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

SUPPORTING KENTUCKY RESOURCES COUNCIL

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! 


 

 give monthly 

Join KRC's giving club by selecting the "Monthly" option under donation schedule when making an online gift. Recurring donations help ensure sustianability for the year-round programming of KRC. 
 

 CHECKS

You can mail check donations to
P.O. Box 1070
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602. 
 

 donate stock

We can accept donations of stock directly. Email amy@kyrc.org to learn more. 
 

 TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Kentucky Resources Council is a 501(c)(3). Your contribution to KRC is fully tax-deductible. Our Tax ID number is 31-1042931. 
 

 wish list

There are a number of items we use a regular basis that our essential to our work. Your in-kind donation towards our wish list is greatly appreciated as it helps our regular operations.

 


ENDOW KENTUCKY 2021

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, 2021 and are often gone in a matter of weeks, so now is the time to start planning.
  1. Obtain preliminary approval. Fill out the Application for Preliminary Authorization and submit to the Kentucky Department of Revenue 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 Kentucky Department of Revenue, send it to us.
  3. Within 30 days of receiving your approval letter from the Kentucky Department of Revenue, make your contribution to an endowment fund at BGCF.
  4. Within ten days of making your gift, the Community Foundation will send proof of your gift to the Kentucky Department of Revenue, which will in turn send you a letter of final approval to include with your 2020 Kentucky state tax return.

 

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
donna@kyrc.org | 502-875-2428

 

BGCF staff is also available to assist:
Scott Fitzpatrick (sfitzpatrick@bgcf.org)
Halee Cunningham (halee@bgcf.org)
Lisa Adkins (ladkins@bgcf.org)


VOICE 

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,
mineral rights,
wild river,
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,
underrepresented, overlooked,
marginalized, undermined

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.

This council
is the legal face of the voiceless.
Wild nature 
stands behind its every brief, legal opinion, policy,
and protest.

This council
is fearless in the middle of controversy
where it stakes its place in the heart of Kentucky.


 

 

 

 

 

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.