Philanthropy By Design: Giving As Unique As You

At the Community Foundation of Louisville, we know that every donor is unique. Whether you have a long history of giving or you are just starting to think about your legacy, the Community Foundation can help you outline your goals and achieve your philanthropic vision.

The Community Foundation is at the center of charitable giving in our community, a unique place where philanthropists, nonprofits, and civic partners meet to create a Louisville that works for everyone. We have a deep knowledge about philanthropy and an understanding of Louisville’s most pressing needs; this informs our donor relationships as we strive to create a giving experience that is as unique as each donor and has meaningful impact in our community and beyond.

To that end, the Community Foundation is excited to introduce Philanthropy By Design, a new way of doing business for the Foundation that is changing how we connect with, serve, and inspire our donors. With both turn-key products and highly customized solutions, we can help each donor make the greatest impact through philanthropy that is flexible, innovative, and personalized.

Families & Individuals

We know philanthropy is an expression of personal and family values. Through facilitated family meetings or multi-generational retreats, we work with individuals and families to create a customized, philanthropic plan that is thoughtful, effective, and rewarding.

Foundations & Philanthropic Institutions

We support our partners in philanthropy by providing strategic and administrative services that share best-in-class resources and reduce operational burdens. For those that wish to enhance or streamline their charitable giving, we can help build formal grant processes and manage grant awards and distributions.


We partner with local businesses, big and small, to enhance their social investment and ensure that their giving has maximum impact. From crafting a philanthropic mission statement to designing an employee giving campaign, we help our corporate partners with services that are designed to meet their unique needs.


We respect and value the relationship that professional advisors have with their clients. We are a trusted partner and resource, providing unique tools and training opportunities to help your clients make effective and educated philanthropic decisions.

Our philanthropic team is available to consult with you and your family, your company, your foundation, or your clients. If you would like to learn more about Philanthropy By Design and how the Foundation can help you reimagine your charitable giving, please contact Anne McKune, Director of Philanthropy, at 502.855.6948 or [email protected]