, fraternal, or labor organizations.


- Individuals, pageants, or travel expenses
- Organizations without an IRS 501(c)(3) designation
- United Way and Fund for the Arts agencies
- Political, fraternal, labor, or religious organizations/endeavors
- Capital campaigns
- Medical research or disease campaigns/walks
- Requests outside the Company's service territory
- Athletic sponsorships

The grant application and all supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. Online applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, November 1, 2016 through Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Applicants will receive notice of grant status in early February 2017.

Please check back on November 1, 2016 to access the grant portal for submission. An example of the 2016 LG&E and KU Foundation grant application is accessible in the Supporting Documents section below for reference purposes only.

Do not mail the sample application, as it will not be accepted for review.

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

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