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.
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.
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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. Contact Jennifer Fust-Rutherford, JD, Director of Gift Planning to learn more.
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