For four decades, KRC has been a trusted source of legal representation advice and assistance to individuals, communities, and local governments on a wide range of environmental and energy issues. Accepting no corporate or government grants and providing legal assistance without charge, KRC eliminates any potential conflicts of interest in the pursuit of environmental justice for all Kentuckians. We rely on individual donations to provide unflinching advocacy for those who live downhill, downwind, and downstream.

Our endowment, the Kentucky Resources Foundation, is maintained by the Blue Grass Community FoundationGifts made to the endowment provide long-term support for the organization and enhance stability for the entire organization. Contact Elizabeth Graves at or 502-875-2428 for more information.

Make a gift to the Kentucky Resources Foundation, KRC's endowment fund

Fund the Endowment

The Endow Kentucky Tax Credit program allows donors to receive  a credit against Kentucky state income taxes. Donations to our endowment are eligible for the Endow Kentucky tax credit. A pool of $1 million in tax credits is again available to Kentucky taxpayers through this program on July 1. Eligible donors could receive up to a 20% income tax credit (not to exceed $10,000) so long as funds remain in the $1 million pool.

What are the steps to receive the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit?

  1. Download and complete the application form here and submit it to Bluegrass Community Foundation (BGCF) as soon as possible before June 30, 2024 so that they can submit it to the KY Department of Revenue on July 1.
  2. After receiving your approved preliminary authorization letter from the KY Department of Revenue, mail or email a copy to KRC at, AND mail or email a copy of the letter to BGCF.
  3. Within 30 days of receiving the approval letter from the KY Department of Revenue, make a contribution to our endowment fund on the BGCF website here or mail a check to: 

    Blue Grass Community Foundation, 499 East High Street, Suite 112, Lexington, KY 40507

  4. Within 10 days of making the gift, BGCF will confirm the gift with the KY Department of Revenue, which will then issue you a final approval letter
Where can I get help with my application?
Contact Elizabeth Graves at or call KRC at 502-875-2428.

BGCF staff is also available to assist.
Call 859-225-3343 or email Scott Fitzpatrick (
Every Kentuckian has a right to clean air, clean water, and land free of pollution.