One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

Louisville, thank you for stepping up for your neighbors!

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 a coalition of government and philanthropy, the Fund was created to quickly 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.

The One Louisville Fund Committee and all partners are grateful to the hundreds of individuals, businesses, and foundations whose contributions made immediate support possible for those most in need in our community due to COVID-19.    This Fund was a team effort from the beginning, and is something of which our entire community can be proud.

From March 16, 2020 to September 29, the Fund supported nonprofit organizations and individuals in our community with $10,957,333 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. 

Staff at the Community Foundation are preparing a report to community about the work and impact of this fund, and will share here when ready.

Support for nonprofit organizations: The One Louisville Fund has distributed more than $8 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Louisville region.  Final grant decisions have been made and will be funded in the coming weeks and months as additional, pledged funds are received.

More than 180 different nonprofit organizations have been supported through the Fund.  See some of their stories here: 10 Ways Nonprofits were Assisted by the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund.

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

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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