Through our grantmaking initiatives and funding opportunities, we’re investing in local nonprofits, organizations, and community members to do more, dream bigger, and spark meaningful and measurable progress in and beyond Louisville.
Sparking Change Mini-Grants Program
Supported by the Foundation's Action Areas, the Community Foundation of Louisville will award three $1,000 grants each month to organizations whose operating budgets are under $250,000. This grant is open to any verified nonprofit, and organizations only need to apply once within a calendar year to be considered each month thereafter. An organization can only be awarded this $1,000 grant once in one calendar year.
The Artemis Fund is a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation of Louisville, administered entirely by high school students who are enrolled in a philanthropy course at Kentucky Country Day School. The Fund awards grants to local organizations working in Greater Louisville to support youth issues or promote youth development. The grant application is open now through February 22, 2024.
Community Safety & Healing Fund
The Community Safety & Healing Fund was established in 2022 at the Community Foundation of Louisville together with Cities United, Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, and other partners. Organizations eligible for the grant opportunity must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (or a charitable project fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) working in Louisville, KY. Funding from this grant supports organizations that disrupt the cycle of community violence with a focus on serving Black males ages 15-24, prioritizing those who are not currently enrolled in school or employed. The application is currently closed, and is expected to open in Spring 2024.
Green River Area Community Foundation
The Green River Area Community Foundation (GRACF) serves Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties in Kentucky. Grants will be awarded to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations working to transform lives in those counties. The application is currently closed, and usually opens in September each year.
Oldham County Community Foundation
The Oldham County Community Foundation (OCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville, provides grants to support 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations doing substantial work in Oldham County. The application is currently closed, and usually opens in May each year.
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Shelby County Community Foundation
The Shelby County Community Foundation (SCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville, provides grants to support 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations doing substantial work in Shelby County, Kentucky. The application has closed, and the next application is expected to open in Spring 2024.