Grants & Partnerships
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Supporting the Community
Knowledge and connection. At the intersection of community needs and donor interest, it is our job to understand the issues facing our community and the organizations and individuals doing vital work. From this unique position we can strategically connect the people who want to use their charitable resources to truly change the world.
Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards
Established by the late Henry V. Heuser Sr. with a $5 million endowment gift to the Community Foundation, the Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards fuel early-stage manufacturing companies with the region's only non-dilutive capital for early-stage companies coupled with mentorship and training.
The Community Foundation is committed to mobilizing all philanthropic resources to build a more vibrant community. Through partnerships, collaboration and initiatives like our Impact Investing loan program, we are able to extend our impact and deliver greater community support.
Impact Investing is a way to invest in projects that intend to generate a financial return as well as a tangible social return or community benefit. Through our Impact Investing loan program, the investment capital is returned to the foundation with interest and can be “recycled” back into the community for other projects. Once a loan is repaid, that money is then loaned to another effort and the positive impact continues to multiply.
The Community Foundation believes Louisville’s nonprofits are strengthened when more nonprofit leaders have access to high quality professional development opportunities. Learn more about our Alden Fellow Leadership Development Program.