Southern living's Southerners of the Year 2017: JK McKnight

No one is more deserving of Southern Living’s “Southerners of the Year 2017” award than our captain! Congrats, John Kelly McKnight!

Check out the full article here! 

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JK McKnight

Forecastle Festival and Foundation
Louisville, KY

Fifteen years ago, JK McKnight put together a small neighborhood party with a handful of musicians. This summer, his Forecastle Festival drew over 60,000 fans from across the country to Louisville’s Waterfront Park. They came to see acts like Sturgill Simpson and Spoon (not to mention a tent devoted to the region’s bourbon makers). The festival contributed $20 million to the city’s local economy, but McKnight, a passionate environmentalist, also wanted the event to promote sustainability, with solar- and wind-powered stage lights and T-shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. Now, with an independent foundation attached to the festival, McKnight’s mission is to protect some of the most ecologically diverse landscapes—from the Green River watershed in Kentucky, to Marrecas, Brazil—for future generations, including his baby daughter, Maple.

 

2017 Bourbon Cares Rollout

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Saturday, June 24 at 5 PM - 7 PM

Liquor Barn
1850 S Hurstbourne Pkwy Ste 104, Louisville, Kentucky 40220

Join The Forecastle Foundation, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, The Nature Conservancy and more at Liquor Barn Hurstbourne for the official rollout of the Forecastle Festival’s “Bourbon Cares” private barrel selections for the 15-Year Anniversary of the Festival. While supplies last, exclusive single-barrel and private selections will be available from Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Old Forester, and Wild Turkey. These unique expressions are available for purchase exclusively at Liquor Barn, with proceeds supporting The Forecastle Foundation and our Kentucky conservation projects.

As always, a portion of all proceeds goes back to The Forecastle Foundation to support our #naturallyawesome mission our global conservation projects.

Admission is FREE, so swing by, raise a glass and do your part to help protect the world's natural awesome!

Cocktails & Conservation, Presented by Four Roses

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Join us for the launch of The Forecastle Foundation's concert series, Cocktails & Conservation, with the Louisville Orchestra's own Teddy Abrams as he previews his Forecastle Festival set: Teddy Abrams and Friends.

Those who know and love the Forecastle Festival's giant art wall, will be thrilled to learn that our resident artist, Petersen Thomas, will be painting imagery of the musicians playing throughout the evening. At the end of the night, the art piece will be auctioned off with other exciting items and experiences during our silent auction.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event! Tickets are available to the public starting Friday, May 26 and will be sold at two levels: $35 General Admission and $60 VIP, which includes a Four Roses Bourbon tasting and appetizers provided by Butchertown Grocery in Lola's private room. Proceeds benefit both The Forecastle Foundation and The Louisville Orchestra. 

Doors open at 6pm. Music at 7pm. Seating is Limited.
Presented by: Four Roses and The Forecastle Foundation
VIP Sponsor: Frost Brown Todd

Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Forecastle Foundation Conservation Donations Edge on $100,000 in 2016

Forecastle Foundation Conservation Donations Edge on $100,000 in 2016
Record fundraising effort includes projects in Kentucky, Argentina, Belize and Indonesia

Louisville, KY (February 7, 2017)— The Forecastle Foundation, the nonprofit environmental activism arm of the Forecastle Festival, has marked a record fundraising effort in 2016, with $99,000 in donations to conservation projects both local and global. Supported projects include partnerships with Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, The Nature Conservancy, The Guayaki Foundation and Friends for Conservation and Development.

Since its inception in 2010, The Forecastle Foundation has helped protect and preserve more than 136,000 acres of land and waterways, with contributions cumulatively totaling more than $250,000.

Kentucky Natural Lands Trust (KNLT) is an organization that works to preserve the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor - the largest landscape level project ever undertaken in Kentucky. It’s an area home to some of the last old-growth forests left in the state that serve as a critical migratory path and refuge for hundreds of species, some of which are found nowhere else on earth.

“Pine Mountain in southeastern Kentucky is a refuge to countless species,” said Greg Abernathy, assistant director of KNLT. “The Forecastle Foundation’s donation, along with their engagement and education efforts throughout the year, are essential to the conservation movement and represent one of the largest engagement of youth in the region.”

The Guayaki Foundation has pioneered a sustainable development model that empowers local indigenous communities in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay to regenerate and protect the Atlantic Rainforest. Ninety five percent of the Atlantic Rainforest has already been destroyed, largely due to clear cut logging for agricultural purposes.

