KCEOC receives grant from Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

June 20, 2024

(GRAY), KY – KCEOC CAP is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) to purchase a community resource kiosk system.

HOKC awarded $2.5 million in grants supporting 325 non-profits, impacting more than 3.9 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from Kentucky Colonels from throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel in a meaningful way.

According to Commanding General Gary Boschert: “2023 / 2024 was a challenging year for fulfilling Grant Requests, with over $5 million in total requests. We were able to distribute $2.5 million through the Good Works Program that each of you generously supports. Every dollar you contribute to the Good Works Program goes out to nonprofits in the Commonwealth. Together we helped support 3.9 million people this year. Our efforts following the western and eastern Kentucky disasters continue, with limited funds remaining for both regions. Many Trustees just toured eastern Kentucky earlier this month to see firsthand how much need there truly is. The rebuilding in both areas continues and your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!”

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About KCEOC Community Action Partnership

For 60 years, KCEOC Community Action Partnership has been at the forefront of community empowerment since its establishment as one of the original 23 Community Action Agencies in 1964, following President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of the “War on Poverty.” From early childhood education to housing and food assistance, weatherizing homes, to providing emergency services, our agency has tirelessly assisted thousands of residents in need. Evolving from a single-county focus to serving 16 counties in eastern and central Kentucky, we remain committed to adapting our services to the changing times, recognizing human potential, and creating opportunities for positive change. Our mission is not just a statement; it’s a commitment to fostering hope, improving communities, and making America a better place by helping individuals help themselves and each other.

About the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a 501(c) (3) entity dedicated to supporting charitable activities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. The “Kentucky Colonel” commission is an honorary title granted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since 1951, the organization has pursued its mission through annual grants totaling $68 million to more than 1,700 nonprofits. Of those Colonels’ contributions, each grant is thoroughly vetted by the trustees and staff. Though the corporate name is The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, most know it by its long-term trademark, KENTUCKY COLONELS. Visit kycolonels.org to learn more.



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