Clark Foundation

With an active, committed volunteer board, the nonprofit Thomas D. Clark Foundation supports the University Press of Kentucky (UPK) by helping fund scholarly books about Kentucky and its region, by assisting UPK acquire advanced technologies for modern publishing, and by serving as a strong statewide advocate for the press.

The Clark Foundation, incorporated in 1994, is named in honor of the late distinguished historian Thomas D. Clark, who founded UPK. Board members, who come from across Kentucky, have worked with state administrations and with Republican and Democratic legislators to strengthen funding for UPK. And in relation to UPK’s nationally recognized catalog of civil rights books, the board has served a catalyst for the accurate and comprehensive teaching of Black history and culture in Kentucky’s public schools.

Each year, the foundation presents the Clark Medallion Book Award, which includes $1,000 and a public event honoring the author, for a UPK book that exemplifies the high standards championed by Thomas D. Clark.

Send inquiries and correspondence to:
The Thomas D. Clark Foundation
4705 Waterside Court
Lexington, KY 40513