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Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc Grant Request Information


General Eligibility Requirements

 All applicants must be non-profit, charitable organizations tax-exempt under section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Organizations must have recent audited financials confirming that they are conforming with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Organizations must not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, race, religious creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age or gender.

Organizations receiving a grant from the Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc. must acknowledge and confirm such support (in writing) in communications that typically recognize donors (e.g., annual reports, newsletters and websites).

Ineligible Applications

Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc. does not support the following:

  •   Religious organizations, such as churches and synagogues, or religious activities.
  •  Political or lobbying organizations or those supporting the candidacy of a particular individual
  •  Grants to group tours.
  • Athletic teams or leagues.
  • Requests from past grantees that have failed to provide charitable contributions acknowledgement forms or other required documentation.
  • Third parties seeking donations on behalf of non-profit organizations.   The donation must be made directly to a non-profit rather than, for example, to the business partner making a request on behalf of a  non-profit organization.

Grant Application Guidelines 

Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc. funds specific projects that fit within our Grant and Criteria Guidelines.

Instructions for Submitting Letter of Intent

If your organization chooses to submit a proposal to the Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc., you send a brief letter of introduction, on your organization’s letterhead, and a description of your organization/project to Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc at the following address.  Letter should include a contact name and phone number:

Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc

3347 Tates Creek Rd

Lexington, KY 40502



Please be sure to include information on the following main elements:

Name and mission of your organization

Brief summary of organization history, including date your organization was established

Brief description of project/program for which you are requesting funds

Population or community served by this project/program

How your request fits Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc. funding priorities: For the betterment of children in Kentucky, through education, healthcare, small deeds and grand gestures.

Grant amount being requested

Proposed grant timeframe (beginning and ending dates)

A list of your organization’s officers, directors, and board members.

A copy of your IRS certification granting 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

W-9 – Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

A list of Live Like Ron Foundation, Inc. board members who currently serve on your board or actively volunteer for your organization

List names of corporations and foundations from which you are requesting funds, with dollar amounts, indicating which sources are committed or pending

Beneficial outcomes to be achieved, date, number of guests, and any other relevant information

Finance Data required:

  • Most recent financial statement from most recently completed year, audited if available, showing actual expenses.  This information should include balance sheet, a statement of activities (or statement of income and expenses) and functional expenses.  Most recent Form 990 tax return.
  • Organization budget for current year, including income and expenses.
  • Project budget including income and expenses (if not a general operating proposal).
  • Amount of money organization raises that goes to provide services versus the % that goes for administrative costs
  • Additional funders
  • Requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis so it is important to submit request 4 – 6 months in advance of an activity.
  •  You will receive a written response when a decision on your request is made.