The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) is an exciting new effort with the combined goals of creating a tax-deductible vehicle allowing those who call Floyd County “home” to give back to their community and providing grant funding for projects to improve life now and in the future.
Organized in 2018, the Floyd County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization working locally through an advisory board comprised of community leaders. The FCCF Advisory Board members include Missy Allen, Rhonda Clark, Ellen Harris (chair), Sharon Hobson, Kelli Martin (secretary), John Rosenberg, and Evan Smith.
The Floyd County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Foundation of Appalachian Kentucky, a regional community foundation accredited by the Council of Foundations National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. The purpose of the Floyd County Community Foundation is to provide a structure for individuals, families, and businesses with a passion for Floyd County to build lasting legacies. The Floyd County organization works by distributing grants based on the community’s requests. Affiliates benefit from the administrative support, guidance, and philanthropic knowledge provided by the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky while the local board dedicates time connecting with the community and determining specific needs.
Initial FCCF grants benefited the new Floyd County Homeless Shelter ($2500), and the Floyd County Child Care Coalition’s Day in the Park ($300). The Floyd County Community Foundation also held a bluegrass concert to benefit the Floyd County Animal Shelter.
The Floyd County Community Foundation has initiated the “396 Club,” and the board hopes everyone will consider joining. The inspiration for the 396 Club comes from the 396 square miles of natural beauty, cultural treasures, and unmatched mountain history in Floyd County – each mile is worth at least a $1 gift to honor those assets. There are two types of giving levels: 396 Club – $396.00 per year for five years and 396 Corporate Club – $3,960.00 per year for five years. The Floyd County Community Foundation hopes to obtain as many commitments as possible for both clubs to create the best Floyd County now and in the future.
In addition to the 396 Club, donations can live now in other ways, whether small or large. Individuals who are 70 ½ years or older can donate required minimum distributions from a retirement account to avoid tax liability on the transfer, leave a legacy by naming the Floyd County Community Foundation in your will or simply signup online for a recurring monthly donation. All donations make a difference.
To donate to the Floyd County Community Foundation, mail a check to Floyd County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1734, Prestonsburg KY 41653 or donate here. Any of our local Board members can also provide additional information or answer questions about this effort.