Blue Grass Community Foundation and Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative Make Milestone Award to the Ed Brown Society
LEXINGTON, KY, September 15, 2022 - The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative (LBPI) and the Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) have announced an award of $50,000 to further the mission of the Ed Brown Society. The award was made thanks to pooled funding from LBPI, BGCF and the Walton Family Foundation, through the Better Together Grants program. The Ed Brown Society (EBS) will use these funds to provide scholarships and professional development opportunities to students of color pursuing professional careers within the equine industry.

Upon receiving this award on Tuesday, EBS Chairman Greg Harbut said, “We’re excited about what this award will mean to the development of the next group of Ed Brown Scholars that we will be announcing soon. The highest level of commitment an entity can show to the work of the Ed Brown Society is demonstrated by becoming an Ed Brown Partner. 1/ST and Churchill Downs have each made that commitment. Yet, today is a milestone moment because, with this tremendous gift, the Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative and the Blue Grass Community Foundation have earned the distinction of the Ed Brown Partnership designation. We are delighted to now have an Ed Brown Partner at home, in Lexington – The Horse Capital of the World.”
About the Ed Brown Society
Founded by Living The Dream Stables, the Ed Brown Society (EBS) celebrates the rich history of African-Americans in the equine industry while creating opportunities for young people of color to gain industry exposure, training and experience, through academic scholarships, development programming and professional internships. EBS focuses on identifying and qualifying students of color, with demonstrated interest, skills and commitment, to become successful professionals in all aspects of the equine industry. For more information about EBS visit

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