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


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. 


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

 donate stock

We can accept donations of stock 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. 

 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.



legal-assistance support


We are extremely thankful for the generosity of all of our members. 

In 2020, we also received support for legal-assistance programs from the Kentucky Bar Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable arm of Kentucky’s legal community. This Foundation educates and support Kentuckians through grants, programs and other initiatives. Learn more by visiting their website.

Recently, the Kentucky Bar Foundation provided financial support for KRC to be able to enhance access to environmental legal services for low-income individuals and communities in Kentucky.



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.