Louise Head Duncan Trust

OVERVIEW: The Louise Head Duncan Trust supports community development, education and human services in Oldham County, Kentucky.

FUNDING AREAS: Community development, education, human services

IP TAKE: Nonprofits that serve Oldham County should contact this foundation directly to request the grant application form. The foundation prioritizes local causes in Oldham County, Kentucky. Unfortunately, it lacks transparency and does not maintain a website.

PROFILE: Established in 1991 and granted charitable status in 1993, the Louise Head Duncan Trust is a foundation headquartered in North Carolina. However, its geographic focus concentrates on Oldham County, Kentucky. The foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people who live in this region. Duncan was the daughter of Peyton Samuel Head, who was one of the founders and the second president of the Bank of Oldham. Grantmaking includes community development, education and human services.

The foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, it often provides local support for community development efforts and to Presbyterian churches and affiliated organizations. The funder often provides operating funds, grants for equipment needs, and program funding at the local level. Past support has gone to the Oldham County Public Library, the Oldham County Educational Foundation, the Oldham County Historical Society, Yew Dell, and the Oldham County Family YMCA.

Foundation grants range between $15,000 and $150,000. Review the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about its local giving. The foundation’s giving is solely focused on Oldham County, Kentucky, with the specific cities of Crestwood, Pewee Valley, Prospect, La Grange, Buckner and Louisville in focus. All grant grant recipients must benefit residents of Oldham County, Kentucky.

This foundation does not publish its grant application forms online, but it will provide the forms upon request and accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. There are no submission deadlines for applications. The phone numbers to reach the foundation staff are 859-231-2408 and 855-739-2922.  


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