Transforming Community

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

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Individuals

The Community Foundation of Louisville offers individual support to artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, nonprofit leaders, and students in the form of fellowships, grants, and scholarships.

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.

Scholarships

Through nearly 100 scholarship funds, the Community Foundation awards up to $1 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.

Organizations

The Community Foundation of Louisville believes that 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.

Field of Interest Grants

Field of Interest Grants support organizations working within a specific geographic region; toward a specific purpose, such as supporting the arts or education; or with a specific population, such as children or the elderly. 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.

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.

Give For Good Louisville

Give For Good Louisville is a 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. Mark your calendar for September 13, 2018!

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.

Community

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

Community Foundation Affiliates

Community Foundation affiliates are designed to support a specific geographic area, be it a county, a community, or a specific region.

Coffee & Conversation

Join Community Foundation of Louisville staff and your colleagues in the nonprofit community to share, listen, and connect.

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.

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.

Provacative Perspectives

Provocative Perspectives is an 11-month series of facilitated conversations between diverse neighbors representing all of Louisville’s ZIP codes, designed in partnership with 1619 Flux Art & Activism.

Questions about how we work with our community?

Trisha Finnegan
Trisha Finnegan »
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
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