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Leave a Legacy in Louisville

Grow the impact of your event.

“Leave a Legacy in Louisville” is a program designed to make it easy for event planners to connect with locally grown non-profits. By choosing to donate to a Leave a Legacy in Louisville organization you can be assured that your gift will go far.

Whether your program already includes a local financial contribution or you’re looking to add additional value for your attendees, this is a turnkey way to grow the impact of your event! Each organization meets the specific criteria listed below and must submit an application to be featured:

Featured organization criteria:

  • 501(c)(3) public charity or private foundation
  • Unique to, or was founded in, Louisville or the surrounding area
  • Serves and impacts a diverse set of communities
  • Been in existence for at least 2 years

Learn more about the 2022 featured organizations:

AMPED

Mission: Providing a free music program for youth, a free technology training program for adults, and Louisville's first and only Black and Latinx business incubator

Areas of Service: Arts, Community Development

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Dogs Helping Heroes

Mission: Dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs.

Areas of Service: Animals

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Louisville Visual Art

Mission: Improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist engagement since 1909.

Areas of Service: Arts, Culture, Humanities

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Backside Learning Center

Mission: Building community and enriching the lives of equine workers and their families at Churchill Downs racetrack.

Areas of Service:
Community Development

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Family Scholar House

Mission: Working to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency.

Areas of Service: Education

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Louisville Grows

Mission: Growing greener, healthier neighborhoods through the environmental platforms of urban forestry, urban agriculture and urban sustainability; fostering green, just and sustainable communities; and encouraging volunteerism and support to reduce carbon offsets to fight climate change.

Areas of Service: Environment

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Supplies Over Seas

Mission: Meeting critical health care needs in medically impoverished communities around the world by collecting and distributing surplus medical supplies and equipment.

Areas of Service: Global Impact

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Blessings in a Backpack

Mission: Mobilizing communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry.

Areas of Service:
Human Services

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St. John Center

Mission: Our vision is a city where all people experiencing homelessness have the resources and support they need to leave homelessness for good.

Areas of Service: Human Services

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Change Today, Change Tomorrow

Mission: CTCT’s three pillars are Food Justice, Public Health, and Education.

Areas of Service:
Human Services

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SportsFun(d)

Mission: Bringing affordable sports activities to Louisville’s underserved neighborhoods.

Areas of Service: Sports

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Want more information about how to get started? Contact your Louisville Tourism Destination Services team member here.

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