Foundation grant information and application

LG&E and KU is excited to announce our grant programs are now entirely digital!

LG&E and KU Foundation Grant applications will be accepted through our new online grant portal from Thursday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. All applications and corresponding documentation must be submitted electronically through the portal. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.


Criteria for application

  • Organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Organizations may submit a "Contribution Request Form" no more than once a calendar year.
  • Requests should have a clear statement of purpose and have no avoidable duplication of services of other organizations in the same general area.
  • Requests should fulfill specific needs within the four areas of focus and generally do not include capital campaigns.
  • Grantmaking in the area of Health and Human Services will be made only to United Way.
  • Requests may not involve direct support of raffles or prizes.
  • The Foundation cannot receive any benefit from the donations it makes. Tables, honorary or celebratory programs/events, and other outings may be considered on a case-by-case basis from funds unrelated to the Foundation.
  • Organizations should not be affiliated with religious organizations, unless the program benefits the overall community and does not solely support a specific religious doctrine.
  • Organizations should not be affiliated with political, fraternal, or labor organizations.



  • Individuals, pageants or travel expenses
  • Organizations without an IRS 501(c)(3) designation
  • United Way and Fund for the Arts agencies
  • Political, fraternal, labor, or religious organizations/endeavors
  • Capital campaigns
  • Medical research or disease campaigns/walks
  • Requests outside the Company's service territory
  • Athletic sponsorships