Community & Economic Prosperity Grants

James Graham Brown Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Mar 2, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $3,000,000

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Economic Services & Development

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Kentucky: Bullitt County, Henry County, Jefferson County, Meade County, Oldham County Show all

Location of residency: Kentucky

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About this funder:



NOTE: The deadlines above indicate the final dates for submission of a completed formal application. Unless otherwise instructed, submit a concept summary, thorough the link on the foundation's website. The foundation will communicate next steps in the process.

Please note that we must allow ample time, even up to several weeks or months, for communication between grant-seeking organizations and the James Graham Brown Foundation staff to prepare a proposal for consideration. Grant-seeking organizations should be mindful of the deadlines for proposals in final form. Concept summaries should be submitted well in advance of the formal application deadlines listed.

Area of Impact: Community  & Economic Prosperity

We aim to help Louisville and Kentucky flourish through innovative and collaborative approaches that cultivate strong, sustainable communities, develop a robust economy and improve the perception of Kentucky.

We support high-impact work that creates prosperous, livable communities that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. We want our city and state to be a draw for 21st-century jobs and citizens.

Would We Make Great Partners?

Our grantmaking isn’t just a transaction; it’s a partnership.

We’re looking to team up with innovative and inspired thought leaders with achievable ideas and enable them to put these ideas into action. The partnerships we cultivate bring about change for Louisville and Kentucky, because we use four qualities to drive our grants: collaboration, innovation, sustainable solutions and a resilient nonprofit sector.


We know that the best plans only get better by working with a wide range of people and accessing an expanse of ideas.


By thinking outside the box, we eliminate the box altogether. We believe that creativity generates limitless potential.

Sustainable Solutions

We look to bolster the ideas that last, and create enduring change.

Resilient Nonprofit Sector

When we partner with passionate nonprofits, we all improve and everybody within the sector is elevated, which advances our community and the state at large.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • What we don't fund:
    • Points outside the state of Kentucky or the Louisville metropolitan area
    • Performing arts
    • Requests from religious organizations for religious purposes (including theological seminaries)
    • Individuals
    • Political entities
    • Fundraising events
    • Sponsorships
    • Individual public schools