The Upper Cumberland Community Foundation works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Bell, Clay, Knox, Laurel, and Whitley Counties. We are Eastern Kentucky’s only regional affiliate.
Our 3 year goals:
- Invest in organizations that help people, especially those that assist vulnerable populations with senior services, early child development, homelessness, addiction recovery, mental health, education, and other issues.
- Incubate charitable ideas by increasing the number of named funds, increasing fiscal sponsorships, and encouraging the creation of local nonprofits.
- Create a regional disaster relief fund to fill the gap or supplement sources such as FEMA, SBA, and the Red Cross.
- Promote local philanthropy and raise funds to address unmet needs in the region
In our two years, we have made grants to:
Laurel County Adult Literacy Council, Whitley County Farmers Market, The Appalachian Mentorship Project, The White Flag Ministry, Corbin Public Library, and the Appalachian Service Project
Provided Disaster Relief funding to:
Corbin, and Williamsburg Senior Citizens Programs, OPAC, Come-Unity Cooperative Care, Main Street businesses Pineville, The Carter of Hope, Middlesboro, PPE for first responders Manchester.
Austin city Saloon’s for the Music
Provides grants for Promise Zone counties’ school districts music programs.
Mountain Women Mean Business
To connect and empower Appalachian Women as entrepreneurs and small business owners through an annual summit, smaller events, and mentorships.
WENDAL MITCHELL MEMORIAL FUND
Moonbow Fund For the Arts
To support Central Appalachian artists with grants to be used in the production of their art, for community events, or to fund artistic education.
WHITLEY COUNTY DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY
Funding for support the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Whitley County
Upper Cumberland Community Foundation Board
Upper Cumberland Community Foundation
PO Box 1381
London, KY 40743
Board of Advisors
Vanda Rice Terry Gray
Jane Winkler Dyche
Co-Chair & Secretary