The Groovalution got its start raising awareness for local charities and encouraging people of all ages to get involved in philanthropy. ellee ven founded Give into the Groove in 2001 and for eleven years, The Give Into The Groove Foundation sponsored creative events and community projects that encouraged affordable giving and volunteerism.

In 2016, LexArts, one of the artistic influencers in Lexington, honored ellee ven with the “Change the World with a Giving Heart” Award on National Philanthropy Day in Lexington, Kentucky.

Below is a partial list of the beneficiaries that we have supported through the years.

To view the list of participants and sponsors please click here.


Partial List of Charities We’ve Supported 

Through the Years

Actors Guild of Lexington 
Arts Power
Arts Resilience Initiative
Athens West
Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
Chrysalis House
Dress for Success Lexington 
E7 Kids Cafe
Entertainment For Change
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 
Hope Center
Hope Center for Women
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth 
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft 
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Lexington Art League 
Lexington Humane Society
Lexington Philharmonic 
Lexington Public Library 
Living Arts & Science Center 
Local First Lexington 
Los Angeles Chapter of The American Red Cross
Los Angeles Free Clinic
Love on a Leash
Man One Art Academy
MASH Services of the Bluegrass 
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
On The Move Art Studio
Planned Parenthood
Providence Montessori School
Smiley Pete Publishing
The Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation
The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association 
The Nest
The REP Theatre
Town Branch Trail


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