Clark Foundation

The Thomas D. Clark Foundation, Inc. is a private nonprofit foundation established in 1994 for the sole purpose of providing financial support for The University Press of Kentucky. It is named in honor of Thomas Clark, Kentucky’s historian laureate and the founder of The University Press of Kentucky.

The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support for the University Press’s publication of books about Kentucky and its region. To this end, the Foundation is currently working to establish an endowment of $3 million. All donations will be permanently invested in an endowment fund, the earnings from which will provide a reliable source of income for the overall publishing program of the University Press, but especially for those books about Kentucky that, because of their extraordinary expense, will require funding beyond the scope of the Press’s regular operating budget. In a time of diminishing public funds, income from such an endowment will help ensure that the University Press can continue publishing books of value to the Commonwealth.

Send inquiries and correspondence to
The Thomas D. Clark Foundation
997 Governor’s Lane, Suite 150
Lexington, KY 40503
phone: (859) 257-8150
email correspondence to [email protected]