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Community Foundation of Louisville, partners award more than $463,000 in grants to local nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL), in partnership with the Lift a Life Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation and CFL donors, including William O. Alden, Jr., awarded $463,029 in Fund for Louisville capacity-building grants to 28 local nonprofits this morning. More than 50 nonprofit representatives, CFL Board members and donors gathered at Americana Community Center to honor the recipients and their work in Louisville’s most distressed neighborhoods.

“We are committed to Louisville being a community where people and place thrive. As a founding partner and continuing supporter of the Greater Louisville Project, we were drawn to its report on poverty, which demonstrated clearly how scarcity in parts of our community affects us all,” said Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “With the help of our generous donors and partners, we are able to use the Fund for Louisville to invest in organizations serving our most challenged neighborhoods, and support nonprofits in a way that helps them grow stronger and better serve the needs of our community.”

Capacity-building grants are intended to enhance the ability of nonprofits serving Louisville to achieve their mission, operate more effectively and build long-term sustainability. In contrast to program or operations support, capacity building investments strengthen nonprofit efficiency, effectiveness or sustainability by supporting activities such as strategic planning, staff training, feasibility studies, or technology improvements. At this time, the Fund for Louisville grants program is one of the few local programs offering capacity-building-specific grants.

“I would never run across all the services needed by our community, much less have enough money to fund necessary capacity building; so I appreciate CFL’s work to help donors like me join together to help nonprofits grow strong and wisely,” remarked Lettie Heer, a Community Foundation Fund for Louisville donor.

The 2018 Fund for Louisville recipients are:

2NOT1: Fatherhood & Families, Inc. – $15,300
Invest in professional development

Americana Community Center – $20,000
Invest in professional development and create new promotional strategies

Bates Community Development Corporation – $20,000
Evaluate and reorganize the organization’s programming

Canaan Community Development Corporation – $20,000
Invest in technology upgrades and professional development

CASA, Inc. – $13,250
Evaluate impact of programs

Catholic Charities of Louisville – $17,847
Engage in a structural and strategic evaluation process

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the Midwest – $5,708
Invest in technology upgrades

Cultivating the Youth Experience – $7,000
Conduct a program evaluation and purchase software to track client data

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids – $17,245
Invest in donor management and fundraising software

Dress for Success Louisville – $20,000
Develop a strategic plan and establish standard operating procedures for administrative functions

Horses Offering Opportunities for the Future – $9,400
Invest in technology upgrades

Jewish Family & Career Services – $20,000
Invest in technology upgrades and training for staff

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage – $20,000
Invest in technology upgrades and a new website

Kentucky Refugee Ministries – $20,000
Evaluate the agency’s effectiveness in assisting families in achieving self-sufficiency and community integration

La Casita Center – $15,298
Invest in technology upgrades and training for staff

Louisville Metro Affordable Housing Trust Fund – $20,000
Conduct a community needs assessment to inform the Fund’s strategic plan

Louisville Story Program – $15,000
Develop a five-year organizational business plan

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond – $18,000
Develop new communications strategies

New Roots – $20,000
Secure new software to better manage and analyze client/shareholder data

Peace Education Program – $20,000
Establish standard training procedures and approaches

Prodigal Ministries – $10,000
Invest in technology upgrades

Restorative Justice Louisville – $5,816
Invest in technology upgrades and staff training

River City Drum Corp Cultural Arts Institute – $19,415
Establish standard operating procedures and invest in professional development to prepare for leadership changes

South Louisville Community Ministries – $15,000
Invest in staff training and develop new marketing strategies

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House – $18,750
Invest in leadership training for staff and plan for leadership changes

The Coalition for the Homeless – $20,000
Evaluate the feasibility of a new program

The Salvation Army Louisville – $20,000
Invest in technology upgrades

YouthBuild Louisville – $20,000
Invest in technology upgrades

From Community Foundation of Louisville

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