In 2005, the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana (a consortium of about 30 grant-making foundations in the Louisville area) brainstormed ways to fulfill its mission to “bring philanthropy to the community”. The idea of providing a program for the youth of Louisville to experience philanthropy was voted the best way to achieve this mission, and the LYPC was thus conceived.
Once conceived it was the partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville that allowed the LYPC to begin. The LYPC is a fiscally sponsored program of the Community Foundation of Louisville, and operates under its 501(c)3 public charity designation, with its fiscal sponsorship. Any grants, or donations are made payable to the Community Foundation of Louisville, for the benefit of the LYPC. This fiscal sponsorship allows the LYPC to focus on the programing and mission.
The Community Foundation of Louisville is a force for good. As a leader in philanthropy, we connect donors, nonprofits and civic partners to create lasting impact in community so people and place thrive.
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with more than $530 million in assets and 1,600 charitable funds. Each fund has its own name and charitable purpose as defined by its donors. In 2017, these funds made over 9,500 grants totaling $73 million, approximately 80% of which stayed in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to support area nonprofits.