A Force For Good

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.

Diversity Policy

The Community Foundation of Louisville lives out its mission by being a leader in philanthropy and connecting donors, nonprofits, and civic partners to create lasting impact in our community. We believe that maximizing the impact of our mission and fostering a commitment to excellence can best be pursued with a governing body, workforce, grantees, donors, and partners that include individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.

Our commitment to diversity encompasses, but is not limited to ethnicity, race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background/circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities, veteran status, regional differences, marital or parental status, immigration status, philosophy/religion, and education. We will assess and update this list annually to ensure it is inclusive and reflects the community we serve.

We respect and celebrate diversity that contributes to a healthy and caring community.  The Community Foundation commits its resources to facilitate and enable change that is inclusive of groups with diverse cultures, philosophies, and experiences. We always seek and welcome partnership in our efforts.

Our Inclusion Statement

The Greater Louisville area draws its spirit, vitality, and character from the increasingly diverse mix of people who live and work in our community. We are more rooted than ever in our commitment to social justice, breaking barriers, and making 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.

Our Anti-Racist Identity

The Community Foundation of Louisville believes structural racism perpetuates the inequities that threaten the well-being of our community. We will continue to learn from those in our communities who are teaching us what present and future systemic changes are needed to ensure we build a more equitable and inclusive community.

Community. Philanthropy. Impact.

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!

Regional Philanthropy

A strong advocate for philanthropy across the Commonwealth, the Community Foundation of Louisville has a network of affiliate foundations, each working to support philanthropy in their region.

Oldham County Community Foundation

Shelby County Community Foundation

Green River Area Community Foundation

Wilderness Trace Community Foundation

Nelson County Community Foundation

Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation for Muhlenberg County

Donor Stories

Behind every fund is a compelling story about a donor’s passion and why they chose to give back to the community. Here’s a selection of stories that reflect donor’s deep caring of community and how they express it through their philanthropy. What's your story?