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 $530 million in assets and 1,600 charitable funds. Each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors. In 2017, these funds made over 9,500 grants totaling $73 million, approximately 80% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support area nonprofits.

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

Have You Seen Our Billboards?

The Community Foundation is proud to honor those who are A Force For Good through their service to others and commitment to our community. Whether through the development of programs, civic engagement or charitable giving, these honorees are part of the ecosystem that helps to create a community where people and place thrive.

How will you be a force for good? Let the Community Foundation help you do more than you ever thought possible.

How can the Community Foundation help you? Give us three minutes and we’ll give you some ideas.

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.

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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We’re Hiring – Program Officer

The Community Foundation of Louisville is looking for a talented individual to serve on our Mission & Impact team. The Program Officer is responsible for coordinating, designing, developing, implementing, and m... Continue Reading »

Exciting Changes at the Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Blanca Ruiz, Miranda Reece, and Dee Dee Bell have joined the Community Foundation of Louisville's Development & Stewardship team. Blanca joined us as a Grants Associate, Miranda a... Continue Reading »

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