The Kentucky Business and Professional Women's Foundation was established in May 1984 by the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. (KFBPW). The mission of
the Kentucky Federation is to promote full participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for women. The focus of this foundation is to prepare workers for the challenges of the future and to enhance the economic development of the Commonwealth by increasing the educational level of Kentucky's workforce.
The Kentucky Business and Professional Women's Foundation is a non-profit, charitable and educational foundation. The funds of
Kentucky Foundation are separate from the money held by the Business and Professional Women of Kentucky Federation (KFBPW). The Foundation is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the
Kentucky Federation President with approval of the Executive Committee. Each term on the Board of Trustees is for three years. The board members rotate, with two or three members being replaced each year. Each board member is limited to serve only two consecutive terms. The
Kentucky Federation President is a Board member for the year of her presidency.
The funding of the Kentucky Foundation is provided by:
Members of Kentucky Federation Business and Professional Women
Local organizations of KFBPW
Memorials, annuities, and honorariums
Business or other organizations
Interim Board and State Conference Fund Raising Events
Who is Eligible:
Citizen of Commonwealth of Kentucky
Minimum of 18 years of age
Currently in or planning a career in the Kentucky workforce
Attending school, college, institution/organization or not-for-profit entity
Complete the grant application form, with requested additional information provided
* Individual applicants may receive a grant only once every 24 months
Provide training programs to Kentucky workforce
Conduct research related to labor market trends/issues related to Kentucky business or industry
Complete the grant application form for groups, with requested additional information provided
What Programs are Eligible:
Academic programs for non-traditional students
Training for re-entering the workforce, upgrading work skills or career changes
Job-related seminars, workshops or continuing education programs
Educational programs, which increase the number of public leadership positions
Literacy or GED programs
Research relating to labor market trends/issues facing Kentucky business or industry
When You May apply:
Deadlines are April 30 & October 31 for postmark of the application
One copy of the application, along with one copy of accompanying information, should be sent
to Scholarship Chair Joanne Story.
How Grants are Approved:
Completed grant applications (with appropriate additional information) can be mailed to Scholarship Chair
Joanne Story (email her at
Communication Workshop/Seminar Applications are to be
mailed/e-mailed to the Foundation Chair Peggy Orberson (email her at
Committee members meet twice yearly to review applications and award scholarships. A 30-day processing timeline follows after the application deadline.
Applicants will be notified after 30 days following the deadlines of April 30 & October
31. Notice of amount awarded and notice of denial of award will be sent to all applicants at the address on his/her application.
Kentucky Business and Professional
Women's Foundation Board of Trustees - 2015-2016
Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women's
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