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Holloran Program

The Holloran Trust Fund, which was established in 1967, assists low income legally-blind individuals in Louisville as well as Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties in Indiana. Requests for help will be considered by a committee of Lions Club members who have been selected to manage the Holloran Trust Fund under the direction of the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. The Holloran Trust meets every other month to go over any application requests.


The program has provided assistance to over 400 people in the last five years.


The guidelines to qualify to be considered to receive assistance from the Holloran Program are:

  • Individual must be legally blind in both eyes.

  • Individual must be a resident of one of the counties listed above. 

  • An application must be completed and submitted to KLEF.

  • Along with application the individual must provide verification of need and legal blindness. Applicant must also provide documentation of monthly support.  Some examples include: income statement, food stamp letter, disability letter, paycheck stub, etc.  PLEASE DO NOT MAIL ORIGINALS.


When KLEF receives an application the information is sent to our Holloran Committee to review and vote on approval.  The applicant will be notified via phone or mail of the committee's decision.

How do I apply for Holloran Fund assistance?

To apply for the Patron Program complete the application 


What does the Holloran Fund help pay for?

Those who are low income, legally blind and living in Jefferson or a surrounding county can apply for assistance with almost anything from the Holloran Fund.  The funds are dispersed to help at the discretion of the Holloran Committee members. In the past people have applied for:

  • Low Vision Equipment / Aids

  • Household repair / appliances / installment of accessibility equipment

  • TARC tickets / transportation assistance

  • Medical expenses / dental expenses

Who can help me if I don't qualify for Holloran Fund assistance?

Resources for

legally blind &

low vision individuals

American Printing House for the Blind

1839 Frankfort Ave.

PO BOX 6085

Louisville, KY 40206-0085

Local Telephone: (502) 895-2405

Toll Free Telephone: (800) 223-1839



Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Inc.

1093 South Broadway, Ste 1230

Lexington, KY 40504

Local Telephone: (859) 259-1834



Radio Eye

1733 Russell Cave Road

Lexington, KY 40505

Local Telephone: (859) 422-6390



Kentucky Assistive Technology Service Network

Charles McDowell Center

8412 Westport Road

Louisville, KY 40242

Local Telephone: (502) 327-5287

Toll Free Telephone: (800) 327-5287



Kentucky Office for the Blind

209 St. Clair Street

P.O. Box 757

Frankfort, KY 40602-0757

Local Telephone: (502) 564-4754

Toll Free Telephone: (800) 321-6668

TDD/TTY Telephone: (502) 564-2929



Kentucky Office for the Blind: Independent Living Services

400 E. Main Street, Suite 302

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Local Telephone: (270) 746-7479

Toll Free Telephone: (800) 222-1215



Kentucky School for the Blind

1867 Frankfort Avenue

Louisville, KY 40206

Local Telephone: (502) 897-1583 243



Kentucky Talking Book Library

P.O. Box 537

300 Coffee Tree Road

Frankfort, KY 40602-0818

Local Telephone: (502) 564-8300

Toll Free Telephone: (800) 372-2968


Visually Impaired Preschool Services

1906 Goldsmith Lane

Louisville, KY 40218

Local Telephone: (502) 636-3207

Toll Free Telephone: (888) 636-8477

Because of the geographic and other restrictions of the Holloran Fund many people are not qualified.  If you or your loved one are one of these people please see the resource list to the right.  


Many people who are low vision may not be legally blind, therefore not qualify for assistance from the Holloran Fund.  


For those looking for assistance devices such as large print calendars, talking clocks, etc. a great resource is  This site offers low-vision aids, tools and technology.  The products are easy to order through the online store and will be conventiently delivered to your door. 


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