Innovative investment in 12 Black-led social change organizations Building on its legacy of strategic grantmaking to address changing needs in our community, the Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with its charitable fundholders and the James Graham Brown Foundation, the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation, BrightSpring Health Services and Glick Philanthropies announce the first-ever Fund... Continue Reading »
‘I had tears in my eyes’ Shelby County Community Foundation receives anonymous donations of $1.4M In a typical year, the Shelby County Community Foundation (SCCF) awards about $50,000 to $60,000 in grants to area nonprofits. Because the organization receives applications that far exceed that amount, tough choices must be made. But recent anonymous contributions in... Continue Reading »
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Make the Most Impact
The Community Foundation of Louisville brings together individual donors, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and civic partners to transform our community through charitable giving. As a leader in social impact and innovation since 1984, we continue to grow and build on Louisville’s legacy of philanthropy by connecting the financial resources of our donors and their passions with our community’s needs.
We believe in the power of compassion, the spirit of charitable giving, and the commitment from people in our community to change lives through philanthropy. Collaborating with donors from diverse backgrounds and interests, we enable you to maximize your charitable impact now and beyond your lifetime.
War in Ukraine: Ways to Support Humanitarian Relief
Millions of people are fleeing Russian military attacks on Ukraine, and many organizations are providing humanitarian relief. If you'd like to help, we've shared a list of different U.S. 501(c)3 public charities as a starting point for those wishing to help. Anyone can provide assistance to these relief efforts.
If you are a current fundholder at the Community Foundation of Louisville, you can make a grant directly by logging into your fund. For additional assistance with grants from your fund, please contact Michael Pfaff at [email protected] or 502.585.4649.
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 over $700 million in assets and more than 2,200 charitable funds. Each fund is unique and defined exclusively by our donors. Whatever your philanthropic passion, we can match your interests with a giving opportunity, whether that’s the arts, education, social and racial justice, social services, technology innovation, healthcare, or hundreds of other areas of focus.
In 2020, in partnership with our donors, the Community Foundation made over 11,700 grants totaling more than $68 million, approximately 82% 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. We invite you to join us in continuing to cultivate an abundant and sustainable future for the Louisville region through philanthropy.
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.
Monique Quarterman is arguably one of Kentucky’s most recognized leaders in innovation. She recently took on the role of Deputy Executive Director of KY Innovation, the statewide entrepreneur support organization … Continue Reading »
In partnership with its more than 2,000 donors, the Foundation invests in the arts, disaster relief, social justice, community improvement, education and more, bolstering area nonprofits in the wake of continuing ec… Continue Reading »
Eligibility criteria expanded this year to reach more early-stage businesses The Community Foundation of Louisville is excited to announce that applications for our 22nd annual Vogt Awards are now open! Up to s… Continue Reading »