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Creating a Community Where People and Place Thrive

The Community Foundation of Louisville is a force for good. As a leader in philanthropy, we connect donors, nonprofits, and civic partners to create lasting impact in community so people and place thrive. Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with more than $500 million in assets and more than 1,600 charitable funds.

Each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors. In 2018, these funds made over 10,000 grants totaling $55 million, approximately 84% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support area nonprofits.

Join us in being a force for good in our community.

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Giving & Planning

Want to know more about your options for working with the Community Foundation? Whether you are a donor or professional advisor, start here. You can explore ways we can help make your charitable giving easier today or help with long-term planning for the future. You can learn about our investment strategy aimed at maximizing your charitable impact and unique ways you can partner with the Foundation.

Grants & Partnerships

Are you a nonprofit and want to know how you can work with the Community Foundation? This is the place for you. Learn about our Competitive Grants Programs and other innovative ways - beyond grantmaking - that we work with the nonprofit community.

The search for our next President and CEO

This is an exciting time for our organization. Our national search for the Foundation’s next President and Chief Executive Officer is underway. We are excited about the opportunity for a new leader who will continue to exemplify community leadership and guide strategies that deepen our donors' impact in our community.

To confidentially express interest or nominate a candidate, click the link below.

Open a Personal Charitable Checking Fund Online!

Opening a charitable checking fund is fast, free and a great way to organize your charitable giving. Learn more.

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Donors Respond to Growing Needs

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