Clays for a Cause - Kentucky Farm Bureau

Clays for a Cause


Clays for a Cause is a charitable sporting clays program produced and underwritten by Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Every dollar raised from the event—whether through sponsorships, donations or participant entry fees—is given directly to a local or regional charity specified by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation. Our charitable focus? With help from many generous sponsors and participants at our annual Clays for a Cause event, we seek to make a positive impact in the fight against food and housing insecurity in our state.

Clays for a Cause date: April 25, 2023

  • PARTICIPATE ♦ Sign-ups for the next event will open in early 2024. 
  • SPONSOR ♦ Details regarding sponsorship opportunities for the sixth annual Clays for a Cause will be available closer to the event's date.
  • DONATE ♦ Donation details will be available closer to the event's date. 

Where do the funds go?

To date, Clays for a Cause has donated nearly $1.35 million to charity. Every dollar raised from the event—whether through sponsorships, donations or participant entry fees—benefits a local or regional charity specified by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation.

 

Kentucky Hunger Initiative (partner, 2019-2024)
The Hunger Initiative is a first-of-its-kind effort in Kentucky to bring together farmers, charitable organizations, faith groups, community leaders, and government entities to begin a dialogue to help reduce hunger in Kentucky.

     
 

Feeding Kentucky (recipient, 2019-2024)
Feeding Kentucky’s seven member food banks serve all 120 Kentucky counties in partnership with a network of over 800 local food pantries and shelters. Last year, Feeding KY members distributed 96 million pounds of food and grocery products — enough for 79 million meals for our struggling neighbors. Feeding KY reach an estimated 1 in 7 of all Kentuckians each year.

     
 

Glean Kentucky (recipient, 2019-2024)
GleanKY was founded in 2010 by three individuals seeking to attack two problems: food waste and hunger. Recognizing that excess produce presented an opportunity to serve the large number of people needing food, the organization explored creative and effective ways to connect the two. GleanKY gathers and redistributes excess fresh fruits and vegetables to nourish Kentucky’s hungry.

     
 

Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (recipient, 2019-2024)
Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry is a charitable volunteer run organization comprised of responsible hunters and conservationist who encourage hunters to harvest and donate deer each season. KHFH is a statewide hunger relief program dedicated to providing a healthy source of protein to needy Kentuckians. KHFH’s mission is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Kentucky by processing and distributing donated venison to those in need, to provide an outlet for hunters to help their communities and promote environmental stewardship through wildlife management.

     
 

Habitat for Humanity (recipient 2024)
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville brings people together to build homes, community and hope through affordable housing solutions of homeownership, community development and home repair. Since 1985, Habitat Louisville has been bringing our community together to build stable homes, strong relationships and healthy neighborhoods. Our homeownership program empowers low-income families to invest in themselves and invest in their communities. By providing a hand up, not a hand out, our homebuyers can build a path towards financial stability and a brighter future.

 

Past events

2023


On April 25, 2023, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its fifth annual Clays for a Cause fundraising event, bringing in more than $270,000 in charitable donations to help fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. In just five years, this event has already raised nearly $1.35 million in charitable donations. The sold-out sporting clays event, held at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Ky., was attended by 360 participants and supported by 35 sponsoring companies. 

Click here for the 2023 press release

Click here to access photos from this event


2022


On April 26, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its fourth annual Clays for a Cause fundraising event, bringing in more than $240,000 in charitable donations to help fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky through the Kentucky Hunger Initiative. In just four years, this event has already raised more than $1 million in charitable donations. The sold-out sporting clays event, held at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Ky., was attended by more than 300 participants and supported by 35 sponsoring companies.
 

Click here for the 2022 press release

Click here to access photos from this event 


2021


On April 20, 2021, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its third annual Clays for a Cause event, bringing in more than $220,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. The event, which took place at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Ky., was attended by nearly 300 participants and supported by 31 sponsoring companies. This year, all proceeds were again designated to support local hunger relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.
 

Click here for the 2021 press release

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2020


KFB Insurance made a historic donation in April 2020 in lieu of the company’s second annual Clays for a Cause fundraising event, which was canceled due to social distancing guidelines. The record-setting $500,000 donation was comprised of the KFB Insurance Foundation’s $125,000 contribution (derived from Clays for a Cause sponsor and participant commitments) and then enhanced by an additional $375,000 from the Insurance Company. Funds were split between three local non-profit organizations – Feeding Kentucky, Glean Kentucky and Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry.
 

Click here for the 2020 press release

Click here for 2020 media coverage


2019


On April 23, 2019, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its inaugural Clays for a Cause event, raising $115,950 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. The event, which took place at Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, Ky., was attended by 191 participants and supported by 37 sponsoring companies. All proceeds were donated to local hunger-relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.
 

Click here for the 2019 press release 

Click here to access photos from this event 

Click here for 2019 media coverage