The Nest depends on the generosity of its donors to sustain and build its programming. Funding comes from a variety of sources, including government sources, private foundation funding, contributions from individuals and businesses. We also accept substantial in-kind contributions of clothing and other items used in the Crisis Case Management Program, such as:


  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Baby toiletries
  • General toiletries
  • New or Lightly used baby equipment
  • New or Lightly used children clothing (birth to size 5)
  • New or Lightly used children's toys (small ones only)
  • Nonperishable food items


If you would like more information on how to become a donor please contact Director of Development, Pam Clyde at (859) 259-1974 x22 or to make a financial contribution click below. 



Thanks to the follow supporters:                 

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Victims of Crime Act federal
  • United Way of the Bluegrass

We're proud to be an early adopter of the Bluegrass Community Foundation's goodgiving. net initiative that provides nonprofit transparency to donors. The site also allows for secure online donations to The Nest. Check it out.



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