Louisville's Well Being
Community Safety & Healing Fund
The Community Safety and Healing Fund (CSHF) was established through the Community Foundation of Louisville in 2022, in partnership with the James Graham Brown Foundation, Cities United and the Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods with the goal of making our community safer by enhancing existing efforts to reduce gun violence among populations most likely to be impacted by community violence.
One Louisville: Covid-19 Response Fund
In March 2020, the Community Foundation of Louisville together with Louisville Metro Government, Metro United Way, and other community partners established the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund to rapidly deploy resources to individuals and community-based organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency response fund provided flexible funding resources for rental assistance, childcare
assistance, transportation aid, food access, utility assistance and other support via $1,000 payments to eligible households.
Greater Louisville Project
For nearly 18 years, the Community Foundation of Louisville held and sponsored the Greater Louisville Project (GLP), which deservedly earned an excellent reputation for generating and analyzing data about essential issues confronting the Louisville Metro area.
The project’s reports prompted the education program 55,000 Degrees and informed the Foundation’s capacity building grantmaking to neighborhoods most impacted by poverty. With the sunsetting of GLP earlier this year, the Foundation is now bringing this function in house, continuing the important legacy of gathering, analyzing, and candidly presenting data, but emphasizing to a greater degree than in the past, the identification and implementation of solutions.
Hunger Innovation Fellowship
Food insecurity means not having enough food to live a healthy, active life. Food insecurity forces households to choose between housing costs, medicine, and nutritious meals. These choices mean sacrificing health and quality of life in order to meet essential living expenses. It’s an unspoken problem affecting thousands including seniors, post-secondary students, and working families who are often overlooked as groups challenged by food insecurity.
In 2018, the Hunger Innovation Fellowship was funded through the Community Foundation of Louisville to provide social, intellectual, and financial capital to research opportunities for systems-level change within Jefferson County, Kentucky’s food ecosystem, which could help elevate and accelerate current efforts to end food insecurity.