Give for Good Louisville Events

Looking to do something fun this Friday? Check out both the in-person and virtual giving day events planned below for September 17 (in order of start time). The Community Foundation of Louisville encourages all attendees of the giving day events below to follow both state and federal guidelines related to COVID-19 and event gatherings.


Community Foundation of Louisville

Starting at 7:00 AM, tune into the Give for Good Louisville livestream throughout the giving day for insightful discussions focused on the causes you love, prize announcements, shout outs, and more! Hosted by the Giving Day Guy, Chris Strub, and the Community Foundation team.

Where? CFL Facebook page
Giveforgoodlouisville.org
Contact: Christina Miller, christinam@cflouisville.org, 502-322-6743

View Livestream Schedule


Business Fundraisers

NoraeBar - 717 E Market St, 40202

The Breeze Wine Bar & Spirits - 1001 Logan Street, Suite #119, 40204

As a thanks for supporting organizations during Give for Good Louisville, donors may show their donation receipt to the following businesses for special offers:

  • NoraeBar is providing 20% off your bar tab, 50% off private rooms, and $1 Snaquiri shots.
  • The Breeze Wine Bar & Spirits is also offering 20% off upon showing their donation receipt at the time of purchase.


Books for Babes | Read Aloud for Good

Facebook and Instagram
9/17/2021, 6a-Midnight

Local author Amanda Driscoll will have a virtual read aloud and will share her new book Little Grump Truck with our followers. During her read aloud she will promote early literacy and it's benefits.

Event Flyer

Contact: Margaret Ivie, booksforbabes1@gmail.com, (502) 509-3540



Passionist Earth & Spirit Center | Free Mindfulness Meditations

Facebook Event Page
9/17/2021, 7a-7p

We will be hosting a wide variety of Free Meditations throughout the day on our Facebook Live. Every hour on the hour from 7 am - 7 pm, we will be LIVE on our Facebook page with free Meditations open to everyone in our community to enjoy. Each one will have a different focus such as "Meditation for Healing", "Mindfulness for College Success", "Mindful Parenting", "Mindfulness & Social Justice", "Mindfulness & Earth Care", etc. The full schedule will be released the week of Give For Good.

Contact: Carrie Fanelli, carrie@earthandspiritcenter.org, (502) 235-2003



Salvation Army Louisville Area Command

The Salvation Army is hosting a Golf Scramble on Friday, September 17th at The Polo Fields Golf & Country Club.

We have 22 foursomes who will tee off in the morning by 8:30 AM.

We will also be participating all day for 24 hours in the GIVE FOR GOOD Louisville Day with The Community Foundation of Louisville.

See event logo

Contact: Kelly Hutchinson, 502.552.4395



IDEAS xLab | Meet Me Down By The Riverside for Art, Coffee & Conversation

9/17/2021, 9a-10a

On Friday, Sept. 17 - Join IDEAS xLab Chief Creative Officer and (Un)Known Project Lead Artist, Hannah Drake, down by the riverside for art, coffee, and conversation from 9-10am at the "On the Banks of Freedom" public art installation!

Thanks to Wiltshire at the Speed for providing the coffee and baked goods!

Search "On the Banks of Freedom" in Google maps, it is located between 9th and 10th St. on the Louisville Riverwalk.

Contact: Hannah Drake, hannah@ideasxlab.com, 502.380.7669



Habitat for Humanity Clark & Floyd Indiana | Build Day

410 Newman Avenue, Clarksville, IN, 47129
9/17/2021, 9a-3p

Habitat for Humanity Clark & Floyd Indiana volunteers will be building a home in Clarksville for a single mother of a five year old daughter.

Contact: Nichole Jones, nichole@habitatcfi.org, (812) 948-1235



Family & Children's Place

525 Zane St, Louisville, KY, 40203
9/17/2021, 9a-10a

Family & Children's Place will be holding a Give for Good breakfast celebration for staff at the Family Service Center. In compliance with COVID guidelines, all will be required to wear masks and staff will come and go to pick up breakfast and help us celebrate the day of giving!

