Southern Star Cares

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Giving back to our communities

Southern Star Cares is a non-profit organization with a mission to broaden charitable outreach by donating to diverse organizations across Southern Star’s footprint.  Our values include philanthropy, community, compassion, kindness, responsibility, diversity, equity and inclusion.

All funds raised by Southern Star Cares go to grant recipients, with no administrative fees or deductions.

Grant Amounts

  • Grant tier 1 - $2,500-10,000
  • Grant tier 2 - $10,000-25,000
  • Grant tier 3 - $25,000-50,000


  • Applicants must be a tax exempt, 501(c)3 organization.
  • Applicants must serve Daviess County, Kentucky.
  • Southern Star Cares grant recipients will only be eligible to reapply one year after receiving the previous grant.

Application Process

To apply for this grant, you will be asked to provide a brief overview of your project request including information about the organization, its ability to complete the project, expected financial need, how any granted funds will be distributed and how those served might benefit.

Applications must be for project-based grants. A few notable exclusions that are NOT accepted include scholarships, sponsorships and an organization's operating costs.

Applications must be submitted electronically. The 2024 grant application process will open in August 2024. A link will be provided once the application window opens.

Once applications are reviewed, grant finalists will be notified, and grant recipients will be chosen and announced in December 2024.

Click here to view the 2023 Southern Star Cares grant recipients!

2023 Southern Star Cares Grant Winners

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Southern Star Cares?

Southern Star Cares is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed by Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. and located in Owensboro, KY.

What is the vision of Southern Star Cares?

To lead the way in enhancing the quality of life for Southern Star families and communities.

Who leads the organization?

The organization is led by a board of directors who are all Southern Star team members.

When will grant recipients receive funds?

Southern Star Cares will work individually with each grant recipient to establish a timeline and terms for fund disbursement.

How are recipients chosen?

Grant recipients are chosen based on the information provided on their applications, a review by the Southern Star Cares Board of Directors, a review from Southern Star team member focus groups, and a vote from Southern Star team member donors who have contributed to the Southern Star Cares fundraising campaign.

How much of pledged money goes directly to nonprofit programs?

100% of all pledged donations from Southern Star team members goes directly to funding non-profit programs.

Where can I find Southern Star Cares social media?

Click here to see Southern Star Cares’ Facebook page.


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