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Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc., is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

What your gift can do

$25 provides a blanket for a refugee child
$50 provides a monthly bus pass for an adult seeking work
$75 provides groceries for a family’s first week in Kentucky
$100 assists with medications for a sick mother

$150 assists with a heating bill for a 1-bedroom apartment
$500 assists with rent for a family’s new apartment
$1,000 assists a family if someone gets ill and can’t work
$2,500 co-sponsors a new family for 3-months


Give by Mail

If you prefer, you may mail your donation to KRM’s offices. Please make checks payable to Kentucky Refugee Ministries and mail to:

Kentucky Refugee Ministries
969-B Cherokee Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Kentucky Refugee Ministries – Lexington
1206 North Limestone
Lexington, KY 40505

Planned Giving

A planned gift is an opportunity that benefits both you, the donor, and KRM. Such donations can provide both important financial assistance to KRM as well as substantial tax advantages to the donor. Please contact Executive Director John Koehlinger to find out how you can provide such a gift.

Funds with The Community Foundation of Louisville

KRM maintains an endowment at The Community Foundation of Louisville. If you have funds with the Community Foundation, you may give to KRM to support a growing endowment and the sustainability of KRM. Contact The Community Foundation of Louisville.


Donna Craig, the founder of Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), died on July 31, 2012. She is an inspiration to thousands of refugees, volunteers, community partners and staff. KRM began in July of 1989 and incorporated shortly thereafter. She began KRM out of a desire to put faith into action.

In the first year, Donna attested to resettling 25 people, and her resources consisted of her kitchen table and one roll of postage stamps. The Donna Craig Memorial Fund was started by Ben Straus and Emily Watts, children of Donna Craig, through an initial gift of $25,000.00. We invite you to contribute to Donna’s vision by giving through the Donna Craig Memorial Fund. Please contact Executive Director John Koehlinger to contribute.

Other Ways to Give

Amazon Smile

Support KRM when you do your online shopping on Register your Amazon account and select Kentucky Refugee Ministries as the recipient organization. Amazon then donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to support KRM’s mission.

Kroger Community Rewards

Each time you restock on groceries at Kroger, you can support refugees, too. Enroll your Kroger Plus Card online and select Kentucky Refugee Ministries as the recipient organization. The KRM Lexington office ID number is 11375 and the KRM Louisville office ID number is 80983.

sponsor a fundraiser

Each year, KRM’s Louisville and Lexington offices host fundraiser events to celebrate refugee resettlement and raise funds for our programs. Stay tuned for more news on Passport to Flavor in Lexington (Summer 2017) and Global Gourmet in Louisville (Fall 2017). Contact KRM by email if you would like to get involved.

Questions about contributing financially or do you have a fundraiser idea? Please submit a contact form and we will follow up with you. Thank you!