Community Foundation awards $300K in grants to local non-profits - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Community Foundation awards $300K in grants to local non-profits

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A celebration of non-profit organizations in our community.

Twenty local organizations received more than $300,000 from the Community Foundation of Louisville Thursday morning.

The grants are meant to help the organizations achieve their missions, operate more effectively, and build long-term sustainability.

"These non-profits and many other non-profits in our community that we weren't able to fund today are really out doing the work that makes the difference in the lives of all of our citizens," said Trisha Finnegan with the Community Foundation. "So we are really honored to join with our partners -- the Lift A Life Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation and our Community Foundation donors -- in providing funds that support them doing that work."

Community Foundation of Louisville has awarded more than $847,000 to 48 non-profits since the grant program began three years ago.

Here's a list of the non-profits that received grants:

Actors Theatre of Louisville, $3,025
Determine the feasibility of a new program offering.  

Adelante Hispanic Achievers, $18,000
Enhance marketing strategies and internal data collection processes. 

Americana Community Center, $19,400
Complete a community needs assessment and evaluate the impact of existing programs.

Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson, $20,000
Redesign the Belle of Louisville’s website, making it mobile-responsive and more customer-friendly.

CASA Inc., $20,000
Enhance volunteer training, fundraising skills, and board development.

ElderServe, $20,000
Conduct an evaluation of the organization’s impact. 

Exceptional Teens and Adults – ETA Teen Center, $5,470
Evaluate the feasibility of the Center’s renovation.  

Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative, $9,447.65
Acquire new hardware and software to improve organizational efficiency.

Green Hill Therapy, $13,278.90
Acquire new communications technology to increase efficiency of communications. 

Kentucky Center for Special Children Services (Carriage House), $10,000
Enhance marketing messages and strategies.

Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation, $13,000
Develop a new programmatic evaluation framework. 

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, $20,000
Redesign the organization’s website and acquire new constituent management software. 

Kristy Love Foundation, $15,800
Develop new strategic and fundraising plans.

Restorative Justice Louisville, $13,500
Improve the functionality of an existing case management system.

Teach Kentucky, $14,800
Acquire new technology and revamp the organization’s website to enhance recruitment of teachers.

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, $14,270
Upgrade financial accounting software.

The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, $20,000
Assess the organization’s marketing strategy and finances.

The Salvation Army Louisville, $20,000
Implement a web-based volunteer management system. 

Wellspring, $20,000
Update financial accounting software to respond to increased demand for services.  

West End School, $14,000
Create and train on use of a new donor database. 

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