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 share a belief 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!
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.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY ENDOW KY TAX CREDIT APPLICATION?
The Kentucky Department of Revenue will accept applications beginning July 1, 2021. 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 the KRC prior to July 1 and we will work with BGCF to ensure it is properly submitted to the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) 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 Kentucky Department of Revenue directly beginning July 1. DO NOT mail your application to the Department of Revenue prior to July 1. It will not be accepted.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION WAS APPROVED?
The DOR 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 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 DOR.
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 BGCF, 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 for Major Gifts
firstname.lastname@example.org | 502-875-2428
by Trina Peiffer, written for the Kentucky Resources Council
November 3, 2017
Who would you want in the middle
of your controversy—
your town, forest, mountain,
your water supply,
your cave, neighborhood, farmland,
who would you want
when you can’t take the trees
to the courtroom with you
to state their case
and you can’t make the river talk
any more than it does, tippling the rocks,
when you can’t determine in dollars exactlythe value of clean air,
and it never will blow back
in its own defense.
Who would you want
in defense of the voiceless, the unseen,
and in defense of the beautiful
those delicate connectionsbetween waterways, & in soil
fortifying plants, & in the power
of trees growing and re-growing
under our single sun.
is the legal face of the voiceless.
stands behind its every brief, legal opinion, policy,
is fearless in the middle of controversy
where it stakes its place in the heart of Kentucky.