Championing Community Voices and Catalyzing Impact
The Community Foundation of Louisville mobilizes people, networks, and capital to spark meaningful change in and beyond Louisville. Working with neighbors, changemakers, and community investors, we’re inspiring greater generosity to move us all forward.
While each of us can make a positive difference, together, we can do even more. By combining deep local knowledge, social impact experience, and investment excellence, we’re magnifying the community’s resources and relationships to amplify your impact.
Creating Generations of Generosity - Legacy Giving
In each chapter of our lives, a passion ignites us to connect and spark change in the community around us. From a young age, Morgan Atkinson, a new Community Foundation fundholder and creator of the Cousins Care Fund, was taught the values of caring for his community and being good neighbors to one another.
He and his wife, Barbara Sievert, had long envisioned creating a new fund to inspire generosity within their family and keep their grandchildren close for years to come. Now through this fund, their family gathers once a year to support community causes.
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 $750 million in assets and more than 2,300 charitable funds. Each fund is unique and defined exclusively by our community investors. We are committed to helping you achieve meaningful and measurable progress on the causes that matter most to you, whether that’s the arts, education, social and racial justice, social services, technology innovation, healthcare, or other areas of focus.
In 2021, in partnership with our donors, the Community Foundation made over 11,000 grants totaling more than $64 million, approximately 78% 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. With your generosity - and all that it inspires - we’re able to advance the big ideas and bold actions necessary to move us all forward.
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.
Community Foundation Blog
The Community Foundation of Louisville to Open Grant Application for Organizations Working in Gun Violence Intervention
Register Today: Grant Information Session to be Held March 23 (LOUISVILLE, KY) – The Community Foundation of Louisville together with Cities United, the Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhood… Continue Reading »
Navigating the System: Championing Support in Higher Education
In America, higher education is something we often take for granted and never seems to come with an affordable price tag. Since 1980, the cost of a four-year college degree at a public university has increased 121% … Continue Reading »
The Future of Philanthropy
In a year of transformative change, the Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) embraced a new concept of philanthropy. In collaboration with members of the community, the Racial Justice Cohort (RJC) found opportun… Continue Reading »