INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF KRC

KENTUCKY RESOURCES FOUNDATION

 

For 35 years, the Kentucky Resources Council 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 money, and providing legal assistance without charge, KRC relies on individual donations to provide unflinching advocacy for those who live downhill, downwind, and downstream. 

By not accepting corporate or government money to fund our three programs, we eliminate potential conflict of interest that would possibly prevent us from pursuing environmental justice in the court system for all Kentuckians.

Donations are always greatly appreciated to our general operating fund and can be made here.

Our endowment, the Kentucky Resources Foundation, is also an option for making a contribution to support our work. Gifts made to the endowment provide long-range support and enhances stability for the entire organizaiton.

The Kentucky Resources Foundation is operated through the Bluegrass Community Foundation. Just like donations to our annual fund, donations are full tax-deductible and directly support our mission of protecting Kentucky's natural and built communities. 

Also, your gift to the Kentucky Resources Foundation may even be eligible for tax credit, if given on July 1, through the Endow Kentucky tax credit program.

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

Fund the Endowment

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)


 

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