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.

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!

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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?