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The story of the Community Foundation of Louisville continues to grow.

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.

An Incredible Give For Good Louisville 2020!

Give For Good Louisville was an amazing 24 hours. Our community showed up for our local nonprofits and the numbers show. You can see the leader board and more details about the giving day by clicking the link below.

Join us for the 2020 Vogt Awards Demo Day!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the 2020 Vogt Invention and Innovation Award winners on October 15 when they present their companies and the progress they’ve made to the startup, investor, and business communities. Join Louisville’s startup community as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vogt Awards with our first virtual Demo Day produced by Louisville Business First. Register today!

Our Response to COVID-19

The Community Foundation of Louisville is fortunate to be a part of a caring, generous, and resilient community especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our partners, staff, and community is our top priority. Even though our office is closed to the public, our staff are working remotely to serve our generous donors and fund holders and the nonprofit organizations that are making a difference every day.

We’ve transitioned all of our events to a virtual format through the end of 2020 so that you’ll still be able to join us. Plus, we’ve added new events to our lineup to provide you with opportunities to hear how you can support nonprofit organizations in new ways.

Our Response

Standing Together

We are more rooted than ever in our commitment to social justice, to break barriers, and to make equity a cornerstone of everything we do. Creating a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive will only happen when every voice is heard and respected and all residents can dream fearlessly.

The Community Foundation of Louisville is taking this time to pause, listen, and have conversations that expand our knowledge and perspective. We wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with Black Americans and other people of color, but being shocked, sad, and empathetic isn’t enough. What matters most is actual change, justice, and equity.

What can we do? Read more.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed on March 27, 2020 makes temporary changes to tax provisions and required minimum distribution rules in an effort to boost charitable giving to nonprofits and provide flexibility for retirement savings. Please consult your tax and financial planning professionals to determine whether provisions in the CARES Act apply to you.

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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 $600 million in assets and more than 1,800 charitable funds.

Each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors. In 2019, these funds made over 10,000 grants totaling $64 million, approximately 79% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support area nonprofits.

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

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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Let’s Start Rowing

“Start meetings like this: We know what’s been done and we want to help fix it.” –Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of Louisville Urban League Phew, 2020.  It has been a ride. For families, the world a... Continue Reading »

Sharing One’s Blessings

For Katherine Wise, giving is a family value Philanthropy is a value Katherine Pharibe Wise learned at an early age. Both her parents were committed to helping others, often under the radar and without recognitio... Continue Reading »

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