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Welcome to the Community Impact Portal

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth” - Muhammad Ali

Grab your group and get ready to give back. Service projects and giving provide a unique opportunity to make positive change in the community.


In November 2011, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer launched the Compassionate City campaign by signing a resolution committing to a multi-year program – making Louisville an international compassionate city, the largest city in America with that distinction. Encompassing values like service, hospitality, social innovation and inclusion, Compassionate Louisville seeks “to champion and nurture the growth of compassion” locally, nationally, and globally.

We hope that your organization and attendees make great memories in our spirited city and find ways to grow compassion back in their home communities!



Many organizations want to leave a positive impact on the community they visit, but lack the time for a traditional service project. Providing a donation, be it financial or necessities, can be incredibly impactful. Whether you have building materials from a trade show or ink pens from meeting programming, all are useful and appreciated by local non-profit organizations. Please see the searchable directory below for a variety of options.

Service Project

Get ready, to get hands-on, with a group service project in Louisville. Typically a more involved solution, group service projects are an extraordinary way to reach the community and leave attendees with a memorable and often life-changing experience. Numerous organizations are ready and waiting for groups to help with a variety of projects essential to their stability and growth. Before moving forward check out some of the information below to start planning your group project in Louisville.


To have a successful service experience, it’s important to plan ahead. Here a few questions that will help determine what type of project (if any) is appropriate for your group:

  • Interest: Is there interest among leadership and/or attendees in service opportunities?
  • Time: Is there time in the schedule for a service project? Could service opportunities be part of the pre- and post-conference options?
  • Budget: Does the association have a budget for transportation, supplies, snacks or other items that may be necessary to have a well-organized event?
  • Staffing: Are there enough staff available to assist with project logistics?

Search give back opportunities and click on “hands-on” to find the perfect match for your organizations needs and goals.

Search Give Back Opportunities

As a Compassionate City, Louisville has a large and diverse non-profit community. Use the links...

Submit Your Service Opportunity

As a city known for compassion, we value your efforts to leave our community better than you found...