The Green River Area Community Foundation (GRACF) is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for all citizens in the counties of Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster, Kentucky. GRACF serves the charitable interests of donors who have established charitable funds as part of a permanent, collective, philanthropic resource for the current and future needs of the region.

The Green River Area Community Foundation is an affiliate foundation of the Community Foundation of Louisville, a tax-exempt public charity that administers charitable funds created by individuals, businesses and organizations for the betterment of their communities.

The Green River Area Community Foundation was organized in 1993 to provide the services of a community foundation to local residents and to begin building a collective charitable endowment for the Green River Area.

If you’d like to make a contribution to one of the general funds at the Green River Area Community Foundation you may do so by clicking Give Now at the top right of this page.

Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund

The United Way of the Ohio Valley (UWOV) and the Green River Area Community Foundation (GRACF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville, Inc., have joined forces to launch the Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund (the Fund), with the goal to quickly raise and deploy resources to local nonprofit organizations at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties.  The Fund is a coalition of philanthropic, governmental, and business partners, and is designed to complement the work of public health, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations, and government entities assisting individuals and families experiencing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 virus and related economic disruptions.  Grants will be distributed from the Fund by Green River Area COVID-19 Response Council, comprised of representatives from UWOV, GRACF, and other community partners.

GRACF and UWOV would like to thank the initial Sustaining Partners:  the City of Owensboro, Daviess County Fiscal Court, The Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation, the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro, and the Lawrence and Augusta Hager Educational Foundation.

Additional thanks to our initial Supporting Partners: Owensboro Health, Francis and Connie Hagan, Independence Bank, Jiten Shah, Greenwell Foundation, and Larry O’Bryan.

For information on requesting a grant from the Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund, visit https://uwov.org/covid-19-request-funds/.

How you can make a contribution

Donations to the Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund are being received and processed by the UWOV, and can be made online at www.uwov.org/donate/, or checks can be made to “Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund” and mailed to P.O. Box 705, Owensboro, KY  42302.

You can also recommend a grant from your personal Community Foundation fund to the Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund.  To do this, log on at https://www.cflouisville.org/. From the menu, select Recommend a Grant. Search for “United Way of the Ohio Valley” as the Nonprofit Name and click New Grant. On the next page, type “Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund” in Note to Nonprofit Recipient. For assistance recommending a grant from your fund, please contact [email protected] or 502.585-4649.

The Green River Area COVID-19 Response Fund is a United Way of the Ohio Valley fund located in Owensboro, Kentucky, and is not managed or administered in any way by the Community Foundation of Louisville, Inc.

Advisory Board

  • Jason Worth, Chair
  • Steve Divine, Chair-Elect
  • Andrea Crabtree, Secretary
  • Larry O’Bryan, Treasurer
  • G. Dan Griffith, Board Development Chair
  • Jeff Ebelhar, County Outreach Chair
  • Gregory C. Longtine, Grantmaking Chair
  • Nick Volk, Professional Outreach Chair
  • Mike Weafer, Public Relations Chair
  • Frank Hagan
  • Ed Hodskins
  • Charles Kamuf
  • David Ross
  • Jiten Shah
  • Craig Smith
  • Mark Starnes

The Green River Area Community Foundation has $200,000 available for scholarship grants. Visit the Scholarship section of the Community Foundation of Louisville’s website to apply.

If you are a professional advisor, please note that the Green River Area Community Foundation hosts a half-day continuing education seminar each year in the late spring/early summer.

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Amy Silvert
Amy Silvert
Executive Director
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Jennifer Fust-Rutherford, JD
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Director of Gift Planning
502.855.6953
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