2022 Grant Awards Announced

For Immediate Release     

May 11, 2022

JustFundKY is proud to announce the 2022 grant recipients of the Cliff Todd Endowment!  This year’s submissions show innovative adaptations to Covid-19 restrictions and a commitment to the JFKY funding priorities of antiracist LGBTQ work and rural outreach. 

JustFundKY is a $ 2+ million endowment that funds educational projects in Kentucky from Pikeville to Paducah.  Since 2011, JFKY has granted $520,000 to 65 community organizations.  In ten years, we have touched every county in the commonwealth raising awareness of the issues impacting LGBTQ people, and supporting projects that create a more just and joyful Kentucky.

This year’s grant recipients are:

Among the many excellent projects JustFund funded this year are an evening with Cookie Johnson sponsored by Bluegrass Black Pride, and inclusion training for the Powell County Schools. Along with these amazing projects:

  • Ashland Kentucky Pride, $1500 for Safe Zone trainings
  • Arts Connect, $2900 to host an event with Silas House at the Lexington Public Library
  • Ban Conversion Therapy, $1500 to host trainings
  • Berea Pride, $2500 to support their pride festival
  • Bluegrass Black Pride, $5000 to host an evening with Cookie Johnson
  • Drag Queen Storytime Kentucky, $2800 to support community reading programs
  • Fireside Industries, $2500 for LGBTQ publishing projects
  • GLSEN, $2415 to create Rainbow Libraries for rural schools
  • Kentucky Black Pride, $4000 for No More Silence workshop trainings
  • Lexington Pride Center, $6442 to create a resource center
  • Looking for Lilith, $3000 to support a LGBTQ play production
  • Louisville Pride, $2000 to launch the pride center
  • Louisville Youth Group, $2000 to support a speaker and prom
  • PGLAG Somerset, $3000 to support their pride festival
  • Pikeville Pride, $4000 to support their pride festival
  • Powell County Schools, $1600 to do inclusion training for district staff
  • Queer Kentucky, $4000 for expansion in Eastern/Appalachian Region
  • Queering Spirituality, $1750 for youth outreach and support at Ahava
  • RADIOLEX, $2500 to support conversations with Kentucky LGBTQ activists
  • Sweet Evening Breeze, $5000 for resources for homeless LGBTQ youth
  • The Nest, $3000 for LGBTQ Wellness workshops
  • Weathering Rainbows Podcast, $5000 for 10 episodes highlighting the talents of LGBTQ people