Who We Are

TThe King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of KY, Inc. was established in 1909 as The Home for the Incurables, later known as The King’s Daughters and Sons Home, to provide charitable services to others. An IRC 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The King’s Daughters and Sons Home converted to a private foundation status in 2007. The Foundation provides these services through the provision of grants to eligible nonprofit organizations primarily in the categories of higher education, health, and general welfare programs. Since 2007, more than $3,777,447 has been awarded to Kentucky nonprofit organizations and organizations serving Kentuckians, which directly assist Kentuckians in-need. Health needs, education, safety issues, and general welfare have all been addressed through the funding of grant requests. Grants awarded statewide have been used to serve at-risk children and adults, disadvantaged youth, the elderly, and disabled children and adults. Higher education assistance has been addressed through both the provision of scholarships and the establishment of scholarship endowments. The following are examples of grants awarded by The King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky, Inc:

  • Assistance to purchase an emergency response vehicle
  • Acquisition of assistive technology devices for the blind
  • Acquisition of medical equipment for tele-hearing healthcare
  • Assistance for homeless individuals and victims of domestic violence
  • Assistance to improve access to food
  • Transportation assistance for the elderly and those receiving cancer treatments
  • Assistance to purchase specialized equipment for facilities serving the elderly, disabled adults and children, and victims of child abuse.

Our History

The Kings Daughters and Sons Foundation, Inc. of Kentucky was established in 1909 and organized for charitable purposes only. The corporation was first known as The Home for the Incurables and provided residential services for Kentuckians afflicted with an incurable physical disability or disease. Along the way, the name of the facility was changed to The King’s Daughters and Sons Home, Inc. and nursing home services were provided to the residents. Throughout the years of the existence of the nursing home, oversight and management was provided by a Board of Directors. In 2006, the Board of Directors voted to sell the nursing home and use the proceeds to fund The King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky, Inc.




JULY 1, 2024





Joy Feist, Frankfort, KY

Vice President:

Jackie Hernandez, Frankfort, KY


Jane Peters, Lexington, KY


Marc Craft, CPA, Georgetown, KY


Michael Busick, Crestwood, KY

Carla Hawkins, PMP, Frankfort, KY

Barbara B. Sledd, Lexington, KY

Karen C. Wagers, CPA, Lexington, KY


TKDSF Board of Directors from left to right: Joy Feist, William Bowker, Jane Peters, Karen Wagers, Carla Hawkins, Barbara Sledd, Jackie Hernandez, Michael Busick, Marc Craft