The Holloran Trust Fund, which was established in 1967, assists needy blind people of Louisville and 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 anyting from the Hollaran Fund. The funds are dispersed to help at the discretion of the Holloran Commitee 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?
legally blind &
low vision individuals
1839 Frankfort Ave.
PO BOX 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
Local Telephone: (502) 895-2405
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 223-1839
1093 South Broadway, Ste 1230
Lexington, KY 40504
Local Telephone: (859) 259-1834
1733 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505
Local Telephone: (859) 422-6390
Charles McDowell Center
8412 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
Local Telephone: (502) 327-5287
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 327-5287
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
400 E. Main Street, Suite 302
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Local Telephone: (270) 746-7479
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 222-1215
1867 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Local Telephone: (502) 897-1583 243
P.O. Box 537
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40602-0818
Local Telephone: (502) 564-8300
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 372-2968
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 www.independentliving.com. 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.