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Chef Space awarded $50K from James Graham Brown Foundation to feed 1,000 families in need

West Louisville will get an additional boost in the ongoing effort to increase fresh food access for families in need. Chef Space will be supporting an increase in production of fresh meals, thanks to a $50,000 award from the James Graham Brown Foundation. The award will support an increase in capacity for Chef Space, allowing the food incubator and commercial kitchen to expand its partnership with...

Louisville COVID-19 antibody initiative receives $1.5 million to expand testing, launch ‘virus radar’

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville The Co-Immunity Project, a groundbreaking collaboration to track and curb COVID-19 in Kentucky, has received $1.5 million from the James Graham Brown Foundation, as well as additional gifts, to expand community coronavirus testing and launch a public ”virus radar” for understanding its spread. “We are deeply grateful for this timely philanthropic support...

Fund helping Appalachian businesses receives big boost from James Graham Brown Foundation

Businesses and nonprofits in rural and mountainous areas of Eastern Kentucky are among the hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing. A new fund set up in late March to help these Appalachian organizations has received a big boost with a $500,000 contribution from the James Graham Brown Foundation. This brings the Regional Response & Recovery Fund, established by...

Community Foundation of Louisville awards more than $430,000 to 25 local nonprofit organizations

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 $438,341 in Fund for Louisville capacity-building grants to 25 local nonprofits. Additionally, attendees celebrated the awarding of more than $2 million in capacity building grants to more than 100 local nonprofits...

James Graham Brown Foundation grant to support Prichard Committee strategic plan implementation

Creating a greater sense of urgency to accelerate improvements in public education and mobilizing citizens to take more direct action will be the focus of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s work under a multi-year grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation. The $637,500 grant, for work during 2018-2020, will support the committee’s implementation of its strategic plan to help ensure...

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...

Bellarmine expands internship guarantee, obtains support for new career readiness programs

Bellarmine University has enhanced its career development programs to guarantee students internship opportunities and connect graduates with rewarding jobs, thanks in part to two recent grants from local foundations. The grants – from the James Graham Brown Foundation and the Ogle Foundation – support a four-year undergraduate focus on career development through alumni mentoring, courses...

KyCIR: U of L says private groups, not state, will cover most of $2.2 million cost of audit

By Kate Howard Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting Two local philanthropic groups will pay most of the costs of the taxpayer-funded, $2.2 million forensic investigation of the University of Louisville’s troubled nonprofit organization, the university announced Tuesday. The C. E. & S. Foundation and the James Graham Brown Foundation — both of which threatened to pull support last fall...

AIKCU receives James Graham Brown grant to conduct data analysis of state’s private colleges

The James Graham Brown Foundation of Louisville has awarded a grant of up to $690,000 to the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities to help Kentucky’s private nonprofit colleges and universities engage in a strategic analysis of their core academic operations and enhance their viability. The James Graham Brown Foundation has long been a major supporter of Kentucky’s nonprofit...

Council on Postsecondary Education awarded grant to help redesign developmental education

The Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public colleges and universities will get some help in redesigning developmental education for students, thanks to a $326,000 grant awarded to the Council by Louisville’s James Graham Brown Foundation. Known as “corequisite” models of developmental education, the redesign will allow developmental education students to enroll...

Brown Foundation awards $500,000 grant to Georgetown for residence hall upgrades

Georgetown College’s south campus student residence halls will get needed convenience and comfort improvements in 2013, thanks to a $500,000 grant the College is receiving from the James Graham Brown Foundation, Inc. Funds will go toward new strategic initiatives designed to improve recruitment and retention.   “Getting this news, following so closely on the heels of other recent positive...