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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...

Local black farmers, food justice groups partner to bring fresh produce to Louisville’s West End

The Louisville Community Grocery is acutely aware of the need for greater access to fresh food in the West End and downtown neighborhoods of Louisville. In just the past four years, these areas have witnessed the closing of five grocery stores. The group is working to reach more than 2000 owners to open a cooperative full-service grocery store in these neighborhoods, one that is accountable to the...

Community Ventures is one of 20 finalists in Community Thrives Challenge; 10 to get $1m each

The Community Thrives Challenge, a $10-million funding opportunity by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, announced 20 finalists and 63 semi-finalists from across the country and Community Ventures was selected as one of the 20.  Later this year, up to ten of the finalists will be named grantees, receiving $1 million grants and tailored technical assistance.   “Community...

State officials, local business leaders meet to discuss West Louisville Redevelopment Opportunities

Gov. Bevin and state and local leaders joined approximately 90 business owners, non-profit directors, charities, restauranteurs, law firm partners and other business-related stakeholders gathered in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood last week to discuss opportunities on revitalizing west Louisville. The event, held at Caudill Seed’s Whole Alternatives organic foods facility on West Main Street,...

Kentucky by Heart: Corbin Seavers teaches children the game of chess, and how to win at the game of life

Corbin Seavers learned by example some important principles from his father, who died when Corbin was only 17. He learned that being a “real” man means taking care of your children — even if you are deathly sick, as the elder Seavers did. “He basically sacrificed his life for my sister and me,” said Corbin. He learned that one should lead in worthy causes and to pursue things bigger...