Feature stories of some of the lives touched by the programs and grants of the Kentucky Bar Foundation.
Kentucky Bar Foundation Grants Support Healing at Family & Children's Place
Since 2004, the KBF has awarded grants totaling $35,000 to support Family & Children's Place. Those grants help transform lives like Katya's, who came to F&CP as a means to healing, but now, years later, is working with the agency to help heal others.
Kentucky Bar Foundation Grants Support Kentucky Law Students
As part of the Kentucky Bar Foundation's commitment to improving the legal profession, the KBF has proudly supported the legal education of many Kentucky students. Since 1988, the KBF has awarded grants totaling over $300,000 to provide scholarships that assist and encourage students attending Kentucky law schools and provide opportunities to enrich their education.
Kentucky Bar Foundation Grants Provide Important Legal Services to Veterans
Since 2011, the Kentucky Bar Foundation has awarded grants totaling $115,000 to Kentucky agencies that provide legal services and counseling to veterans. Those grants have helped veterans like "John" who was struggling after returning home from war.
Kentucky Bar Foundation Supports Training of Attorneys Seeking Justice for Human Trafficking Victims
In 2015, the Kentucky Bar Foundation proudly awarded a grant of $20,000 to the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs statewide for the production of “Seeking Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking: A Practice Guide & Training Series for Attorneys.”
Kentucky Bar Foundation Funds Nationally-Recognized Training at Kentucky Children's Advocacy Centers
The Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers received a 2015 grant to prepare “Your Guide to Kentucky’s Children’s Advocacy Centers.” The Guide is used to train CAC staff, as well as local multidisciplinary teams including law enforcement, social services, medical professionals, therapists, and prosecutors. Through this training, CACs across Kentucky have been able to make life-changing differences in the lives of Kentucky children and families.
Grant from Kentucky Bar Foundation Helps Liberty Hall Create Senator John Brown Library
Liberty Hall Historic Site received a 2014 grant of $20,000 and a 2015 grant of $22,000 from the Kentucky Bar Foundation. These funds are being used to support the first phase in the creation of The Senator John Brown Library & Archives. The library is part of a $1.2 million ongoing restoration project and is to be located on the second floor of the 1796 Liberty Hall, a National Historic Landmark.
Kentucky CASA Network and Kentucky Bar Foundation: A Partnership Advocating for Kentucky’s Abused and Neglected Children
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers who are appointed by judges in child abuse and neglect cases to research the case, review documents, interview people and make a report to the Court as to what is in the best interest of abused and/or neglected children. The KBF has been extremely supportive of CASA Programs in Kentucky. More volunteers have been trained and children served as a direct result of grant funds from the KBF.