One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

A coalition of government and philanthropy has joined together to create the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund that will deploy financial support to households, businesses, and nonprofit organizations working at the frontlines of the Louisville-area coronavirus outbreak.

Funding community needs

The goal of this Fund is to attract and provide financial assistance to help those who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences. Grants will be directed by the One Louisville Fund Committee, whose membership includes representatives of the philanthropic, nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors.

The fund opened on March 16, 2020 and has supported nonprofit organizations and individuals in our community with $7,463,375 in grants.

To see a list of funded organizations, click here.

How to give

Click the button below to contribute today and support our community and make a difference.


Opportunities for support

Grants for nonprofit organizations

The Community Foundation of Louisville will administer grants to organizations working at the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Greater Louisville area as directed by the One Louisville Fund Committee.

Available funding will be distributed to organizations whose work and needs most closely align with the Committee’s current priorities, which will shift over time to meet our community’s changing needs.

In order to share the work of your organization with the Committee, please complete the application by clicking the button below.


If you have additional questions, please email [email protected].

Support for individuals impacted by this outbreak

The Community Foundation of Louisville will distribute 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 will be managed by the Office for Resilience and Community Services (RCS) and will be used to support households impacted by COVID-19.

At this time, all appointments are full are full through the end of May for the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund for household assistance. In the event that more funding is received or there are cancellations, updates will be made on the automated appointment scheduler at 502-874-5060 or online at OneLouHelp.itfrontdesk.com. The COVID-19 Response Fund is made possible due to the generosity of numerous community partners who have come together to address our community’s most pressing needs, including individuals and families who have experienced a loss of income directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 is made possible by many generous donors

Frequently Asked Questions

Please share the work of your organization by completing this application. Information shared via this application will be a source of input for the Committee as it makes funding decisions. Available funding will be distributed to organizations whose work and needs most closely aligns with the Committee’s current priorities, which will shift over time to meet our community’s changing needs.

Applications are considered current for one month from the date of submission.  If your organization is selected to receive funding, the organization’s CEO/Executive Director will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we do not have the ability to notify or share feedback with organizations that do not receive funding.  We will email organizations when their applications are expiring (when they are more than one month old), and to share any updates about the fund.

If your organization has already received a grant from the One Louisville Fund, you may seek additional funds by submitting a simple grant report and a new application. Guidance for grant reporting may be found in the grant agreement you completed with the Community Foundation at the time of award. If you have questions, please email [email protected]

In order to reduce the administrative burden on nonprofits and increase awareness of the work and needs of the nonprofit sector in the Greater Louisville region, the Fund will share submitted applications with several local foundations that have expressed interest in receiving applications submitted to the One Louisville Fund. The application asks if it is ok to share the submitted application; the Fund will not share applications from organizations that do not wish for their application to be shared.

The Community Foundation of Louisville will administer grants to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Louisville area, as directed by the One Louisville Fund Committee. Please refer to the linked PDF at the top of the page to see the most recently updated list of funded organizations.

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.

The Community Foundation of Louisville will distribute 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 will be managed by the Office for Resilience and Community Services (RCS) and will be used to support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19.

At this time, all appointments are full are full through the end of May for the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund for household assistance. In the event that more funding is received or there are cancellations, updates will be made on the automated appointment scheduler at 502-874-5060 or online at OneLouHelp.itfrontdesk.com. The COVID-19 Response Fund is made possible due to the generosity of numerous community partners who have come together to address our community’s most pressing needs, including individuals and families who have experienced a loss of income directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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  https://jfcslouisville.org/micro-business-bridge-loans/

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 https://mcmcpa.com/covid-19/

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

We are not considering restricted donations at this time. The One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund was created to provide the most flexible funding possible, and to allow for both immediate and longer-term response as the impacts of this outbreak become known. To support a specific cause, we encourage you to give directly to an organization or issue a grant through your fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville.

No. This Fund is not the only vehicle for getting needed resources into our community. It was created to coordinate community-based giving during this unique, critical time. Please continue to give to organizations you regularly support that are responding to COVID-19 in our region, remembering that these organizations need financial support now more than ever.

Yes. Funds distributed to households will be available to residents of Jefferson County who meet the criteria established by Louisville Metro Government. Funds distributed to community-based organizations will support those operating in the Greater Louisville area.

Inquiries

For general questions about making a gift to or receiving grants from the fund, please contact us at [email protected]

For media inquiries only, please contact our VP, Marketing & Communications, Jan Walther, at [email protected].

Make donations via credit card, check, stock, or your Foundation fund. For assistance, please contact us at [email protected]