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We are a financial institution with a social mission.

At our core, the Community Foundation of Louisville is a financial institution that provides trustworthy and personalized service to help donors achieve their charitable goals.

We mobilize capital to address our community’s inequities – especially racial ones – by serving as a connector, convener, funder, and data analyst, developing innovative solutions that move us all forward.

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Supported by the Foundation's Action Areas, the Community Foundation of Louisville awards three $1,000 grants each month to organizations whose operating budgets are under $250,000.

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Thanks to donors like you, we are able to make a positive impact on our community. Check out our Annual Giving Report to see how your contributions can make an even bigger difference.

Since 1984, the Community Foundation of Louisville has mobilized people, networks, and capital to spark meaningful change in and beyond Louisville.

With nearly 800 million in assets, over 2,200 charitable funds, and collaborations with hundreds of local partners, we connect real investments with relevant causes. The key priorities of the Foundation's mission are to advance racial equity, steward philanthropic assets, increase capital to community resources, and unleash real and sustainable progress within the region.

The Community Foundation of Louisville works with our neighbors, partners, and community investors to bring forth the vision of our strategic plan to create a Louisville where everyone prospers. Learn more about our mission, programs, and initiatives below: 

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Edited for clarity.   During Black History Month, the Community Foundation of Louisville reached out to local leaders of Black-led organizations in the community to share perspectives on what Black Histor… Continue Reading »

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