LG&E and KU Foundation Community Grants

LG&E and KU Foundation

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Deadline: Oct 30, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $315,000

Fields of work: Education - K through 12 Education - Higher Education Diversity & Inclusion Environment STEM Education Economic Services & Development

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Kentucky: Adair County, Anderson County, Ballard County, Barren County, Bath County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Kentucky: Adair County, Anderson County, Ballard County, Barren County, Bath County Show all

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About this funder:



Community and Corporate Responsibility

LG&E and KU have a steadfast and unwavering commitment to the communities they serve.

Our Focus Areas

  • Economic Development - Supporting organizations that empower business and growth in the communities we serve. 
  • Education - Supporting innovative educational programs within public elementary, middle and secondary schools and public and private post-secondary schools. Programs involving math, science and technology are priorities.
  • Environment - Supporting environmental excellence is inherent and vital for the protection of our communities in which we live and play, and helps promote economic growth.
  • Diversity - Supporting programs that promote diversity and strive to embrace and encourage the inclusion of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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.


  • Exclusions:
    • 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
  • Requests may not involve direct support of raffles or prizes.
  • Grantmaking in the area of Health and Human Services will be made only to United Way.
  • 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.


This page was last reviewed April 26, 2021 and last updated April 26, 2021