Championing Community Voices and Catalyzing Impact
The Community Foundation of Louisville mobilizes people, networks, and capital to spark meaningful change in and beyond Louisville. Working with neighbors, changemakers, and community investors, we’re inspiring greater generosity to move us all forward.
While each of us can make a positive difference, together, we can do even more. By combining deep local knowledge, social impact experience, and investment excellence, we’re magnifying the community’s resources and relationships to amplify your impact.
Pathways to Heal Louisville
In the wake of recent tragic events, many in our community are asking what they can do to address the crisis of gun violence now. After speaking with survivors of gun violence and local nonprofit leaders, we heard that survivors and nonprofits are seriously under-resourced to sustain pathways to coping with mass casualty crimes.
Together with you, we can support recovery efforts from gun violence and activate our privilege to make possible short- and long-term solutions.
Giving Had No Limits in 2021. Thanks to the support of generous donors, Give for Good, our community’s biggest day of online giving raised $8.9 million for over 550 local organizations in 2021. #SeeTheGood by viewing the impact report below.
The Community Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Kentucky with nearly $800 million in assets and more than 2,300 charitable funds. Each fund is unique and defined exclusively by our community investors. We are committed to helping you achieve meaningful and measurable progress on the causes that matter most to you, whether that’s the arts, education, social and racial justice, social services, technology innovation, healthcare, or other areas of focus.
In 2021, in partnership with our donors, the Community Foundation made over 11,000 grants totaling more than $64 million, approximately 78% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support local nonprofits where we work and live.
Community is the root of our name and the source of all we do. With your generosity - and all that it inspires - we’re able to advance the big ideas and bold actions necessary to move us all forward.
Inspiring for the Future
The story of the Community Foundation of Louisville continues to grow – from the many donors who believed in community philanthropy decades ago, to those who share their inspiring stories today, and to countless others who are dedicated to making an impact in our community through charitable giving.
The Story of the Community Foundation of Louisville Continues to Grow
A community that helps artists advance their careers by building business acumen. An initiative that equips nonprofit executives with high-level leadership skills. An unprecedented day of unity in the name of philanthropy. Those are just a few of the ways we’re transforming our community, one person and one gift at a time.
Community Foundation Blog
Sparking Generosity for a Decade: Give for Good Louisville registration opens
About the Giving Day This year marks the 10th anniversary of Give for Good Louisville, an online giving day event organized by the Community Foundation of Louisville. On Thursday, September 14, community members … Continue Reading »
2022 Vogt Awards Recipient Profile: Xena Intelligence
When Founder Akhil Suresh Nair applied for the Vogt Awards in 2022, Xena Intelligence had only a few paying customers. The company’s product, an AI-powered growth platform that helps brands grow on e-commerce site… Continue Reading »
Breaking Barriers for Local BIPOC Businesses: 2023 Vogt Awards
Equitable access to capital is not easy to come by, especially for Black-, Indigenous-, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led businesses. From getting financial loans, connecting to angel investors, and the absence of gen… Continue Reading »