Contact: Rennay Marshall, rennay.marshall@famchildplace.org, (502) 855-6073



Louisville Visual Art | LVA Free Wall: Pop-up Event

1538 Lytle Street, Louisville, KY
9/17/2021, 10a-2p

Stop by Louisville Visual Art on September 17th from 10am - 2pm to paint on the LVA Free Wall, and help us celebrate Give for Good Louisville! This event is free, and open to the public. CDC Guidelines will be followed for this event - please wear a mask when you are unable to social distance! Masks provided as needed.

Facebook Event Page

Contact: Kayla Bischoff, development.lva@gmail.com, 502-584-8166



City Schoolhouse | A Day in the Dirt: Building City Schoolhouse's Community Garden

2600 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216
9/17/2021, 10a-4p

Join us as we bring a gardening element to our schoolhouse; teaching our students how to plant, maintain, and harvest food in an urban garden. We will conclude our Day in the Dirt with a community Farm to Table style meal as a community. Join us from 10 am - 4 pm to help dig in the dirt and build our gardens! OR At 5 pm for a Farm to Table community meal!

Contact: Christina Poole, christina@cityschoolhouse.org, (502) 807-5995



Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest | Bug-a-palooza

9/17/21

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Bug Safari for Families with Young Children (In person): Join Bernheim’s resident insect expert Kelly Vowels and Volunteer Naturalists on this adventure in search of all things buggy. Registration is required.
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Bug Concert with Dan Pascucci (In person)
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Monarch Tagging (In person): Learn about the lifecycles, habitat, migration, and research on these marvelous insects with Kelly Vowels and Volunteer Naturalists as they capture and tag monarchs here at Bernheim. Registration is required.
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Insect Safari for Adults and Families with Older Children (In person): Registration is required.

Contact: Amy Landon alandon@bernheim.org 502.215.7150



Water With Blessings | Ice Cream Social

Parking lot, 1902 Campus Place, Louisville, KY, 40299
9/17/2021, 11:00a- 1:00p

Join Water With Blessings for free ice cream in our parking lot from 11 AM-1 PM on Friday. Ice cream is compliments of E502 Digital Marketing and Bernoulli Small Batch Ice Cream.

Contact: Rebecca Stutsman, 502-939-7312



Central Louisville Community Ministries | Team CLCM Brownie Bash

809 S 4th St, Louisville, KY, 40203
9/17/2021, 11:30a- 12:30p

A live video update on Facebook is planned close to noon, so we are hosting a "Team CLCM Brownie Bash" for our Board, staff and volunteers, so that the live video can show who is the engine of our non-profit, and show some appreciation. It will also give our director a chance to update our online fans on our G4G progress, using what we are calling the Tower of TP (toilet paper). We collect and distribute toilet paper (and other personal care items) to our clients. The Tower pf TP will provide a visual of how many donors have contributed thus far to our campaign - 1 roll of TP = 1 unique donor.

Event Promo Video

Contact: Kathy Gapsis, kgapsis@gmail.com, (812) 989-9152



Whitney/Strong | Be Part Of The Good With Whitney/Strong

TEN20 Brewery, 1020 E Washington St., Louisville, KY, 40206
9/17/2021, 12p-4p

Our #GiveForGoodLou pop-up event will be on Friday, September 17th from noon to 4 pm. We'll be featuring the pop-up on social, along with creating a Facebook event, letting our supporters know they can stop by. TEN20 will donate $1 for every draft beer sold while we're there to Whitney/Strong and MozzaPi will be in house serving wood-fired pizza as well. It's a great opportunity to stop by and learn more about the good of our work!

Contact: Tammy Schaff, tammy@whitstrong.org, (937) 356-3127



Community Foundation of Louisville | Day at the Races

9/17/2021, 12:45p-6p


Give for Good Louisville Presenting Partner, Churchill Downs Inc., has made it possible for you to have some fun during Give for Good Louisville AND support the Community Foundation's important work by purchasing race tickets at the link below. For every general admission ticket purchased, $1 will be donated back to the Foundation as well as $2 for every box seat ticket.

