Helping People. Changing Lives.

Who We Are
Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. is committed to the promise of helping people and changing lives. Foothills has a long history of community improvement and promoting self-sufficiency among the area’s low income population. The agency, which primarily serves Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell counties, embraces a philosophy of needs-based strategies and family-based services leading to family self-sufficiency and economic self-reliance.

Our Mission
Developing community resources so that all persons may have lives of dignity, responsibility and opportunity.

The Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Programs and Services

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. believes that communities must work together – in partnership – to enable all persons to live with dignity, responsibility and opportunity. To support this vision, KRFDC offers a myriad of services that promote stability and independence throughout the life cycle. These services begin with Head Start, continue through skills training programs and culminate with adult day services for the frail and elderly. In between, staff provide counseling, operate senior citizens centers, promote volunteer service, provide nutrition education, build houses for first time homeowners and help families in financial crisis. KRFDC has initiated many programs that have been proven effective in changing the lives of disadvantaged households. A comprehensive list of KRFDC services offers can be found under Programs.

Support Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc.

Help us achieve our goals and improve the conditions in which people live. Your donation helps low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, be more self-sufficient and achieve their potential by strengthening family and other support systems.

Volunteer Your Time

KRFDC is constantly seeking enthusiastic individuals to volunteer their services and time in helping others. Each year we depend on thousands of committed, community-minded volunteers to help achieve our mission of helping people and changing lives. Click here for more information.

Amazon Smile

When you shop on Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile to support us.  If you identify us as your charity, 5% of your purchases are gifted to us. It’s easy and doesn’t cost you a thing. All you have to do is, rather than go to, go to and pick KRFDC as your favorite charity.

Make A Donation

Thank you for considering a gift to KRFDC.  By making a donation you are investing in the long-term economic stability of our community.  All donations are tax deductible.  Please make note of the program or you wish to contribute to along with your donation.  Click here to make a donation.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

KRFDC is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program, which is
tied directly into your Kroger Plus Card.  Every time you shop at Kroger, KRFDC gets a donation! In order to participate each shopper must register their card and indicate KRFDC as their charity of choice: NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION #59484

Our Success Stories

CCC Program

DETERMINED TO SUCCEED Last year Kayla was struggling.  She and her daughter, Zayla, had moved to Richmond from eastern Kentucky …

Affordable Housing

GIVING PEOPLE HOPE The saying, “Life can turn on a dime” neatly encapsulates a precautionary tale. You know how it …

Head Start Program

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Leaders motivate themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, …

Healthcare for the Homeless

LIFESAVING CARE Jacqueline has struggled with numerous health problems throughout her life.  She was diagnosed with diabetes fifteen years ago.  …

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