I doubt there is a non-profit anywhere in the country
that gets more out of each dollar contributed. - Nancy


Donate to the Kentucky Resources Council to help protect Kentucky’s air, water, and land and to support and sustain healthy communities across the state. The support of friends who believe in KRC's mission is essential to our ability to provide legal and strategic assistance and advocacy on environmental issues for low-income individuals and communities. We accept no corporate or government funds and rely solely on our members - individuals, organizations, and charitable donors, who commit time, talent, and financial support. Please join us in envisioning and creating a better world! 

Donate below or you can mail check donations to P.O. Box 1070, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602. 

We can accept stock donations directly. Email to learn more. 
Kentucky Resources Council is a 501(c)(3). Your contribution to KRC is fully tax-deductible. Our Tax ID number is 31-1042931. 


KRC has an endowment, the Kentucky Resources Foundation, that is managed by the Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF). Endowments are an important tool to provide financial stability and ensure that our mission of protecting our built and natural communities from pollution and environmental damage continues for future generations.

Beginning July 1 your gift to our endowment fund, the Kentucky Resources Foundation, can be rewarded with a great tax incentive: the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit.

  • Individuals and businesses who pay taxes in Kentucky can receive a Kentucky income tax credit of up to 20% of the value of a gift made to a qualified endowment, and the Kentucky Resources Foundation endowment fund qualifies for this tax credit.
  • Tax credits up to $1 million will become available on July 1, 2023 and are often gone in a matter of weeks, so now is the time to start planning.
How does the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit Work?
  1. Obtain preliminary approval. Fill out the Application for Preliminary Authorization and submit to the Kentucky Department of Revenue (KDOR) via email, fax or hand delivery. (NOT by US mail.) Or, send your completed application to us and we’ll deliver it for you.
  2. After you receive preliminary approval from the KDOR, send it to us.
  3. Within 30 days of receiving your approval letter from the KDOR, make your contribution to an endowment fund at BGCF.
  4. Within ten days of making your gift, BGCF will send proof of your gift to the KDOR, which will in turn send you a letter of final approval to include with your Kentucky state tax return.

When do I need to submit my Endow Kentucky tax credit application? 

  • The KDOR will accept applications beginning July 1.
  • You may send your completed application to KRC before July 1.

How do I submit my application?

  • Applications can be submitted via email or mail. You can email your application to KRC prior to July 1 and we will work with BGCF to ensure it is properly submitted to the KDOR on your behalf.
  • If you prefer to mail your application, please mail it before June 20th to give it plenty of time to be delivered.
  • You can also submit your application to the KDOR directly beginning July 1.
  • DO NOT mail your application to the KDOR prior to July 1. It will not be accepted.

When will I know if my application was appproved? 
The KDOR will send an approval letter to the address supplied on the application form within 2-3 weeks.

Is there a minimum contribution to take advantage of the tax credit?
No, there is no minimum gift under the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit program.

Is there a maximum contribution I can give under the tax credit program? 
Yes, the maximum gift allowed under the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit Program is $50,000. There is no maximum gift for the endowment itself, but the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit is limited to $50,000.

Do I send my gift in with my application? 
No, do not send the gift until you receive approval from the KDOR.

When do I need to make my gift?
You must make your gift within 30 days of the date you receive your approval letter.

Where do I send my gift?
Once you receive your approval letter, send your gift directly to:
 499 East High Street, Suite 112
Lexington, KY 40507.

Make checks payable to Blue Grass Community Foundation and list Kentucky Resources Foundation in the check memo line.

Am I guaranteed to receive a 20% tax credit? 
All applications received between July 1 and July 7th will receive a prorated portion of the credit pool, with a maximum credit of 20%. Any remaining credits will be allocated on a first come, first service basis, with a maximum credit of 20%.

Questions or Assistance
Contact Donna Counts, Development Associate | 502-875-2428

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Join our Legacy Society

Leave your legacy through planned giving. Contact us for more information on becoming a member of our Legacy Society. Visit the Bluegrass Community Foundation to learn more about planned giving options.

Support Our Endowment

Giving to our endowment, the Kentucky Resources Foundation, ensures our work will be well supported into the future. Click here to access the donation form at the Bluegrass Community Foundation and enter "Kentucky Resources Foundation" as the fund name.