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 »
To ensure that its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is embedded across the entire organization, the Community Foundation of Louisville has announced the promotion of Ramona Dallum Lindsey to the newly created position of Vice President of Equity and Impact. In her role, Lindsey will lead the implementation of the Foundation’s DEI and... 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 »
Connecting Community and Philanthropy to
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.
Congratulations to the 2021 Vogt Awards Recipients
The recipients are:
Black UX Labs: Founder - Amber Fields.
Gluconfidence: Founder - Brian Olivier.
Legal Gantt: Founders - Hishem Alsalman and Carlos Acevedo.
Timeout: Founder - Maya McClendon.
Symba: Founders - Ryan Harris, Evan Knowles, Tanner Wilcox.
Yornest: Founder - Michael Brizendine
Learn more about the Vogt Award recipients.
Giving Had No Limits in 2020
Thanks to the support of generous donors, Give for Good, our community’s biggest day of online giving raised $7.7 million for over 500 local organizations in 2020. #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.
As the Racial Justice Cohort begins its work, we take a look at why it is important to support the process and progress of this initiative. The Community Foundation of Louisville has commissioned former Courier-… Continue Reading »
In 2015, the Community Foundation of Louisville, Greater Louisville Project, IDEAS xLab, and KentuckyOne Health provided leadership resulting in Louisville receiving the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture o… Continue Reading »
The racial discontent that roiled cities across America in the aftermath of the police killings of George Floyd and Louisville’s own Breonna Taylor in 2020 and the gun violence that almost daily claims and dis… Continue Reading »