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.
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.
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.
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.