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.
The Downtown Lexington Partnership (DLP) is best-known for producing numerous events for the public to enjoy each year! Join us for Central Bank Thursday Night Live, Mayfest Arts Fair, Bike Lexington, Fountain Films on Friday, Fest of Ales, Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, Lexington’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lexington’s Christmas Parade, and the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink.
The DLP also has a unique position as a membership organization. DLP, with more than 300 members who represent the largest businesses, the smallest proprietors and entrepreneurs, neighborhood associations, churches, educational institutions, and individuals, is a community and business advocacy group. DLP encourages responsible economic development in the downtown business core and in the various neighborhoods surrounding this central area. DLP advocates diversity, communication and leadership in assisting property owners, businesses, employees and residents in making Downtown Lexington a location for retail businesses, restaurants, offices, arts and cultural activities as well as a wonderful place to live and work.
Private non profit working to provide work opportunities for intellectually challenged adults.
The International Book Project promotes literacy and educational opportunities by providing more than 200,000 books to schools, libraries, churches, and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the developing world.
The International Book Project also runs a used bookstore at our warehouse on 1440 Delaware Avenue where we sell the books that we cannot send overseas for various reasons. The proceeds support our book-sending mission.
Most books are under $3 - it's the cheapest bookstore in town!
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.
123 E. Sixth St.
Lexington Community Radio is a nonprofit organization with two operational Low Power FM stations, El Pulso 95.7FM, Lexington's only Spanish-language radio, and WLXU 93.9FM. Our studios are in the Lexington STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) Academy, a public magnet high school in Lexington's North End. WLXL and WLXU are Lexington's first low-power FM stations, an FCC designation intended to give the power of the microphone and radio waves back to community members and nonprofit entities. Each of our 100-watt signals creates a 5 miles broadcast radius (approximately), which allows us to create and air content that informs and entertains the 200,000 people in our combined broadcast area.