Through our philanthropic investments in Louisville and across Kentucky, we strive to create a brighter future for people in our communities and to elevate the Commonwealth in the eyes of the world.

Our work isn’t just making grants–it’s building partnerships. Our team collaborates with community and thought leaders who share our vision to identify high impact opportunities that support our shared goals.

We focus our work in three primary areas, supporting projects and institutions that enable exponential change and promote the image of Louisville and Kentucky through the improvement of the quality of life and well-being of our community.

OUR AREAS OF IMPACT

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE READINESS

We believe education is the key to economic opportunity and is one of the most valuable investments we can make in the future of Kentucky. It is important to support high quality educational opportunities from pre-school through college. However, it is increasingly critical to ensure that education and training programs also connect students and the workforce to career pathways and meet the workplace needs of employers.

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EDUCATION & WORKFORCE READINESS

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

We aim to help Louisville and Kentucky flourish through innovative and collaborative approaches that cultivate strong, sustainable communities, develop a robust economy and improve the perception of Kentucky.

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COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

QUALITY OF LIFE

When deciding where to plant roots, people want to join an inviting and compassionate community that has boundless civic pride. We support work that positions Louisville and Kentucky as a livable community where people want to work, play, learn and lead.

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QUALITY OF LIFE

TELL US YOUR STORY

Does your organization have an idea that aligns with our mission to bring about transformational change in Louisville and throughout Kentucky? We would love to hear more about it. Begin a dialogue with us and learn more about the Foundation’s process of empowering citizens to improve the quality of life and well-being of all Kentuckians.

TELL US YOUR STORY

TELL US YOUR STORY

Does your organization have an idea that aligns with our mission to bring about transformational change in Louisville and throughout Kentucky? We would love to hear more about it. Begin a dialogue with us and learn more about the Foundation’s process of empowering citizens to improve the quality of life and well-being of all Kentuckians.

TELL US YOUR STORY

 

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Since the foundation’s inception in 1954, its dedicated board and staff have worked to build on James Graham Brown’s legacy and carry out his vision for the city of Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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