TO CREATE INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS THAT UPLIFT KENTUCKIANS AND BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY!
identify and understand the needs facing vulnerable populations!
develop programs to solve Kentucky poverty issues!
measure and monitor programs to ensure maximum effectiveness!
implement transparent fiscal responsibility duties to ensure continued success!
encourage individual and corporate partners to share in our mission!
SENIOR MEAL PROGRAM
THE U.S. VETERANS
9360 MEALS SERVED
SECTION 8 FAMILIES
THE HORTICULTURE & LANDSCAPING JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
FOR NON-COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS
FAMILIES OFF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
THE KPI ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Population: 4,316,917 | Number in Poverty: 744,239
2018 Overall 17.2%
Percentage of people who had incomes below the poverty line ($24,860 for a family of four) in 2017
Hunger and Food Insecurity
Percentage of households who were food insecure on average from 2015 to 2017, meaning that at some point during the year, they experienced difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of money or resources
Number of apartments or other units that were affordable and available for every 100 renter households with very low incomes in 2016. Very low-income households are those with incomes at or below half of median income in the metropolitan or other area where they live.
Percentage of youth ages 18 to 24 without high school degrees who were not in school or working in 2016
Income Inequality Ratio
The ratio of the share of income going to the top 20 percent of households and the share of income going to the bottom 20 percent of households in 2017
Assets and Savings
Percentage of households that used high-cost, high-risk forms of credit to make ends meet during 2015. This includes payday loans, automobile title loans, refund anticipation loans, rent-to-own, and pawning.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
KENTUCKY POVERTY INITIATIVE INC. is a 501(c)3 organization which relies on the generosity of donors to support its efforts to improve the lives of Kentuckians. If you share our commitment to alleviating Kentucky poverty, you can help by making a one-time or monthly donation; donating in honor or memory of a loved one; becoming a member; or setting up a planned gift through wills, trusts, and estate giving.
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) - KPI's programs meet all CRA requirements and are findCRA approved for bank funding.
Kentucky Poverty Initiative Inc. relies on the financial support of individuals and corporations. With your generous support, we will continue to our efforts to create innovative programming to economically uplift individuals and families within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Become a Monthly Giver
KPI Monthly Givers ensure a sustainable flow of revenue is received to advance the organizations initiatives.
Donate in Honor or Memory
Gifts in honor or memory of a friend or loved one is a particularly meaningful way to contribute to KPI. Such gifts provide an opportunity to honor a friend's accomplishments or to remember someone dear, while still donating to a cause close to your heart.