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 communities, households, and businesses who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences. Grants will be directed weekly 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 $2,150,000 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].

Grants 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.

Please call Neighborhood Place to begin the telephone screening process.

For more information and to find a Neighborhood Place in their area, residents may call Metro311 or (502) 574-5000, or visit  https://louisvilleky.gov/government/neighborhood-place.

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 weekly 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.

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 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. Each household may be eligible for up to $1,000 in emergency funding.

Please call your nearest Neighborhood Place to make an appointment for more information.

To find a Neighborhood Place in their area, residents may call Metro311 or (502) 574-5000, or visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/neighborhood-place 

Starting Monday, April 6, Community Development Financial Institution LHOME will begin accepting applications from small businesses for zero-interest loans of up to $25,000 through the Small Business Continuity Loan Program. Businesses will not be required to make any payments on the loan principal until the end of the 12-month loan term.

For small businesses to be eligible to receive a loan, they must meet the following criteria:

-Must have 10 or fewer full-time employees

-Business must show emergencies connected with the COVID-19 economic crisis.

-Business must be located in Jefferson County.

-Business must be in good standing with Louisville Metro Revenue Commission as of March 1, 2020.

-Must agree to receive financial coaching and apply for other assistance within 90 days of loan closing

Access the program at www.lhomeky.org.

 

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

 

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Resources:

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 Sr. Associate, Marketing & Communications, Molly Melia, at [email protected] .

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