Grants & Partnerships
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.