Donations to the following funds are voluntary and amounts donated will reduce your refund. You may contribute all or a portion of your overpayment to one or more of the following funds. Enter the amount you wish to contribute on the appropriate lines.
Nature and Wildlife Fund—Contributions will purchase and protect Kentucky’s finest natural areas as state nature preserves and for nongame species protection. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission work together to protect Kentucky’s rare plants and animals; and acquire the most naturally outstanding forests, wetlands and prairies in order to provide a home for Kentucky’s unique and diverse wildlife.
Your tax deductible contributions play a critical role in protecting the wildlands that make Kentucky famous. Contributions may also be made directly to the Nature and Wildlife Fund, c/o the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, or c/o the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources: http://www.fw.ky.gov
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission: http://naturepreserves.ky.gov
Child Victims’ Trust Fund (CVTF)—Contributions to this fund finance regional and statewide prevention programs which utilize innovative strategies to provide children with personal safety skills, teach adults how to keep children safe from child sexual abuse and exploitation, and inform the public about mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse. The CVTF also provides partial reimbursement for child sexual abuse medical exams at Children’s Advocacy Centers across the state. This fund is administered through the Attorney General’s office and relies on tax-deductible contributions and private donations.
Contributions may be made directly to the Child Victims’ Trust Fund, Office of Victims Advocacy, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 200, Frankfort, KY 40601. For more information call (502) 696-5312.
Veterans’ Program Trust Fund—Contributions to this fund are administered by a Board of Directors. The Trust Fund is used to provide services to veterans that are not already resourced by state law or federal appropriation. In an effort to recognize the service and sacrifice of Kentucky’s deserving veterans, the fund supports programs such as state veterans nursing homes, state veterans cemeteries homeless veterans transition facilities, transportation for disabled veterans and other veteran related projects.
Contributions may also be made directly to the Kentucky Veterans’ Program Trust Fund, 1111B Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund Contribution—Contributions will be used to fund breastcancer research, education, awareness,treatment and screening. Additionalin format ion may be obtained fromthe Division of Women’s Health, (502) 564-3236 or athttp://chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/dwh/. Contributions may alsobe made directly to the state Department for Public Health,Division of Administration and Financial Management,275 East Main Street, HS1GWA, Frankfort, KY 40621, (502)564-6663.
Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund Contribution— Contributions to this fund are used to offset farmers’ costs for providing surplus Kentucky-grown fruits and vegetables to food banks. Cash flow for farmers is strengthened while access to healthy food among struggling Kentuckians is increased. This fund is administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Contributions can also be made directly to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund, c/o the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 500 Mero Street, Capital Plaza Tower, 7th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 564-4696.
Local History Trust Fund—Contributions to this fund support grants for local history organizations—museums, cemetery preservation groups, educators, genealogical societies and more—that help preserve their communities’ heritage as well as share their role in Kentucky’s development and the lasting impact they have made on our commonwealth and nation. The fund is administered through the Kentucky Historical Society. Contributions may also be made directly to the Local History Trust Fund, Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Special Olympics Kentucky— Contributions will help Special Olympics Kentucky provide confidence and self-esteem building sports programs for more than 7,800 athletes with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky. They will also help Special Olympics Kentucky provide more than 1,000 free medical screenings through our Healthy Athletes Program and give small children with intellectual disabilities a head start through our Young Athletes program. Contributions will also support our school-based programs that help build bridges and foster understanding between students with intellectual disabilities and their peers.
Contributions can also be made directly to Special Olympics Kentucky, 105 Lakeview Ct., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Special Olympics Kentucky: http://www.soky.org
Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund— Contributions will be used to fund pediatric cancer research and treatment for Kentucky patients. Additional information may be obtained from the Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement, (502) 564-7996 or at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/ info/dpqi/cd. Contributions may also be made directly to the Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund, Department for Public Health, Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement, Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, 275 East Main Street, HS2WE, Frankfort, KY 40621.
Rape Crisis Center Trust Fund—Contributions to this fund are used to provide direct services to Kentucky citizens who have experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, or rape at any time in their lifetime as well as serving their family and friends. It is also used to provide programs to prevent perpetration of sexual assault against Kentucky’s youth. Services and programs are provided by Kentucky’s 13 regional rape crisis centers designated by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services. Contributions can also be made directly to Family Violence Prevention Branch, 275 East Main Street 3E-A, Frankfort, KY 40621, (502) 564-9433. Additional information on how to access services or programs can be viewed at www.kasap.org
Court Appointed Special Advocate Trust Fund—Contributions to this fund are used to support and strengthen the local Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in Kentucky, where more than 1,000 trained volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. The trust fund is used to expand capacity of local CASA programs that train and recruit Kentucky’s citizens who will advocate for abused and neglected children involved in Kentucky’s court system. Contributions may also be made directly to Kentucky CASA Network, 1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 108, Louisville, KY 40223. Help support Kentucky’s most vulnerable children. For more information about the KCN, call (502) 238-2154 or visit www.kentuckycasanetwork.org
Kentucky YMCA Youth Association Fund— Kentucky YMCA Youth Association is the largest Youth and Government program provider in the nation. 100% of contributions will go directly to provide scholarships to Kentucky schools and students attending the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA): an in-depth experiential learning program in which middle and high school students participate as state officials in simulated state-level legislative, advocacy, and courtroom proceedings. As a completely student-led and run program, KYA participants experience first-hand the workings of all branches of state government, and leave with increased knowledge, skills, and confidence to be active and effective participants in their communities. Contributions may be made directly to the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association 91 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. Frankfort, KY 40601 or at www.kyymca.org/give.