Working with The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, the Forecastle Foundation supports active projects on Kentucky’s Green River, a globally important freshwater resource, Pine Mountain and the Pacific Ocean’s Coral Triangle, containing some of the world’s most important reefs and oceanic diversity.

This year, the Forecastle Foundation contributed for the first time to The Friends for Conservation and Development in Belize, an effort to protect and better manage the Chiquibul-Maya Mountains. The Chiquibul represents 7.7 percent of Belize's terrestrial mass and home to globally important species such as the critically endangered Morelet’s tree frog, endangered howler monkeys, jaguars and tapirs. The Chiquibul also contains the only known breeding area for scarlet macaw parrots in Belize.

“Like the festival, the Forecastle Foundation started small and humble, with a vision and responsibility to leave our planet in better condition than we found it. I’m proud that our efforts have yielded a record amount of giving in 2016, with more milestones to come,” said JK McKnight, founder, Forecastle Foundation.

The Forecastle Foundation raises funds year round through corporate partnerships, events and the generosity of individual donors. Additionally, the foundation receives $1 from every ticket sold at the annual Forecastle Festival. This year’s event will be held July 14-16, 2017 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. 

 

About The Forecastle Foundation

The Forecastle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization working to protect the world’s natural awesome by partnering with organizations that are taking great strides to safeguard biologically-rich hotspots across the globe. These biodiversity hotspots represent the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth. They cover just 2.3 percent of the Earth’s land surface, yet account for 77 percent of all vertebrate species and 50 percent of the world’s plant life. Hotspots play a vital role in regulating world temperatures and provide a number of necessities most Americans use on a regular basis, including food, medicine, paper, detergents, cosmetics, and countless other household products. These fragile areas are endangered due a variety of factors, including pollution, development, deforestation, illegal hunting and other harmful practices.

For more information about The Forecastle Foundation, please visit www.forecastlefoundation.org.

Party with a Purpose at Churchill Downs!

This Saturday!  Naturally Awesome Night Racing at Churchill Downs!

Join us Saturday, September 24th under the Twin Spires for Party for a Purpose Presented by Churchill Downs & The Forecastle Foundation.

Red Bull Thr3style World Champion DJ Hedspin and DJ Matt Anthony will keep the dance floor full all night overlooking the track and live racing.

The party will feature an elegant entrance where guests will walk a green carpet with the opportunity for a photo op, so dress to impress!! 21+ event. VIP bar package available from 6pm – 11pm.

Even better? A portion of all ticket proceeds will be donated to The Forecastle Foundation. So pony up and head down to the track on Saturday for a naturally awesome night of music and night racing at Churchill Downs

Get your tickets HERE.

Our Naturally Awesome New Video

Want to know more about the partner projects that we help fund?
Check out our BRAND SPANKIN' NEW VIDEO! from our good pals at VIDIONIX.

We help protect the world's hotspots by finding projects locally and internationally that align with our foundation's goals. Once we've identified a project, we work with a conversation partner in the area, raising awareness, money and volunteers. As a result, we get to work on some pretty #NaturallyAwesome projects.

GIVE LOCAL LOUISVILLE IS on September 15!

Join us for the BIGGEST day of local giving, Give Local Louisville Day on Thursday September 15

Give Local Louisville is a 24-hour online giving day to inspire people to give generously to the non-profits that make our community a better place to live. During this 24-hour window, your online donation will be matched in a several pools determined by number of donors/supporters. 

Your generous contributions go directly to help our partners with conservation projects in Kentucky and beyond. The minimum donation is only $10, so mark your calendar and give back on Thursday, September 15 in support of The Forecastle Foundation!

Click Here to Donate!
https://givelocallouisville.org/npo/the-forecastle-foundation-inc

That night, join us at Resurfaced for the Forecastle Foundation Hangout to celebrate #GiveLocalLou. Enjoy food, drinks, and a Mixtape playlist curated by the Forecastle Foundation team. (When we're not busy saving the planet, we're also devout music obsessives in our spare time.)

