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Creating a Community Where
People and Place Thrive

The Community Foundation of Louisville is a force for good. As a leader in philanthropy, we connect donors, nonprofits, and civic partners to create lasting impact in community so people and place thrive. Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with more than $500 million in assets and more than 1,600 charitable funds.

Each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors. In 2018, these funds made over 10,000 grants totaling $55 million, approximately 84% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support area nonprofits.

Join us in being a force for good in our community.

Let's make an impact, together.

This holiday season, consider opening a fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville – it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Give For Good Louisville

We surpassed our goal! Our community came together on September 12 and raised 6.8 million dollars for Give For Good Louisville. Click the link below to learn more.

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Giving & Planning

Want to know more about your options for working with the Community Foundation? Whether you are a donor or professional advisor, start here. You can explore ways we can help make your charitable giving easier today or help with long-term planning for the future. You can learn about our investment strategy aimed at maximizing your charitable impact and unique ways you can partner with the Foundation.

Grants & Partnerships

Are you a nonprofit and want to know how you can work with the Community Foundation? This is the place for you. Learn about our Competitive Grants Programs and other innovative ways - beyond grantmaking - that we work with the nonprofit community.

Open a Personal Charitable Checking Fund Online!

Opening a charitable checking fund is fast, free and a great way to organize your charitable giving. Learn more.

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Reflections From the Community

Edited for clarity.   During Black History Month, the Community Foundation of Louisville reached out to local leaders of Black-led organizations in the community to share perspectives on what Black Histor… Continue Reading »

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