A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Lift a Life Foundation, CFL to host three events throughout May to discuss improving food access

The Lift a Life Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville will host three events in May to encourage community discussion about improving food access. The Let’s Talk About Food forums will offer up the latest information on the local food environment, and give attendees the chance to participate in innovation activities, as well as meet neighbors who are also concerned about food access...

Community Foundation of Louisville launches ‘A Force for Good’ billboard campagin

The Community Foundation of Louisville has launched a billboard campaign to honor individuals who have demonstrated they are “A Force for Good” in Louisville through their service to others and commitment to the community. Whether through the development of programs, civic engagement or charitable giving, the honorees’ efforts are positively impacting the lives of some of the most vulnerable...

1804 Entrepreneurship Center partners with CFL to name Raechele Gray as inaugural Vogt Innovator

In partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville, 1804 Entrepreneur Center has announced Raechele Gray as the inaugural Vogt Innovator. Known to many in Louisville’s creative community as the voice of the podcast “NextGen Lifestyle,” where she talks with leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who are making a difference through their life and work in Louisville, Raechele is passionate...

Applications being accepted for first Health Equity Fund Grants; two $20,000 awards available in 2018

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with the Center for Health Equity, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, the Humana Foundation, and Metro United Way are pleased to announce the establishment of the Health Equity Fund to support local nonprofits working towards improving root causes of health. The $150,000 Fund will award a minimum of $40,000 each year for the next three years...

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...

Meet and greet with 2018 Hunger Innovation Fellow Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman set for Jan. 18

The Lift a Life Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville will host a Breakfast Meet & Greet event on Thursday, Jan. 18, to introduce Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman as their 2018 Hunger Innovation Fellow. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at Manhattan on Broadway, 716 E. Broadway, in Louisville from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. “In Louisville, Kentucky, there...

Community Foundation of Louisville to offer more than $1.3 million in college scholarships in 2018-19

The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) will award over $1.3 million in college scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year through its nearly 100 funds. CFL began accepting applications on Dec. 15, with most due by March 15. Individual awards will range from $500-$10,000. Since 2000, CFL and its affiliate community foundations have awarded scholarships totaling more than $14 million to students...

Community Foundation of Louisville reaches $500 million in assets, now among largest in nation

The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) is celebrating a major milestone in December, having surpassed $500 million in total assets. CFL is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky, and in the top 40 of about 800 community foundations nationwide. Assets are up from $485 million at the end of 2016. Over the past 33 years, CFL has made more than $780 million in grants to nonprofits, most of...

Community Foundation of Louisville names 15 artists for inaurgural Hadley Creatives program

Fifteen Louisville-based artists have been selected to participate in Hadley Creatives, a new program developed and supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Through a competitive application process, artists who demonstrated a strong creative vision and a readiness to pursue a career as a working artist were selected. The six-month program will help local artists build their professional...

Nominations sought for new Bill Fischer Award supporting Louisville-based visual artists

The Community Foundation of Louisville and Louisville Visual Art are pleased to announce a new award for working artists in Louisville. The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists is a $5,000 cash prize to artists that provides support for the execution and exhibition of artwork and other efforts to foster a professional career as a visual artist. Susan Barry, Community Foundation CEO, states: “The...