Impact100 Louisville’s goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, support nonprofits, and highlight unmet needs in our community. Through grant-making, we invest in nonprofits financially and by partnering with them to familiarize ourselves with their programs, services, and the communities they serve. In return, our partners assure us our process allows them to think bigger and more strategically about the work they do and the impact they have.
In 2023, Impact100 Louisville was able to give $558,000 in grants to the local community, including five $100,000 Impact grants:
PROJECT: Early Childhood Development and Education Program
PROJECT IMPACT: Hiring a coordinator for the new Early Childhood Development & Education Program will allow the BLC to address an acute need within the community: educating parents of children ages 0-4 about the importance of early childhood development and education and encouraging them to enroll in the Program.
PROJECT: Newburg Expansion
PROJECT IMPACT: DELTA Foundation proposes to expand its after-school programming to the Newburg neighborhood. Currently, Newburg has only one after-school program for the entire zip code. In addition to the enrichment and academic programming, youth will benefit from optional, free, twice weekly individual and/or group therapy sessions on-site.
PROJECT: Reconnecting to Disconnected Youth Ages 16-24
PROJECT IMPACT: To best meet the needs of adolescents ages 16-24, we propose hiring a Youth Advocate, trained in coaching skills, to be a frontline staff person focused on disconnected youth. This Advocate would meet youth where they are—from basketball courts to front porches. They would also organize events at Neighborhood House to build social connections with young adults, encouraging them to enroll in coaching and meet their individual goals.
2023 Merit Grant Recipients
In addition to the Impact grants, we gave a $11,667 Merit grant to each of the following organizations:
2022 Grant Recipients
In 2022, Impact100 Louisville gave $443,000 in grants to the local community, including:
PROJECT: Educational Justice Activist Program
PROJECT IMPACT: The Education Justice Activist Program provides free tutoring to under-resourced youth and engages high-achieving high school students as tutors and mentors to bridge the gap of educational inequity.
PROJECT: Hiring a Community Health Worker
PROJECT IMPACT: Community Health Workers improve health well beyond the doctor's visit, building trust and connecting families to resources.Community Health Workers improve health well beyond the doctor's visit, building trust and connecting families to resources.
2021 Grant Recipients
In our second year, we gave $315,000 in Impact grants to our community:
PROJECT: Expand, upgrade, and improve the Center‘s on-site kitchen and food pantry facilities
PROJECT IMPACT: The investment from Impact100 will go towards the physical upgrades to kitchen and pantry facilities to ensure proper handling and storage of food.
2020 Grant Recipients
In our first year, Impact100 Louisville gave $206,000 to the Louisville community:
PROJECT: Smoketown Hopebox Laundromat + Community Space project
PROJECT IMPACT: The renovation of vacant properties into a local laundromat and meeting/community spaces will provide much needed amenities and will enable the development of programs to stimulate the Smoketown economy.