Child Abuse Donations

Individual Giving

The Children’s Advocacy Center relies on the generous support of concerned citizens to deliver compassionate care to every child in need. You can help us carry out this important mission by making a donation to our Center. Every dollar matters, and will be used to enhance our capacity to serve children and families for many years to come. You can make an online donation here, or mail a donation to CAC of the Bluegrass at 162 N Ashland. Ave, Lexington, KY 40502


Corporate Giving

We value our partnerships with the local business community to end child abuse in Central Kentucky. We have many opportunities for businesses to get involved through hosting CAC staff for trainings on child abuse and prevention, organizing volunteer days at the Center, or making a financial contribution either through event sponsorship or a one-time donation. 

For more information, contact Taylor Ballinger, Development Director, at


Planned Giving

When you make a gift to the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass in your estate plan, you are leaving a legacy of hope and healing for children and families throughout Central Kentucky. As an organization that strives to reduce the trauma experienced by child survivors of sexual abuse, we rely on the support of donors like you to provide these crucial healing services. 


Planned giving, such as gifts through your will, enables a donor to make a meaningful and lasting impact for the causes that they care about. Review your estate plan and beneficiary designations with your attorney, or check out FreeWill, a free online resource that allows you to make or update your estate plan.


Please designate gifts to:
Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass
162 N. Ashland Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
Tax ID: 61-1221470


Sample language for inclusion of CAC of the Bluegrass in your estate plan can be found below:

“I direct my Personal Representative/Trustee to distribute $____/____% to the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, with a current address of 162 N. Ashland Ave., Lexington, KY 40502, for its general purposes.”


Already included a gift to CAC of the Bluegrass in your estate plan? Let us know so that we can say thank you! Email Taylor Ballinger at


Protector’s Circle

The Protector’s Circle is the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass’ annual leadership giving campaign. Through the Protector’s Circle, the Children’s Advocacy Center is able to directly fund our four core programs and meet the increasing need for our services. The Protector’s Circle is comprised of compassionate individuals and organizations who are choosing to support our efforts to bring hope and healing to child survivors in Central Kentucky.


It costs approximately $1,500 to provide all four of our core services to one child. This includes a forensic interview with a specially trained interviewer, a medical exam by a board certified child abuse pediatrician, family support services through a team of family advocates, and trauma-informed therapy with a licensed therapist. With an annual gift to the Children’s Advocacy Center, you can be a Protector for child survivors.


To become a protector, please commit to donating the amount below over the course of the year.

Individual – $1,000.00

Corporate – $2,500.00

2023 Protector’s Circle

Children's Advocacy Center The Protector's Circle

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