The Kentucky Colonels provide our members – all having been commissioned Kentucky Colonels by a Kentucky Governor – opportunities to continue their philanthropic efforts, connect with other Colonels, and extend the Kentucky Colonels’ circles of influence in the Commonwealth and around the world.

The Good Works Program

While our members are indeed generous, most lead busy lives and have essentially delegated the allocation of their charitable dollars to the Kentucky Colonels.

Each grant application is reviewed and vetted by the Kentucky Colonels’ Board of Trustees. Trustees invest countless unpaid hours to ensure member donations find the most needy and deserving recipient…and impact the most people.

In 2022, our trustees reviewed 353 applications, granting $3.1 million to 314 organizations who together serve over 3.9 million people…which is over half the citizens in the Commonwealth. 

In the event of a large scale events around the globe, such as a natural disaster, the Kentucky Colonels will rally the ranks with a call for emergency donations.

Download a PDF file of our complete Grant Guidelines here.