Fayette County

Fayette County Bar Foundation awards eight grants to local organizations

Fayette County Bar Foundation announced $27,000 in grants to eight local organizations and projects on Dec. 15. The foundation has awarded grants of more than $197,000 in the eight years since its inception. Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for legal services for the poor and indigent, law-related public education, improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to justice.

The foundation gives grants to local not-for-profit organizations each year. The foundation is supported by contributions from individual attorneys, law firms and corporations. Below is a list of the grant recipients and amounts awarded for 2015-16.

▪ Legal Aid of the Bluegrass/Domestic Violence Project, $5,000.

▪ Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, $5,000.

▪ CASA of Lexington, $5,000.

▪ Access to Justice-CAT, $2,500.

▪ Grandparents as Parents Conference, $2,000.

▪ The Institute for Compassion in Justice through The Imani Family Life Center, $3,000.

▪ Lexington Children’s Museum, $3,000.

▪ Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, $1,500.