Grant Opportunities

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.

Charles & Jack Fund for LGBTQ+ Advancement

Through a permanent endowment fund created by the late Charles Gruenberger and the late Jack Kersey - two longtime trailblazers in advocating for queer rights and HIV/AIDS education in Louisville. This grant opportunity seeks to meet the unique needs of queer youth and advance the work of organizations who are supporting this population. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2024, at midnight. Nonprofits are invited to attend a Virtual Information Session about the Fund on June 13, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. This grant opportunity is supported by the Fund for Louisville - Louisville's People Action Area.

Photo of Charles and Jack courtesy of House of Ruth.

Apply today.

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.

Apply today.

Community Safety & Healing Fund

The Community Safety & Healing Fund grant application is now closed. This Fund is supported by the Fund for Louisville - Louisville's Well-Being Action Area. Check back next spring for updates.

Give for Good Louisville

Give for Good Louisville is the Foundation's annual giving day in September featuring hundreds of local organizations that serve and/or are located in the 8-county region across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. It is a great opportunity for nonprofits to receive funding and capacity-building resources. For more information, visit www.giveforgoodlouisville.org.

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 Oldham County Community Foundation Grant Application is open now through June 10, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. (ET).

Apply today.

Photo Credit: Oldham County KY Tourism

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 2024 application has closed, and the next application is expected to open in Spring 2025. Check back here for updates.

Youth Services Center Partnership Grant

The Community Foundation of Louisville is looking to support organizations with grants of up to $20,000 that enhance the safety, well-being, and educational outcomes of JCPS middle and high school students. This grant is supported by the Fund for Louisville - Louisville's People Action Area. The application is currently closed.

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