Resurfaced
319 S Shelby St
Louisville, KY 40202
Thursday, Sept 15, 5-10 PM (FREE)

Bourbon Cares Rollout & Sierra Nevada Pint Night - June 23

#SipNSupport your way into festival season

Join us at Liquor Barn Springhurst on Thursday, June 23 for our Bourbon Cares Rollout & Sierra Nevada Pint Night! You can be there as we officially rollout the Forecastle Festival's "Bourbon Cares" barrel selections for 2016. While supplies last, exclusive single-barrel products will be available from Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Old Forester, and Wild Turkey.

We'll also be hosting a Forecastle Pint Night featuring the Close Call Kolsch - a Beer Camp#140 collaboration between the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and the Forecastle Foundation. As always, a portion of all proceeds will go back to The Forecastle Foundation to support our mission and global conservation projects.

So swing by, raise a glass or a pint, and do your part to help protect the world's natural awesome!

Naturally Awesome Sandals

We're so excited to be working with Her Best Foot Forward to create a unique offering only available to supporters of The Forecastle Foundation!  These women’s sandals are designed and handmade by a group of women in Tanzania and made with traditional Tanzanian beading technique. They're paid a living wage for their work and they also get a say in how charitable contributions are made.

Proceeds from the shoes benefit two non-profit organizations: Waterboys and the Forecastle Foundation. Waterboys was started by NFL player Chris Long and raises money and awareness for clean water projects in East Africa. 

The sandals are $75 and come in sizes 6-9, you can purchase them at Revelry Boutique Gallery in Louisville and we'll also have them available to purchase at the Forecastle Festival this summer!

Forecastle Fest Nest

Want to live large at the Forecastle Festival this year? We're raffling away the chance to win an incredible 2016 Fest Nest Package, which includes:

  • Two (2) 3-day General Admission Forecastle Festival passes 
  • 3-night stay at The Galt House Hotel during the festival
  • Swag bag of awesome festival gear 

Raffle tickets are $5 each, and the drawing will be held June 18, 2016 at 9 PM, but you do not need to be present to win.  All proceeds will benefit The Forecastle Foundation. 

If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, just contact your favorite Forecastle Foundation board member, or email jenn@forecastlefoundation.org

90 Days to Forecastle

It’s hard to believe, but we’re a mere 90 days away from one of the best music, art and activism festivals on earth! On Thursday, April 21, join The Forecastle Foundation, Sierra Nevada brew master Steve Dresler and barrel-aging leader James Conery at Mellow Mushroom in Louisville for a rollout of unique, specialty offerings to celebrate 90 Days to Forecastle.

The barrel rollout will begin at 5 PM, and a portion of all proceeds from all Sierra Nevada products will go back to The Forecastle Foundation. So swing by, raise a pint, and do your part to protect the world’s natural awesome!

KNLT Wildlands Art & Music

Our partners at Kentucky Natural Lands Trust (KNLT) have worked for over 20 years doing just that in the Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor in eastern Kentucky. Pine Mountain is a 125-mile ridgeline of #naturalawesome, and is home to black bears, hellbenders, black-throated green warblers, painted trilliums, monarch butterflies, Indiana bats and many other species. The mountain is also a critical wildlife refugee and migratory route through a region all too familiar with extensive resource extraction. The Forecastle Foundation has been partnered with KNLT since 2012 and has helped fund several land acquisitions including the most recent 2,050 aces near Pineville that created The Narrows Preserve. This new preserve will be a significant addition to the Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail, the Kentucky portion of the 1,800-mile Great Eastern Trail planned from Alabama to New York. It’s important to note that in Kentucky, 120 miles of the trail are being developed to eventually connect Breaks Interstate Park with Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The trail is vital to expanding the recreation industry in the region, and will help connect people with the wildlands they love for generations to come.

For more information about this project, check out the new film, Wildlands of Pine Mountain which debuted at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Louisville, KY this spring. Foundation founder JK McKnight speaks for KNLT in another new video called “Voices for Wildlands,” a new series of testimonials which helps explain what is so special and important about these bio diverse areas. 

Other awesome things to be a part of this spring? Join Forecastle Foundation board members on Friday, April 8 in Lexington, Kentucky for KNLT’s Wildlands Art & Music, showcasing the art of the Pine Mountain Collective – a group of artists from all over the region who’ve become inspired by the splendor of the mountain through KNLT artist retreats in the area. The event will include over 30 artists and include readings, music, paintings, pottery, screen prints, letterpress, illustrations and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with this stellar group of artists, like Kentucky’s own Daniel Martin Moore, Warren Byrom & Fabled Canelands.

