Changemakers inspire big ideas and bold actions that move us all forward. They drive social and systems-level change. They make dreams come true. 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.

Trust-Based Philanthropy

The Community Foundation of Louisville is taking steps to include Trust-Based Philanthropy practices when distributing our funds. To learn more about these practices, the difference they make, and how we’re incorporating this, please see this document.

Funding Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Our grant programs provide grant dollars to local nonprofits. Grants are awarded through an open application and review process.

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Bill Fischer Award

The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists enhances our community by supporting emerging and established visual artists in the Louisville Metro Area who push the boundaries of creativity and choose to pursue their craft as a career.

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Fund for Louisville

Since it was established in 2018, the Fund for Louisville has provided capacity-building grants to nonprofit organizations doing significant work in historically disinvested and underinvested parts of Louisville.

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Vogt Awards

The Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards support early-stage entrepreneurs and startup companies with non-dilutive grants and mentoring.

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Questions about how we work with our community?

Ramona Dallum
Ramona Dallum
Ramona Dallum
Senior Vice President, Community Leadership
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