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Over $300,000 Awarded in Capacity-Building Grants

Posted on January 4th, 2016

The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced that its Fund for Louisville, in partnership with the Lift a Life Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation, and an anonymous donor, has awarded more than $300,000 in capacity-building grants to twenty local nonprofit organizations.



For Our Children

Posted on July 16th, 2015

Research proves that early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make — for our children, for our communities, and for the overall economic well-being of our country. Here’s even more evidence to back up that claim.



Ready or Not Here We Come!

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Studies have shown that early childhood education is not only essential to establish a successful future for the individual child, but can also produce a rate of return to society significantly higher than most returns to most stock market investments or traditional economic development projects. Recently, community leaders and organizations came together for a conversation specifically on this topic.


Weekend Hunger: The Invisible Problem

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

Too many Kentucky children know that when the weekend comes so does the reality of hunger. Weekend hunger can easily slip by unnoticed, and therefore unsolved. Here is some important information that brings into focus this invisible problem.


Capacity Building: Investing in the Future

Posted on December 22nd, 2014

Out of 171 applications The Community Foundation of Louisville recently awarded 17 local nonprofits grants totaling nearly $300,000 of funding towards capacity building. This funding is intended to increase the ability of Louisville nonprofits to achieve their mission, operate more effectively and build long-term sustainability.


Thanks for the Turkey, but What About the Other 364 Days of the Year?

Posted on November 26th, 2014

1 in 6 people across Kentucky don’t get enough to eat to live a healthy life. Here at Lift a Life foundation we are fortunate to be able to partner with some incredible organizations who work to fight hunger. Here is some more important information to take into consideration this Thanksgiving.


Celebrating Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Posted on November 7th, 2014

The Lift a Life Foundation and The Excellence Academy celebrated an amazing group of early childhood educators for their efforts in working with young children across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Over 25 educators were honored for their work across the 7 centers that they serve.


Dare to Care Community Kitchen Provides 1,000 Meals a Day

Posted on August 19th, 2013

The Lift a Life Foundation is proud to partner with the Dare to Care Kid’s Café to open a Community Kitchen that will feed thousands of hungry kids each week. The hot, healthy meals will be provided to kids in after-school programs all over Kentuckiana.


$250,000 Now Available to Louisville Nonprofits from Fund for Louisville Grants Program

Posted on August 13th, 2013

The Lift a Life Foundation is proud to partner with the Community Foundation of Louisville to help create the Fund for Louisville grants program. The Fund for Louisville will provide funding to amp up capacity building by Louisville-area nonprofit organizations.


St. Francis Episcopal Day honored

Posted on June 21st, 2013

Two Kentucky schools were among 11 recognized for their efforts involving local hunger relief. The “Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge” awarded the top prize, a $25K contribution to hunger relief, to Saint Francis Episcopal Day School in Houston, Texas. The “Leadership Challenge” is a joint effort between the Lift a Life Foundation, the YUM! Brands Fountation, and the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation.


Lift a Life Foundation recently gifted $5 million to the Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation

Posted on April 29th, 2013

The Lift a Life Foundation recently gifted $5 million to the Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation to help establish the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center at the hospital.


USA TODAY Charitable Foundation Launches “Lead2Feed – World Hunger Leadership Challenge” with Lift a Life Foundation

Posted on October 16th, 2012

USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and Lift a Life Foundation announced today the launch of the “Lead2Feed-World Hunger Leadership Challenge” in cooperation with Yum! Brands Foundation to encourage middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills through projects that focus on solving hunger, locally or globally.


Folds of Honor Offers Scholarships for Families of Fallen and Wounded Soldiers

Posted on January 20th, 2012

Folds of Honor Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from an anonymous donor to go towards post-secondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Scholarships funded by this grant will specifically go to individuals either from or attending school in Kentucky or Tennessee.


Metro United Way’s Early Childhood Excellence Academy receives $400,000 from David C. and Wendy L. Novak Foundation

Posted on January 20th, 2012

The David C. and Wendy L. Novak Foundation has invested $400,000 to expand learning strategies at child care centers funded by Metro United Way within the seven-county region we serve through the establishment of the Early Childhood Excellence (ECE) Academy. The gift provides incentives and rewards teachers in child care centers for making quality improvements in their classroom.