Brownsboro Alliance (Crestwood, KY)


  • Name:Mrs. Cathy W. Roberts
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Brownsboro Alliance
  • Address:P.O. Box 516
    Crestwood, KY 40014
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(502)645-1870

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  • Mission:
  • Brownsboro Alliance's (BA) mission is to renew and reconnect the economy, environment and people of Brownsboro into a sustainable, innovative rural community. Brownsboro Alliance seeks to link our area's rich history with a sustainable vision for the 21st century. Partnering with residents and landowners, businessess and community groups, BA is working to make Brownsboro a community enriched with amenities and resources for everyone to enjoy. In 2014, Brownsboro Alliance began connecting a system of trails throughout the Brownsboro community. Along with Brownsboro farm owners, BA has created access to the natural trail system through the farms for hiking and horseback riding through the development of the Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association (BATA), furthering connecting family to family, farm to farm, county to county.

  • Overview:
  • Brownsboro Alliance through the Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association (BATA) initially opened a seven mile loop, now expanded to 15 miles, for hikers and equestrians in scenic Brownsboro through the cooperation of generous landowners, dedicated volunteers, and sponsors. BATA 's recent trail extension was through the permission to expand the trail onto the property owned by the University of Louisville. The benefits of the U of L extension are two fold: 1) It opens many routes in which the trail can further expand as there are landowners waiting for us to connect to and through their property and 2) Another larger institution agrees with and shares BA's mission. BA is aware of the need for adults, children and families to find recreational opportunities to respond to the Center for Disease Control reports of Kentucky's position in the top ten obesity rates nationwide. Most concerning, nationwide young children today experience chronic illnesses once reserved for adults. The BA trail is an anecdote for growing girths and is a great addition to any fitness regimen. BATA is delighted to offer a scenic recreational opportunity in the outdoors for individuals and families-walking with or without a dog or riding upon the back of a horse trekking through the woodlands. All can enjoy bird watching, spring wildflower walks, a rainbow of colors in fall foliage and winter hikes along a creekbed to experience the season. Also, one of BA's and BATA's core values and goals is to involve and educate via engaging events so members and the community can a)experience the beauty of the land, b)what we are preserving and c)provide a means for a healthier lifestyles for individuals and families. This past summer, BA and BATA offered it's second Brownsboro Youth Experience (BYE) to area youths, 75% who attended were on scholarship. BA has found its hiking and horseback riding trails to be a prime "outdoor classroom" wherein area youth with their youth guides and outdoor educators take on outdoor activities that build not only new skills but a new found confidence and self-assurance in its participants that they take with them to be used in all areas of their lives. It is nature-based learning, touching on core instincts and preservation. BA and BATA view this camp as an annual commitment to build up area youth, helping them spread their wings and experience the outdoors in ways they may never have before all in the communities in which they live.
    BA is also working to establish "Little Libraries" throughout the community. "Little Libraries" are birdhouse-shaped structures containing a handful of books that are up for grabs, with the idea that anyone who takes a book will replace it with one of their own. Area Boy Scout troops will be working with BA to build the structures and BA is now contacting businesses/individuals wherein these "Little Libraries" maybe installed for community access. BA, as you will see in our history and our mission, remains involved in the "life" of its community and those surrounding it preserving its history and land for generations to come.

  • History:
  • In 1999, a small group of Brownsboro neighbors began meeting as the Brownsboro Conservation Council, Inc. to discuss proposed and potential land development, land use changes, water, sewer and traffic issues, increased taxation, and other matters pertaining to Brownsboro growth. Fifteen years later, this group is now doing business as Brownsboro Alliance (BA) with a formal mission to serve, to renew and reconnect the economy, environment and people of Brownsboro into a sustainable, innovative rural community. In 2009, many of BA's current Board Members responded to the call sent out by Oldham County Planning and Zoning to assist the agency in fulfilling KRS:100 which calls for a community master planning process every 5 years. Neighbors (including BA Board Members) in the Brownsboro area attended months of meetings and helped write the Brownsboro Master Plan. This Master Plan was in turn adopted by county officials.The Brownsboro Master Plan recommended steps for Brownsboro to develop trails for the community as old trails and roadbeds have been used for generations by landowners and their guests. BA felt determined to carry out this part of the Master Plan by connecting this natural trail system through the scenic farms for private and responsible membership who wished to use the trail for hiking and/or horseback riding. BA asked landowners to consider taking advantage of Kentucky legislation that makes it possible for landowners to have minimal exposure when they allow use of their land, if they receive no benefit from those who use the trails. The trail system began taking shape as a hiking and horseback riding trail thanks to the early vision and generosity of a few Brownsboro landowners. BA consulted trail experts and they too were willing to consult and give of their time and expertise on a volunteer basis for best trail building practices and safe pathways. Trail riders who travel across the country were queried about the BA trail in Oldham County. We were delighted to learn that the BA trail system can't be matched here in this area for its diversity of challenge and the trail route can and does move in a variety of directions. In September, 2014, BA was provided land for the first trailhead, wherein land was cleared and gravel hauled in to provide parking for cars and horse trailers. October, 2014, the Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association (BATA) opened Phase I, a 7-mile loop of trail open to members for hiking and horseback riding. In November, 2014, to kickoff Phase II, the University of Louisville granted BATA permission to expand the trail across its property in Brownsboro which, as we have discussed, extends the trail, almost doubling its available miles, to many directions. Again, BA is connecting family to family, farm to farm, county to county.

  • Year established:1999
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:26-0718033

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:260718033
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 516
  • Organization City:CRESTWOOD
  • Organization State:KY
  • Organization Zip:40014-0516
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2008
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C30
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:04:09 pm

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