Bluegrass Greensource is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization who provides the critical service of educating Central Kentuckians of all ages about the importance of recycling and waste reduction, water quality and conservation, plus energy conservation. We empower people to make small changes in their everyday lives that have a big impact in our local environment.
Join us as we work to educate, engage and employ self-advocates, families and community members through the power of advocacy and intentional inclusion.
Changing our culture with disability education program for students and communities
Improving community access, natural supports and advocacy efforts for individuals and families
Preparing individuals with disabilities for meaningful, competitive and integrated employment
Community Ventures helps people own homes and start businesses because we believe in people’s dreams. From affordable financing to education, to neighborhood revitalization, our areas of focus offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for people across Kentucky.
Founded in 1982, Community Ventures has evolved in capacity and knowledge, but our mission has stayed the same—to strengthen our communities by empowering individuals. We are focused on the areas of greatest need, where we can make the most impact. This is why we offer a range of products and services from financial counseling to large scale neighborhood revitalization.
Vibrant communities start with people, so Community Ventures gives our clients knowledge and skills they can use for the rest of their lives, and even pass down to later generations.
Kentucky Entrepreneur Network connects small business to each other to promote mentorship, collaboration, growth, and development.
LexArts' work is to help art be made and make its way into the world. Because of the inspired work of over 46 artists and arts organizations that are supported or enabled by the Fund for the Arts, there's world class art just about everywhere in our community.
LexArts is a nonprofit community organization that works for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in central Kentucky. Through its annual Campaign for the Arts, LexArts raises millions of dollars in support of local arts and provides planning and services designed to integrate the arts into our daily lives. In turn, LexArts underwrites the operating expenses for a variety of Beneficiary Groups, offers affordable exhibition and performance space for arts organizations, as well as competitive grants for community outreach projects. Visit LexArts website at www.lexarts.org.
LexArts is supported in part by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
The Lexington Art League is a contemporary visual art center located at the geographical and cultural intersection of the American South and Midwest. Their mission is to challenge, educate, and engage the community through visual art and in support of local artists.
The Lexington Film League is a collaborative effort bringing together diverse audiences with common interest in digital media, film and digital culture. We support and promote the cinematic arts as both an art form and a civic forum in Lexington and throughout Kentucky. We believe that through these efforts we will create a community that fully embraces and supports all aspects of filmmaking.
March Madness Marching Band is an all-volunteer, community-building organization disguised as a marching band, bringing joyous performance to charity events and festivals around the region and beyond. We are professional artists, dedicated amateurs, and spirited children who captivate crowds through music and movement! MMMB welcomes performers of all ages and skill levels to our weekly rehearsals.
Originally formed to represent Local First Lexington (LFL) in Lexington’s 2008 downtown Christmas Parade, MMMB evolved into an independent tax exempt organization. Through delirious performance that captivates and engages audiences, we created a moving metaphor for the diverse talents of Central Kentucky. We raise awareness about charitable, civic, and cultural activities by drawing a crowd and energizing those events. We have also performed at music festivals beyond Central Kentucky—as close as Louisville and Somerset, and as far away as Austin, TX and Detroit, MI.
THE NORTH LIMESTONE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (NOLI CDC) IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WORKING IN THE NORTH END OF LEXINGTON TO CONNECT NEIGHBORS WITH RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES, AND TO CREATE PROGRAMS FOR EQUITABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
All NoLi CDC programming focuses on one or more of these aspects of livability. We tie our projects to these aspects through our 6 programming tenets:
Developing housing affordability
Coordinating cultural programming
Enhancing public spaces
Growing economic vibrancy
Increasing access to social services
Addressing threats to neighborhood historical resources
The Roller Derby of Central Kentucky (ROCK) league is Lexington, Kentucky’s Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby league. It is a non-profit business that fosters athletic growth and sportswomanship in it’s members and gives back to the community. For many women, roller derby is their first team sport and athletic endeavor. The skaters in ROCK train daily to perform at their highest levels to win bouts and give spectators a great sporting experience. This is evidenced by a very loyal and ever growing fan base. As a proud member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), ROCK’s finest skaters compete at home, regionally, and nationally against other high caliber teams.
Not just a sports team, ROCK is a registered non-profit business that is committed to enhancing the fabric of the unique city that is Lexington. ROCK gives time and money to several local charities (including Toys for Tots, Wounded Warriors, and the Lexington Humane Society) and partners with local businesses whenever possible. ROCK can also be seen in local newspapers, on newscasts, heard on radio stations, and spotted at local events such as parades, store openings, and charity events.