Forecastle Foundation Contributes More Than $70,000 to partner organizations

The Forecastle Foundation, the non-profit environmental activism arm of the Forecastle Festival, contributed more than $75,000 in 2015 to help conservation projects in Kentucky, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The non-profit provided funding for three partner organizations: The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, The Nature Conservancy and the Guayaki Foundation.  

Preservation Boundary Marker on Pine Mountain

Preservation Boundary Marker on Pine Mountain

Kentucky Natural Lands Trust (KNLT), an organization that works to preserve and restore the state’s remaining wildlands, received a total donation of $25,000, including funds raised from a Whole Foods 5% Day. The Forecastle Foundation supports their Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor project – the largest landscape level project ever undertaken in the state, in an area that serves as a critical migratory path and refuge for hundreds of species, some of which are found nowhere else on earth. To date, Forecastle Foundation contributions have aided in the purchase and stewardship of more than 1,000 acres of Pine Mountain in the far reaches of southeastern Kentucky.  

“The Forecastle Foundation has become a key partner providing essential funding for our acquisition activities and offering us opportunities to engage a large, diverse audience about our efforts to protect, connect and restore wildlands. The Foundation’s board members pour a phenomenal amount of time and energy into their work. Their efforts offer a collective benefit locally, regionally and globally, and we thank them for this,” said Greg Abernathy, KNLT Assistant Director. 

The Nature Conservancy – one of the largest conservation organizations in the world – received $25,000 to support their Kentucky Chapter with projects on Kentucky’s Green River, the Coral Triangle, and Central Appalachian Mountain Chain.  

Green River in Kentucky

Green River in Kentucky

“The missions of Forecastle Foundation and The Nature Conservancy are closely aligned.  We are both focused on protecting, conserving and improving the globe’s biological diversity-preserving the world’s natural awesome,” said Cathy Galante, director of philanthropy, TNC. “The Conservancy offers the opportunities for the foundation to be involved on both the local and global fronts, while the Forecastle Foundation helps us connect with a broader, more diverse audience. Our chances for accomplishing our missions increase when we collaborate on the challenges facing our larger conservation efforts.”  

The Forecastle Foundation continues to support the Guayaki Foundation, an organization that has pioneered a sustainable development model that empowers local indigenous communities in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to regenerate and protect the Atlantic Rainforest. Ninety-five percent of the Atlantic Rainforest has already been destroyed, largely due to clear cut logging for agricultural purposes.  

As part of an ongoing project, this year’s $25,000 contribution will aid in the planting, 2,500 native trees by 500 students from 16 schools in the region and will also support the creation of the Guayaki Lodging and Research Center, offering workshops and hands-on educational opportunities for scientists, teachers and students from around the world.  

Kentucky Dream Coffee Products

Kentucky Dream Coffee Products

In 2015, The Forecastle Foundation launched a partnership with Heine Brothers' Coffee featuring a fair-trade, 100 percent organic Nicaraguan coffee blend and merchandise line. The product line, titled Kentucky Dream, is available at all 13 area Heine Brothers' Coffee locations, as well as Whole Foods Market in Louisville. From each bag of Kentucky Dream, $5 goes directly to the Forecastle Foundation to support Kentucky environmental projects. Heine Brothers’ goal is to raise $10,000 for the Forecastle Foundation in the first year of this partnership and to grow in the years to come.

“Since 2011, we’ve contributed more than $151,500 to these vital organizations and we’ve already seen an indelible impact on these very threatened ecosystems,” said Holly Weyler McKnight, chairman, Forecastle Foundation. “Through the generosity of our donors and partners, we’re able to make serious strides. Every bag of Heine Bros. Kentucky Dream, every ticket purchased for the Forecastle Festival ensures we’re able to continue protecting the world’s natural awesome.”  

About The Forecastle Foundation

The Forecastle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization working to protect the world’s natural awesome by partnering with organizations that are taking great strides to safeguard biologically-rich hotspots across the globe. These hot spots represent the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth. They cover just 2.3 percent of the Earth’s land surface, yet account for 77 percent of all vertebrae species and 50 percent of the world’s plant life. Hot spots play a vital role in regulating world temperatures and provide a number of necessities most Americans use on a regular basis, including food, medicine, paper, detergents, cosmetics, and countless other household products. These fragile areas are endangered due a variety of factors, including pollution, development, deforestation, illegal hunting and other harmful practices. 
 

