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Winchester Youth Soccer League
WYSL is a recreational sports program that allows kids in our community to learn and grow physically, mentally, and socially while playing the game of soccer. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for children of all backgrounds and abilities. We ensure that each child plays at least half of their game. We offer a Fall and Spring season to help keep our kids active and interested in this ever-growing sport.
Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass
The Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass is dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual abuse. We provide a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child sexual abuse cases in Central Kentucky. Each year, nearly 850 children come to the Center for forensic interviews, medical examinations, counseling and support. All services are provided in a friendly and safe environment at no cost to a child's family.
Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
The Foundation awards death benefit to the families of any officer killed in the line of duty and provides funds for emergency and medical assistance to officers and their families to aid with unforeseen circumstances. It provides 25 educational scholarships to law enforcement officers, family members and survivors. The Foundation hosts a Memorial Service that allows all of Kentucky's law enforcement agencies, survivors and the public to join in recognizing all fallen officers.
Bluegrass Land Conservancy
Bluegrass Land Conservancy (BLC) is a nationally-accredited land trust that works with landowners to protect land in the greater Bluegrass Region of Kentucky through permanent conservation easements for current and future generations. We do this through education and by promoting the preservation of land for agriculture, historic and cultural heritage, wildlife habitat, natural resources, water quality, and scenic open space, in order to sustain a high quality of life.
Leeds Center for the Arts has been used by the community in Clark County for over 90 years. What started as a movie theater was converted to a community arts venue in the 1980s and strives to energize the community through the beauty and emotional power of the arts.
Thoroughbred Charities of America
TCA's mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. As a large grantor of funds in the Thoroughbred industry, TCA raises money for distribution to approved organizations that support Thoroughbred rehabilitation, retraining, and rehoming; backstretch and farm employee programs; and equine-assisted therapy programs.
Blessing Hands has helped students with educational needs since 2005. We have been helping students in the Philippines since 2012. Our emphasis is on helping those who help themselves and others. We teach our sponsored students to be blessing hands to others. Our students are all ages from kindergarten through college. We are presently in 5 provinces of China. With this GoodGiving Challenge, we are starting a new sponsorship program in the Philippines with RiverSprings School in Manila.
Nia Urban Ministries Inc.
Nia Urban Ministries Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization mobilizing people for vital ministry primarily in the urban neighborhoods of Lexington, Kentucky. We are establishing programs that provide resources and services for individuals including academic enrichment, extended school activities, affordable housing, healthy meals for youth, child care, gang intervention, economic empowerment, workforce development, restoration of returning citizens, and affordable access to healthcare.
The Salvation Army
We address poverty with a comprehensive approach. We start by meeting basic needs and follow through with education to help families build a better future. Last year we served more than 40,000 individuals locally through our Homeless Shelter, Early Learning Center, Boys & Girls Club, Food Pantries, Clothing Banks, and Holiday Assistance Programs.
Step By Step, INC.
Our mission is to improve the lives of young single mothers and their children through healing, encouragement, faith and education.
We guide missions and wilderness experiences throughout Kentucky that grow faith in action. We engage participants in service and adventure, train young adults to guide these experiences, and assist community members with practical service.
The Kings Center
Every child needs a safe place. For many in Frankfort, that place is the Kings Center, where children come after school for healthy snacks, homework help, enrichment activities, and time with friends. A safe, nurturing environment where every child has a chance to explore and expand their world. For more than 20 years, the Kings Center has collaborated with organizations and families to provide a safe space for a diverse group of underserved children to connect and thrive - FREE OF CHARGE.
Providence Montessori School
Providence Montessori School provides a quality environment that is holistic in its approach, which unleashes in our children their natural curiosity, their intrinsic desire for life-long learning and their innate ability to be citizens who better our world community.
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
We're a public interest watchdog and advocate. We work in Frankfort and the courts to ensure equal access to justice and opportunity. Through Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in Lexington we help our newest neighbors navigate the process of legal immigration including the wonderful step of becoming a U.S. citizen.
LIFE for Pets
LIFE for Pets works in the Central Kentucky area to eliminate the need for euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs and feral cats. This is done through our low cost spay/neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return programs. We also work to educate the public on the importance of spay/neuter of their pets and how this helps to prevent countless litters of unwanted kittens and puppies from ending up in the shelters each year.