Why We're Here

The Community Foundation of Louisville believes every charitable dollar can make a transformational impact. As your expert partner in philanthropy, we simplify charitable giving for our donors and the causes they wish to support. We are specialists at building and enhancing our community because we are the community. Our funding initiatives come from, and are determined by, the hopes and dreams of our community’s residents — caring people just like you.

We're Here to be the Bridge

The Community Foundation is the bridge between the needs of the community and our donors’ desires to make an impact. We develop creative giving solutions that align your values and charitable wishes with our community’s needs. Our continuum of giving options — from a one-time, unrestricted gift to establishing your own, specially designated fund — allows you the flexibility to give in whatever capacity you feel most comfortable, as well as adjust your giving preferences over time.

We Provide Support

Through the faithful stewardship of thousands of our donors’ charitable funds and other essential grantmaking initiatives, we provide vital support and resources to hundreds of local organizations and individuals that do the important work of strengthening every corner of our community. And we are proud to provide so much more than grants and scholarships from the charitable funds we steward. We actively leverage financial, human, and intellectual capital to build a more vibrant, robust, and inclusive community where people and place can thrive.

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