One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

Louisville, thank you for stepping up for your neighbors!

From March 16, 2020 to July 31, the Fund supported nonprofit organizations and individuals in our community with $10,854,833 in grants. To see a list of funded organizations, click here. As additional, pledged amounts are received, additional grants will be distributed and the list of granted organizations will continue to be updated. 

The One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund was created in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community. Through a unique  coalition of government and philanthropy the fund was created to deploy financial support to households, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working at the frontlines of the Louisville-area coronavirus outbreak.

All grant dollars raised were directed by the One Louisville Fund Committee to provide financial assistance to individuals and households disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences.  With support from our community and active participation by philanthropic, nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors, this collective response exceeded our expectations.

A time of transition

The One Louisville Fund Committee and all partners are grateful to the hundreds of individuals, corporations, and foundations whose contributions made immediate support possible for those most in need in our community due to COVID-19. In August, we will share a summary of the Fund’s impact; this Fund was a team effort from the beginning, and is something of which our entire community can be proud of.

We know the need in our community is great and exceeds funds available from any one source. The teams behind the One Louisville Fund are actively exploring how to generate additional support for our community and build on the collaboration and partnership developed through this work.

For nonprofit organizations: The One Louisville Fund application will close Monday, 7/13 at noon. If your organization has submitted an application on or after 6/13/2020 and agreed to have your application shared with local foundations, we will share that application within two weeks.

Support for individuals impacted by this outbreak

The Community Foundation of Louisville distributed to Louisville Metro Government a portion of the funds donated for the purpose of providing services to individuals disproportionately impacted by this outbreak.

These funds are managed by the Office for Resilience and Community Services (RCS) and are used to support households impacted by COVID-19.

Eligible households seeking assistance may apply online and submit required documentation via a secure portal through July 31, or until funds are fully expended.

Starting July 15, households without access to a computer may call for an appointment, 874-5060, through July 31 (until appointments are filled or until funds are fully expended).

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Income eligible households, with a verifiable loss of income – directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic – and a demonstrated need, may be eligible to receive payment assistance up to $1,000 per household.  Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until available funding is expended.

If you or someone you know needs help during the COVID crisis or at any time, please CALL 2-1-1 or TEXT your zip code to 898211.

This is a free and confidential information and referral service by Metro United Way to help people face life challenges, often for the first time, by connecting them to local resources they need including housing, food, healthcare, education, job assistance, and more. It’s available in over 100 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call specialists are updated regularly with the latest resources to help connect individuals and families during the current pandemic – all in one place without navigating a maze of agencies and helplines.

This fund was made possible by many generous donors

Frequently Asked Questions

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Kentucky Nonprofit Network are curating resources to assist nonprofit organizations in navigating these uncertain times. Both organizations are providing frequent updates, as well as gathering feedback from the sector to supply relevant and helpful content.

JFCS Navigate Enterprise Center is assisting low income micro-businesses owners with zero-interest loans of up to $3000 through the Micro-Business Bridge Loan program. For more information about the loan, please visit

To help you through the unknowns and difficulties, MCM CPAs & Advisors has formed a group of experts to advise clients on accounting and business advisory services in wake of implications from the coronavirus pandemic.

Find help at

Additional local and federal resources are below, providing small businesses with current recommended practices, up-to-date information, and assistance at this time.

Greater Louisville Inc.

Louisville Metro Government Small Business Resources

Kentucky Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Small Business Guide


Continue to check these Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Resources for regular updates:

General Information

Disaster Loan Applications

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Finding local resources to help with the application

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship: Guide to the CARES Act


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