Fiscal Sponsorships

The Community Foundation can play a vital and unique role in supporting partners and groups creating good in our community. By assisting others not-yet-incorporated through fiscal sponsorship, we allow change agents to test the viability of charitable efforts, support collective impact initiatives, and create space for collaborations and partnerships that can extend the services provided and collectively increase community good. To ensure our ability to effectively sponsor efforts, each opportunity is assessed individually considering alignment of expertise, resources, project needs and opportunity for impact.

Current Fiscal Sponsorships

15k Degrees

The 15,000 Degrees Initiative (15K) is a collaborative of organizations and individuals whose mission is to create an education movement within Louisville’s African-American community. 15K works in and with Louisville’s African-American community and other education and economic development stakeholders to drive a movement that will ignite a community that advances college-going and degree completion in pursuit of increased education attainment, life-long learning and an improved quality of life.

Community Shield

A secondary violence prevention effort of 40 organizations using the Collective Impact model to leverage expertise, skills and resources, interrupt the cycle of violence and implement a community-wide, multi-system response to children’s exposure to violence in Louisville. Visit website.

Greater Louisville Project

An initiative organized by the Community Foundation to act as a catalyst for community action by providing research, data and analytic tools in support of the agenda for civic progress outlined in the Brookings Institution Report, “Beyond Merger:  A Competitive Vision for the Regional City of Louisville.” Visit Website.

Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil

An initiative that seeks to unite all known environmental and population health data in one place in order to inform public and private policy aimed at improving the health of Louisville residents and visitors. The sponsorship will focus on early demonstration projects to improve the health of Louisville residents and create an applied research effort in our community. Visit Website.

Louisville Innovation Delivery Team

The Innovation Delivery Team seeks to be a model of social and civic innovation by piloting and scaling successful solutions to deep-rooted community challenges.  Each pilot project will have collaborative partners and be supported by local and national philanthropic dollars.

Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council

A program that seeks to educate local high school students about philanthropy and inspire them through hands-on experiences to become community leaders. Visit Website.

Russell: A Place of Promise

A multi-year effort focused on community wealth building and social mobility in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood. Seeks to create programs and structures that allow existing residents and businesses to benefit from planned and current investment in Russell. Visit Website.

WE DAY Kentucky

Develops engaged citizens by bringing passion, inspiration, and support for local and global service learning and service leadership to all students in Kentucky. Visit Website. 

Cultured Mornings

Seeking to prevent food insecurity and empower youth through education, skill-building, mentoring, and service learning. Fiscal sponsorship supports the project’s pre-development activities. Once the project receives its 501c3 status, it will become an independent organization focused on kitchen-skill, kitchen safety, nutrition, and interpersonal development. Visit Website.

Would you like to learn more about Fiscal Sponsorship Opportunities?

Chelsea VanHook
Chelsea VanHook
Program Officer
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