A Designated Fund is set-up to benefit a specific charitable organization can be supported in perpetuity through this type of fund. The Foundation’s Board will ensure that the designated recipient receive maximum financial support as long as it continues to fulfill the original charitable purpose. If the agency ceases to exist, the board can select an alternative charity specified by the fund document.
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The Henderson County Archery Program was established in 2003. We started with one school participating, South Middle School. In 2005-2006, Henderson County High School joined the program. In 2009-2010 Cairo Elementary, Niagara Elementary and North Middle School joined us. In 2012-2013 A.B. Chandler Elementary, Bend Gate Elementary, and Spottsville Elementary joined us.
The purpose of the Program is to promote student education, physical education and participation in the life long support of Archery. The Program focus is to promote leadership, sportsmanship, good citizenship for students by establishing and maintaining high standards for school activities and/or competitions while instructing students in the National Archery in the Schools Program (herein after referred to as NASP) and continue to grow this very positive environment for our students by providing a safe, school site based program.
Friends of Audubon is a non-profit organization formed in Henderson, Kentucky in the mid 1990′s as a means to support, promote, and enhance John James Audubon State Park.The first major project of the Friends was to raise money for the purchase of The Tyler Collection, a large collection of original artwork and artifacts from John James Audubon’s life that had been on long-term loan to the John James Audubon Museum since its inception in the mid-1930′s. The group set out to raise $1 million from the local Henderson area which – when matched with the state of Kentucky’s $1 million – would purchase The Tyler Collection and ensure its rightful place and care in Henderson, Ky. The Friends raised $1.5 million during that campaign and, with the surplus, created an endowment fund and opened up membership to that the community would always have an open link to the John James Audubon Museum and continue to preserve, support, and enhance what they worked so hard to attain.
An affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International of Americus, GA. organized in 1990 by the Henderson Ministerial Association, to date 50 Henderson County families live in safe, decent homes they can afford to call their own. Each of these households has partnered with volunteers from all across the community to help build the house which they purchased when construction was finished for the costs of the lot acquisition, building materials and title transfer. Habitat adds no profit margin and finances the twenty-five year mortgage without an interest charge.
Each of Habitat’s houses have been built by volunteers from community churches, businesses, corporations and civic groups dedicated to helping improve Henderson’s quality of housing for people working at the lower end of the wage scale. Individuals and teams are welcomed to join in the effort, contributing their time, expertise, sweat and resources to alleviate and replace substandard, unsafe, overcrowded living conditions with simple, decent shelter for households who cannot otherwise qualify for conventional mortgage financing.
The mission of WARM is to provide hope to homeless women suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Our program integrates a peer to peer self help recovery system with the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through education and an intense long term recovery program, we assist people in moving toward personal accountability, self activation and empowerment for reentry into relationships, work and community.
Serving Henderson County, Kentucky, for over 100 years with information, education, and constructive recreation.
A private, nonprofit animal welfare organization, caring for more than 2,400 animals each year. Our Mission: To end companion animal homelessness, to provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.
The Primary Care Center’s award-winning CATCH Program helps families of low income get basic health care for their children. A pediatrician and nurse visit designated sites throughout Henderson County on a scheduled basis to bring primary care to children who would not otherwise have access to care. Sites visited on a scheduled basis are Cabell Platt Medical Center, Jefferson Elementary School, Chandler Elementary School, Cairo Elementary School, South Heights Elementary School, Henderson County High School, and the Salvation Army.
The Shelter for Women & Children provides safe, clean, temporary shelter for women with and without children in Henderson and the surrounding area. We pride ourselves on taking a “teaching” approach to helping our residents. We offer classes in: Parenting, Employability, Morals & Values, Domestic Violence, Nutrition Education, & Tutoring. In addition to our classes, we offer extensive casework and assistance with budgeting, childcare, counseling services, and educational opportunities. The needs of our community inspire us to move forward to continue our mission to help those less fortunate. SWC has become a beacon of hope in our community.
St. Anthony’s Hospice, in partnership with the community, seeks to maximize the quality and dignity of life for individuals facing life-limiting illnesses. Through a holistic approach, our professional team is honored to guide and empower patients, families, and caregivers during life’s most sacred journey.