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Guide to Giving and Statewide Charity Resource Directory
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The KECC Charities
Your payroll deduction pledge can be spread over an entire year? A $240 pledge is just $10 a pay period! There’s no easier way to give...
YES! I want to help my fellow Kentuckians.
The mission of the KECC is to improve lives and strengthen Kentucky communities by investing in Basic Needs, Family Stability, Education, and Health for every Kentuckian.
Why should you give? It’s simple. Real improvement to Kentucky’s problems in the areas of Basic Needs, Family Stability, Education, and Health cannot happen unless people take a stand. Every Kentuckian needs these core foundations to succeed.
Most importantly, you should consider giving because your community needs you. KECC is an easy way for YOU to be apart of the solution. Whether you give by payroll deduction to one of the four Impact Areas or to the charity of your choice - give to YOUR CAUSE through YOUR CAMPAIGN. Give Basic Needs, Family Stability, Education, and Health to promote individual and family success.
Stand with your neighbors across the Commonwealth, friends who give financially and volunteer their time every day to say “We are Kentucky, and we’ll work together to make this Commonwealth the best it can be.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, however, since the partner charities pay all KECC expenses, there is a 10 percent cost recovery charged to non-partner charities to help offset the processing costs of these pledges. To avoid this, you may wish to donate directly to that charity or consider giving to one of the KECC partner charities.
You may direct your gift to any 501(c)(3) organization by providing KECC with their address when pledging. To help hold down administrative costs, these gifts to other “write-in” charities must be at least a $50 cash gift or a payroll gift of $3 per paycheck.
Can I give to other charities?
Sometimes state employees make good-faith payroll deduction pledges to various charities through KECC, but are unable to fulfill them. In most cases, these employees retire or change careers before their payroll deduction pledge is fulfilled. Because of this, KECC does not receive the full donation. The campaign cannot pass along funds it does not collect to the charities; therefore, all the charities share the actual amount of the pledge loss on payroll deduction pledges. The percent uncollected each year is small, averaging eight percent.
What is ‘pledge loss,’ and how does it affect my payroll deduction donation?
When KECC sends payment to the charity of your choice, we only share your contact information if you give us permission to release it when pledging. If your pledge is directed to one or all of the KECC Charities, they will not use or release your information in any way other than to thank you.
Why should I release my name?
Cash pledges are sent in the first quarter following the end of the campaign. Because payroll deduction allows you to spread your donation over the course of a year, we put your gift to use right away -- donations to the partner charities or any agency they support are sent quarterly. Other “write-in” designations will be sent once all of the payroll deductions have been collected.
When will the charity of my choice receive the contributions I make?
Be a Leader!
One percent is all it takes to become a leadership giver! Every donation changes lives, but as you decide how you want to pledge this year, please consider joining the leadership circle. The chart below shows just how little it takes to make a big difference through leadership giving.
1% Leadership Giving By Salary Amount
For those making:
Want to do more? Become a Cornerstone Society Member.
If you want to make an even bigger difference in your community, KECC has a unique leadership program just for you. It’s called the Cornerstone Society. Any pledge of $1,000 or more is considered a Cornerstone Gift. That’s just $41.67 or more per paycheck.
Pledge online or talk to your KECC coordinator about obtaining a paper pledge form to make a cash or check gift. Fill it out, and turn it in. It’s that easy, and it will help so many!
In this guide you will find information on the four impact areas, as well as the hundreds of agencies you can support through the KECC! Whether you give Basic Needs, Family Stability, Education or Health, support one of the eight partner charities, or give to one of the many agencies they fund, you are sure to find a cause that matches your passion!
Learn more about the four Impact Areas in the notes above, or in the charity section, the agencies listed include the following information for your convenience:
NOTE: Donor giving guides such as Guidestar.org, Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance are convenient tools to review charity effectiveness. Get informed and give wisely!
Questions? Get the facts! Call us at 502-589-2296.