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 Fund was est. in 2000 by Mr. Henry Heuser, Sr., an inventor and entrepreneur, who wanted to encourage entrepreneurial efforts in Louisville.

Strengthening Innovative Startups

Today, the 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 along with connections to mentors and training.

Strengthening Louisville’s Entrepreneurial Community

The Fund also sponsors programs and events that encourage and support creativity and entrepreneurial thinking and ensures entrepreneurship is accessible to all.

For additional information about the Vogt Invention & Innovation Fund, contact Mary Grissom.

Mary Grissom
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Senior Program Officer
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