Why Work with Us

Local Knowledge

We are uniquely situated at the intersection of the needs of the community and donors’ desires to make an impact. We help make connections by deploying a variety of resources to build a vibrant community. It’s not just grants, but thinking how we can leverage our financial, human, and intellectual capital in service to our community. Let our team help you turn your generosity into impact.

Maximum Impact

You want your giving to have an impact. With us, you have a partner to help you make smart, effective grants. Join with us on initiatives and partnerships to affect some of the greatest areas of need in our community. Efficient. Effective. Great grants every time.

Tax Benefits

Because we are a public charity, donors receive an immediate tax benefit on the date the gift is made to the Foundation. Donors can then take their time and be thoughtful about where and when they want to recommend grants to their favorite organizations.


We offer an unmatched level of personal service and local knowledge at every step along your philanthropic journey. From working with you or your professional advisor to establish the right type of fund, to Philanthropy by Design, our team provides personal service and local knowledge only available through the Community Foundation of Louisville.

Variety of Assets

We can accept a variety of assets to fund your account including cash, stocks and bonds, ownership interests in closely-held businesses, bequests, life insurance, and retirement assets. We can also help unlock the potential in other more unusual assets, including real estate, art, livestock…you will be amazed at the types of assets we might be able to accept to enable you to give back to your community.

Want to learn more about how we can help?

Heather Cash, JD
Heather Cash, JD
Heather Cash, JD
Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Services
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