Transforming Community

Wondering how we partner with community, organizations, individuals, and donors to transform our community? Read on.

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Looking for Grant Opportunities?

2020 Grant Timeline

The Community Foundation of Louisville hosts a number of grant opportunities. Each one is unique in its criteria, application period, and amount awarded.


The Community Foundation of Louisville regularly convenes and supports discussion of timely and important topics affecting our community. It also provides support for community foundations to work in rural parts of Kentucky.

Coffee & Conversation

Join Community Foundation of Louisville staff and your colleagues in the nonprofit community to share, listen, and connect. Check back for details on our next session.

Hunger Innovation

The Hunger Innovation Fellowship is focused on accellerating and elevating the work of local nonprofits working toward systems-level change within Louisville’s food ecosystem.

Health Equity Fund

The Louisville Health Equity Fund is hosted by the Community Foundation and its purpose is to advance our culture of health by demonstrating the promise of collaboration, innovation, and intentional investment with a racial equity lens.

Next Louisville

Next Louisville is a partnership with Louisville Public Media's WFPL News that seeks to produce journalism that informs, engages, and inspires conversation about our city’s most pressing issues.


The Community Foundation of Louisville believes our community is stronger when nonprofits and other community-minded organizations have the financial resources, connections, knowledge, and support to thrive.

Endowment Partners

Building permanent endowment funds may be your nonprofit’s answer to ensuring long-term viability. Learn how the Community Foundation can make it easy for you.

Fund for Louisville Capacity Building Grants

The Fund for Louisville capacity building grants program was established because we believe that strong nonprofit organizations lead to greater impact.

Field of Interest Grants

Field of Interest Grants support organizations working within a specific geographic region; toward a specific purpose; or with a specific population. Each Field of Interest Fund was established by a donor with a specific charitable purpose in mind and, in perpetuity, will continue to support the issues that the donor cared about most.

Give For Good Louisville

Give For Good Louisville is the Community Foundation of Louisville's 24-hour online giving day created to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofits that make our community a better, more vital place to live.

Impact Capital

The Community Foundation of Louisville strategically invests in projects intended to generate a financial return as well as a tangible community benefit, so that our community will be a more vibrant place to live and work.

Supporting Sponsorships

At times, when creative ideas are born in a community, they need a temporary home. The Community Foundation supports partners and groups creating good in our community

Vogt Invention & Innovation Fund

The Vogt Invention & Innovation Fund at the Community foundation of Louisville strengthens Louisville’s economic health through support for programs and events that inform innovative thinking and inspire entrepreneurship.


The Community Foundation of Louisville offers opportunities for artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and nonprofit leaders.

Alden Fellows

The Community Foundation believes Louisville’s nonprofits are strengthened when more nonprofit leaders have access to high quality professional development opportunities. Learn more about our Alden Fellow Leadership Development Program.

Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists

The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists is a $5,000 prize designed to make a meaningful impact on the career of a visual artist residing in the Louisville Metro Area.

Hadley Creatives

Hadley Creatives is a comprehensive 6-month professional development program that empowers Louisville's creatives.

M.A. Hadley Prize for Visual Art

Each year the Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Arts awards a Louisville artist with $5,000 to pursue a personal enrichment experience to help them achieve their full artistic potential.


Through more than 100 scholarship funds, the Community Foundation awards up to $1.6 million each academic year.

Vogt Awards

The Vogt Invention & Innovation Fund provides direct support to early-stage company founders through the Vogt Awards , which awards non-dilutive cash award to promising, early-stage companies in Louisville.

Questions about how we work with our community?

Trisha Finnegan
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Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
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