Community Support

Charitable giving through the Community Foundation is intentional. We empower and inspire our donors to give in creative ways, and our funding opportunities enable a broad array of local nonprofits and small businesses to dream big and be successful in ways that would not otherwise be possible. Together, we are transforming our community. We believe our community is stronger when those working toward change, resilience, and inclusion have the financial resources, connections, knowledge, and support they need to thrive. That’s why we offer unique and innovative funding opportunities for nonprofit organizations, community groups, artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and nonprofit leaders.


From competitive grant opportunities, to Fund for Louisville social justice grants, to Impact Capital loans, the Community Foundation offers funding for nonprofit organizations, community leaders, pioneering business ideas, and projects advancing social and financial benefit.


Professional development for artists and nonprofit leaders, grants and loans for innovative business ideas, plus the biggest day of giving Louisville has ever seen — these funding initiatives and more bolster the people and organizations in our community who are making it a better place to live and thrive.

2020 By the Numbers

Total Grants

Grant Distribution

Grants by Category

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.

Nonprofit Resources

Questions about how we work with our community?

Trisha Finnegan
Trisha Finnegan
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
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