Our grantmaking isn’t just a transaction; it’s a partnership.
We’re looking to team up with innovative and inspired thought leaders with achievable ideas and enable them to put these ideas into action. The partnerships we cultivate bring about change for Louisville and Kentucky, because we use four qualities to drive our grants: collaboration, innovation, sustainable solutions and a resilient nonprofit sector.
We know that the best plans only get better by working with a wide range of people and accessing an expanse of ideas.
By thinking outside the box, we eliminate the box altogether. We believe that creativity generates limitless potential.
We look to bolster the ideas that last, and create enduring change.
When we partner with passionate nonprofits, we all improve and everybody within the sector is elevated, which advances our community and the state at large.
Points outside the state of Kentucky or the Louisville metropolitan area
Requests from religious organizations for religious purposes (including theological seminaries)
Individual public schools
The James Graham Brown Foundation funds projects aligned with our Areas of Impact. Please review each area before submitting your request: Education & Workforce Readiness, Community & Economic Prosperity and Quality of Life.
If you still have questions about whether or not your project might be considered for funding, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 896-2440.
To find information about current and previous grants, visit our Grant Database.
Applications for funding are by invitation; the first step for consideration is to submit a short concept summary through our online portal. This summary should describe the purpose and objectives of the project, general methodology and total cost of the project. Foundation staff will review all submitted concepts and respond via email upon initial review.
If the project aligns well with the James Graham Brown Foundation’s interests, foundation staff will work with grantseekers to develop a formal application, adherent to deadlines below.
The deadlines below indicate the final dates for submission of a complete application. Please note that successful applications are typically the product of several months of communication and draft review between grantseeking organizations and the James Graham Brown Foundation staff.
|IMPACT AREA||SUBMISSION DEADLINE||FORMAL REVIEW|
|Education & Workforce Readiness
Cradle to Career
Higher Ed Competitive Grants
|December 1, 2017||February 20, 2018|
|Quality of Life
Community/Culture and Civic
|March 1, 2018||May 15, 2018|
|Quality of Life
|June 1, 2018||August 21, 2018|