For more information about The Forecastle Foundation, please visit
www.forecastlefoundation.org

Chalk Talk with Lindsay Hamilton, Foundation Sustainer of the Month

Continuing our popular Chalk Talk series in which we sit down with various partners and community members to chat about what they're doing to help protect the world's natural awesome, we're excited to feature our Forecastle Foundation Sustainer of the Month for February!

We sat down with Lindsay Hamilton to get to know her a little better, and find out what inspired her to support the Foundation and how she's helping to make the world naturally awesome!

Lindsay Hamilton - Forecastle Foundation Sustainer of the Month for February 2016


Lindsay Hamilton - Forecastle Foundation Sustainer of the Month for February 2016

How old are you?
27 

Are you from Louisville originally?  If not, where are you from and what brings you here?
I am a Louisville Native. I went to Assumption High School and Bellarmine University.

What do you do for work?
I work at Konica Minolta here in Louisville as an Account Executive. I consult local business owners on their workflow efficiencies, IT needs and marketing efforts. I am also an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International.   

What is your favorite thing to do in each of the 4 seasons?
I love walking the loop at Cherokee Park in the spring and summer and I love getting my sweat on in the fall and winter at 502 Power Yoga in Douglass Loop. I go year round, but the practice and inspirational staff help me to avoid seasonal blues when I’m not able to get out in nature as much during the colder months. 

Where is your favorite place to eat in Louisville?
My favorite place to eat in Louisville is Ramsi’s Café on the World. They have dishes from every culture and I never get bored with their offerings. PLUS, I have been going for so many years that their almost “museum-like” atmosphere just feels a bit like home.

Who is your favorite band right now?
The Shins have been my favorite band since I was 15. That will never change.

How did you hear about the Forecastle Foundation?
I heard about the Foundation because I love going to the festival. When checking out the website, I followed a link and once I learned about all the Foundation does and stands for, I just had to be a part of it!

Why did you decide to become a Sustaining member of the Forecastle Foundation?
I love my home, planet Earth. I want to lend a helping hand where I can to preserve our beautiful land for years to come.

What excites you about Forecastle Foundation?
I’m excited about being a part of the, as Holly McKnight put it, “rag-tag group” of locals with a passion for preserving beautiful locations in nature and helping them to thrive in the way they were created to be.

Have you encouraged others to get involved with the Foundation? If so, how?
I have! When I hear people talking about the festival, I encourage them to look into what the Foundation does and stands for. Our favorite bands coming to town for one weekend on the river is fabulous, but fleeting. If we take care of our land, it will last our entire lifetime (and then some!).

How are you making the world more Naturally Awesome?
I’m making the world more naturally awesome as an Independent Consultant for Arbonne by educating others about putting nutrients in and on our bodies that nature intended for us to benefit from, and limiting ingredients that are harmful or just simply not beneficial. Check out my site for more info, LindsayHamilton.arbonne.com.

To become a Sustainer or learn more about how you can be Naturally Awesome, click here!

Chalk Talk with John Harris, Forecastle Foundation Sustainer of the Month

Continuing our popular Chalk Talk series in which we sit down with various partners and community members to chat about what they're doing to help protect the world's natural awesome, we're also excited to begin featuring a Forecastle Foundation Sustainer of the Month! We'll now be highlighting our current Foundation Sustainers, getting to know them a little better, and finding out what inspired them to support the Foundation and its naturally awesome efforts!

Our first Sustainer of the Month is John Harris, we recently caught up with John to talk music, beer, and how he is helping to make the world naturally awesome!

John Harris - Forecastle Foundation Sustainer of the Month for January 2016


John Harris - Forecastle Foundation Sustainer of the Month for January 2016

How old are you?
Just turned 50!

Are you from Louisville originally?  If not, where are you from and what brings you here?
No.  A little town of 100 people called Brushy Fork, WV.  Came to Louisville in 1999 to run one of the family businesses.

What do you do for work?
We have a beer, wine and spirits wholesale operation in Louisville.

What is your favorite thing to do in each of the 4 seasons?
Ride any kind of bicycle – same answer for all 4 seasons

Where is your favorite place to eat in Louisville?
El Mundo

Who is your favorite band right now?
Kind of a tie between the Gourds and Dawes.

How did you hear about the Forecastle Foundation?
From my buddy JK.

