Grant Information and Deadlines


Grant Eligibility

The James Graham Brown Foundation funds only charitable non-for-profit organizations with a tax-exempt designation under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code.

Organizations with a current grant are typically not eligible until a year after closure. Please call the foundation with any questions (502) 896-2440.


  • Organizations outside of the state of Kentucky or the Louisville metropolitan area
  • Performing arts
  • Requests from religious organizations for religious purposes (including theological seminaries)
  • Individuals
  • Political entities
  • Fundraising events
  • Sponsorships
  • Health or medical related organizations (outside the James Graham Brown Cancer Center)
  • Individual public schools

Organizations seeking funding from the foundation

  • Submit a one-page concept paper to for initial review.
  • The Foundation will initiate the appointment if needed.
  • Formal applications are accepted by invitation after an initial review and approval.


2017 Formal Application Submission Schedule

Submission Deadline Formal Review

  • Cradle to Career
  • Higher Ed Competitive Grants
March 3, 2017 April 18, 2017
Quality of Life:

  • Culture and Civic
  • Economic Development
May 5, 2017 June 20, 2017
Quality of Life:

  • Human Services
July 7, 2017 August 15, 2017