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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 $485 million in assets and more than 1,450 charitable funds. Each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors. In 2016, these funds made over 9,000 grants totaling $52 million, approximately 80% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support area nonprofits.
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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.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
The opportunity of a lifetime to give the gift of a lifetime.
When Congress passed the PATH Act, which renews and makes permanent the Charitable IRA provision of 2006, it made it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. This provision has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities by allowing individuals to roll over up to $100,000 annually from a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charity without being federally taxed. The Community Foundation of Louisville can help donors execute the transfers and choose from several charitable fund options for their gift. Donor Advised Funds do not qualify for tax-free IRA transfers, but Designated Funds, Field of Interest Funds and other fund types do.
FUND FOR LOUISVILLE 2018 ANNOUNCEMENT
Check out the latest updates to our Fund For Louisville Capacity Building Grants Program.
Starting with our 2018 grants, the Community Foundation will use the Fund for Louisville to make grants that respond to the findings in the Greater Louisville Project’s report “A Focus on Poverty.” We will apply a strategic focus to the capacity building grants by investing in the nonprofit organizations which are strengthening the people and places in Louisville’s 11 most distressed ZIP codes.Fund for Louisville
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