The Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation has been very generous in supporting Allen County.  Their continued support is reflected in the establishment of the Laura Turner Dugas Fund for Allen County. Grants are awarded each year through the Community Foundation's The South Central Kentucky Endowment Fund to support current and emerging needs. CASA was a recipient in 2013. The five areas of focus for the Community Foundation are Education, Health & Human Services, Arts, Beautification and Recreation. The Community Foundation’s The South Central Kentucky Endowment Fund helped to support the WKU Symphony Strings Scholarships program. The Women’s Fund is an initiative to bring women together for the purpose of “Making a positive impact on the lives of women and children of South Central Kentucky, now and forever” by collectively funding significant grants to charitable initiatives with the same purpose.

Welcome to the Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky

Our mission is to encourage philanthropic giving to make positive impact upon our communities now and for generations to come.

We work toward this goal through building and overseeing a permanent collection of endowment funds. We have several funds that serve specific sections of the community. For information on those please visit the Our Funds page. We also maintain The South Central Kentucky Endowment Fund. This generalized endowment allows the Foundation to meet changing and emerging needs within the community.


  • Scott, Murphy, and Daniel
  • Citizen’s First
  • Chandler Property Management
  • BKD
  • BGMU
  • BB&T