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Don’t miss out on Give for Good Louisville!
Don’t miss out on Give for Good Louisville!

Give for Good Louisville Update Registration for this year’s Give for Good Louisville has seen a great turnout with over 500 organizations signed up to participate so far. Local organizations can still register for the biggest day of local giving from now until July 30, 2021 during the late registration period. Registration fees increase during... Continue Reading »

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Community Foundation of Louisville Announces Grants for First-Ever Racial Justice Cohort
Community Foundation of Louisville Announces Grants for First-Ever Racial Justice Cohort

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... Continue Reading »

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Creating a Community Where People and Place Thrive

As a community leader in philanthropy, the Community Foundation of Louisville connects donors, nonprofits and civic partners to create lasting impact so that people and places thrive. Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Kentucky with more than $700 million in assets and more than 2,200 charitable funds. Each fund has its own charitable purpose as defined by its donors.

In 2020, distributions from these funds made over 11,700 grants totaling over $68 million, approximately 82% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support area nonprofits.

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

Giving Had No Limits in 2020

#SeeTheGood our community did last year by viewing the latest Give for Good Louisville impact report.

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.

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.

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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