A FORCE FOR GOODNext Section
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.
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 Heather Cash, JD, Director of Gift Planning to learn more.
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