Why did you decide to become a Sustaining member of the Forecastle Foundation?
Listening to JK talk about it over the years prompted me to investigate and attend one of his fundraising events.  I found the Pine Mountain Project to be particularly interesting, especially given my small town roots.

What excites you about Forecastle Foundation?
I love the tie in with music.  It provides a great way to reach a lot of people in a short period of time.

Have you encouraged others to get involved with the Foundation? If so how?
Yes.  We (my wife and I) convinced our family’s philanthropic foundation to match our donation last year by explaining why we were excited about it.

How are you making the world more Naturally Awesome?
Well, JK and I got the chance to make a beer together last year at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp.  We then used the beer to raise money for the foundation before and during the Forecastle festival last year.  That seemed naturally awesome to me.

Give Local Louisville Day - October 1st

Give Local Louisville Day is Thursday, October 1, 2015. With over 350 nonprofits registered we need your support to help make this day a success! Visit our Forecastle Foundation Give Local Louisville Page to make a donation!

This 24-hour, online “Give Day” will support us. For one day, every dollar given to will be augmented through proportionate match and prize dollars contributed by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Online credit card giving will take place here from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015. 

About The Forecastle Foundation:

The Forecastle Foundation is the non-profit environmental activism arm of the Forecastle Festival. We work year round to rebuild the world's natural awesome by partnering with local and international organizations to benefit conservation work in highly-threatened, biodiversity hotspots. These hotspots are the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth.

Since its inception in 2011, The Forecastle Foundation has contributed nearly $100,000 to education and conservation efforts in Kentucky and beyond.

In 2016 we're focused on 2 major state projects with our partners at Kentucky Natural Lands Trust and The Nature Conservancy to protect the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor and the Green River. 

Cheer On Team Forecastle Foundation!

This weekend! Red Bull Soapbox Race is a national event for amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox vehicles. Each handmade machine is fueled by creativity and competitive fun - not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. On Saturday, August 29th, up to 50 teams will rev up their gravity powered engines in Eden Park at Mt. Adams

Rev up your engines and get ready to cheer on Team Forecastle! Our crew of five may work together at the Forecastle Foundation, but you better believe they're not looking to rescue the competition at Red Bull Soapbox. Designing their derby racer after a navy warship with alloys, wood and (of course) recycled materials, we're looking to sail the forces of gravity to victory in Cincinnati! Check out details here and join us!

Congrats to our Naturally Awesome Raffle Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's ‪#‎naturallyawesome‬ Forecastle Foundation Raffle! Your donation is helping us rebuild the world's natural awesome!

Congrats to 2015 winners:
Aren Gelfond
Ashley Brumback
Bill Scorzari
Billy Yarosh
Bo Roberts
Brandon Shafie
Catie Wilson
Chad Klimack
Cindy Grissom
Corey Nester
Don Burch
George McCauley
George Rue
Jessica Thompson
Julia Arnold
Kara Hinkley
Mary Heckel
Michael Stewart
Pat Hendricks
Patrick Whinnery
Robert Kahne
Stan Chauvin
Whitney Mirts

Kroger Community Rewards!

August is the annual re-enrollment month for Kroger Community Rewards® and that means if you're already signed up with the Forecastle Foundation you must re-enroll, if not then no worries because we're here to help!

It's an easy process and only takes a few minutes.  To get started (or to re-enroll), sign up with your Kroger Plus Card here, and select the Forecastle Foundation, Inc. as the organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll help us keep the world naturally awesome every time you shop!

Need additional support? You can call 1-800-KROGERS, Option #3 for assistance

Naturally Awesome Forecastle Raffle!

Good news for anyone who loves winning awesome prizes and supporting the Forecastle Foundation, we've extended ticket sales for our Naturally Awesome Forecastle Foundation Raffle and tickets are STILL AVAILABLE for only $5!

Only 2,500 tickets will be sold and with each ticket purchased you're entered to win any prize listed below. You can buy as many raffle tickets as you'd like, and if you purchase more than one ticket it's possible that you'll win more than one prize! 

All prizes will be awarded and the drawing will take place on August 4th.  Winners will be notified via email, phone, certified mail and announced on the Forecastle Foundation Facebook Page.

To purchase, email holly@forecastlefoundation.org with your name, phone number, email and address with the desired amount of tickets.

All raffle proceeds benefit The Forecastle Foundation, Inc. (Charitable Gaming Exemption #EXE0001724)