2021 Tornado Disaster Relief Grants

On the night of December 10 tornadoes swept across western Kentucky, leaving unimaginable loss of life and property behind. True to its mission and legacy, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is working to assist residents in the region as they rebuild their lives as best they can. 


The day after the tornadoes hit, Colonels Shannon, Kristy, and Amy Ralston extended a $2 million challenge to the Colonels. The Honorable Order immediately matched $1 million of that, asking Colonels to match the remaining $1 million.


Grant applications are now available. If your organization was affected by the tornadoes or is providing relief services in western Kentucky, you are encouraged to apply. Click here to login into the Kentucky Colonels’ grant system or to create an account. Once logged in, you can click apply to navigate to the application. Please email epatterson@kycolonels.org if you have any questions on your organization’s eligibility.


Below you will find a list of organizations that have received emergency grants, along with a current tally of matching contributions from Colonels. To make your own contribution to this fundraising effort, click the blue “donate” button at the top of this page.


Click here to see the most recent relief-related news release.


Ralston Family Challenge
HOKC Million Dollar Match
Colonels' Million Dollar Match

1,526 contributors

Updated 01-14-2022