Thanks to local tax revenue, Lexington’s Nonprofit Capital Project Grants will award grants to local nonprofits for the second year in a row.
Pending approval from the Urban County Council, the $479,300 grant will be split across 12 agencies including:
- Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
- Central Music Academy
- Gleanings Housing
- Lexington Hearing & Speech Center
- Lexington Housing for the Handicapped
- Living Arts & Science Center
- Mission Lexington
- New Life Day Center
- Shepherd’s House
Around 73% of the grants will go towards facility improvements, while the remaining 27% will support operational investments. Each grant will range between $22,885 to $55,000.
“Nonprofits provide important services in our community. Although we have traditionally provided support for these agencies, it is usually for operating expenses,” Mayor Gorton said in a press release. “Nonprofits often find that grants they qualify for cannot be used for capital expenses.”
Organizations were chosen based on their needs, impact on low-income + marginalized residents, and cost analysis.