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The purpose of the Community Foundation of West Kentucky is to improve the quality of life in Western Kentucky, both today and in the future. Each year, the Community Foundation grants more than $1.5 million to local nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation also works with donors to create and grow endowment funds that will provide a source of funds for our community for generations to come.

Now in its 17th year, the Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities has been instrumental in helping build nonprofit endowment funds. Because of Mr. Paxton’s vision and his family’s continued commitment, the Community Foundation will match donations raised by each organization up to $10,000, until $100,000 is given away.

  • Each participating nonprofit organization is encouraged to invite their loyal donors to come and promote the work they do, celebrate the funds raised for this event and witness the awarding of the matching funds.
  • This partnership between the areas’ nonprofits and the Community Foundation is one of cooperation and purposely designed to build endowments so their good work will be available well into the future.
  • As a donor: 100% of your donation goes to the non-profit you designate.