Grants & Partnerships

Wondering how we partner with nonprofits to improve our community? Read on.

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Supporting the Community

Whether through direct financial support, such as grants or low-interest loans, or by facilitating collaboration, making connections, or building capacity, the Community Foundation of Louisville strives to play a unique and meaningful role with our community partners.


Alden Fellowship

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.

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

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

M.A. Hadley Prize for Visual Arts

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.

Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards

Established by the late Henry V. Heuser Sr. with a $5 million endowment gift to the Community Foundation, the Vogt Invention & Innovation Awards fuel early-stage manufacturing companies with the region's only non-dilutive capital for early-stage companies coupled with mentorship and training.

Beyond Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of Louisville is committed to mobilizing all philanthropic resources to build a more vibrant community. Through partnerships, collaboration, and initiatives, we are able to extend our impact and deliver greater community support.


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.

Supporting Sponsorships

At times when creative ideas are born in a community, they need a temporary home.

The Next Louisville

Next Louisville is a year-long 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.

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. In 2016, we raised $4.3 million through over 21,000 gifts for the 610 participating nonprofits. Give For Good Louisville will return on Thursday, September 14, 2017.


CFL Impact Capital

Impact Investing is a way to invest in projects that intend to generate a financial return as well as a tangible social return or community benefit. Through our Impact Investing loan program, the investment capital is returned to the foundation with interest and can be “recycled” back into the community for other projects. Once a loan is repaid, that money is then loaned to another effort and the positive impact continues to multiply.

Coffee & Conversation

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

Nonprofit Resources

We have compiled some resources your nonprofit might find helpful.

Questions about how we work with our community?

Trisha Finnegan
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Vice President, Mission & Impact
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