Purchase Tickets Here



Neighborhood House | Donation Drive at West Sixth NuLu

819 E Market Street, Louisville, KY, 40206
9/17/2021, 3p- 6p

Join Neighborhood House for a Give for Good happy hour toast! West Sixth NuLu is located in the NuLu Marketplace, which is family/kid-friendly and has both indoor and outdoor to space where you can enjoy food and drinks. We'll be at West Sixth NuLu from 3:00-6:00 on the 17th. See ya there!

Facebook Event Page

Contact: Jill Seelmeyer, jseelmeyer@nhky.org, (502) 774-2322



WaterStep | WaterStep Way Sign Unveiling & Give For Good Street Party

Join us as we celebrate the generosity of our compassionate city on Give for Good, street party style! Be there for the WaterStep Way street sign unveiling, music, fun and opportunities to win! Enjoy local flavors, small bites, libations and more!

625 Myrtle Street, Louisville, KY

9/17/21

  • 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: WaterStep Way (formally Myrtle) street sign unveiling
  • 4:15 PM - 7:00 PM: Open house, music, food, and libations

Event Site

Event Contact: Nicole Volz (317-999-7108), nicole.volz@waterstep.org



Louisville Girls Leadership | LGL Power Mixer

Story Louisville, 900 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY, 40206
9/17/2021, 5:30p-7:30p

LGL's Power Mixer combines two POWERful ways to support our students' leadership development. During this unique mentoring event, students will connect with local non-profit, business, civic, and political leaders to learn from their stories, hone their own goals for the future, and share their personal and professional dreams for the LGL program year. In addition, the event will serve as a catalyst to power LGL's second largest fundraiser - Give for Good Louisville! This will be an evening of exchanging ideas, inspiring one another to action, and, most importantly, celebrating the power of Louisville young women and non-binary people.

Contact: Sommer Lally, sommer.lally@gmail.com, (309) 361-7535



Twisted Pink | Twisted Good Happy Hour and Fashion Show

7900 Shelbyville Road, Center of Oxmoor Center, Louisville, KY, 40221
9/17/2021, 6p-8p

Twisted Pink will be having a fashion show and Happy Hour at Oxmoor Center on Give for Good Louisville Day. Breast cancer survivors will model clothing! We will also be unveiling 7 breast cancer survivors life size posters which will stay up throughout Oxmoor Center through October which is breast cancer awareness month. This serves to help inspire others going through treatments of breast cancer. All survivors that attend will also receive a free Swag bag of health and beauty products donated by United Breast Cancer Foundation who has partnered with Twisted Pink for 3 years in a row of Give For Good Louisville Day to help support survivors and fund metastatic breast cancer research. UBCF is also matching $5,000 in donations on Give for Good Louisville Day.

Contact: Stephanie Jones, stephaniejonesvan@gmail.com, (502) 802-3204



SPARC Hope | Mask for Aide Ball

Mellwood Arts Center, Picasso Room, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40206
9/17/2021, 6p-10p

Come enjoy an evening out wrapping up our Give For Good Giving Day!

  • Join us at the Mellwood Art Center, Picasso Room, 6:00 pm.
  • Cocktails and appetizers served
  • Dinner by Dining Elegance beginning 6:30
  • Hear from one of our clients
  • Dancing and entertainment by JD Shelburne

Also enjoy other ways to support SPARC Hope during the evening. You can participate in:

  • Our Live Auction
  • The Wall of Hope
  • Our Wine and Bourbon Pull
  • Something for everyone!

SPARC Hope serves single parents struggling to make ends meet and who are willing to make the extra effort to secure the future for themselves and their children. We are also a liaison between resources and services for single parents in our community. SPARC Hope is not welfare or charity, but rather a hand up. Our goal is to uplift the Spiritual, Physical and Emotional needs of single parents. We want to empower single parents to seek a better quality of life through pursuing higher education, allowing them to become self-supportive through a new career. We understand the road to the American Dream is often full of obstacles, ones we are willing to help tackle with our parents.

Contact: Cassie Wingfield, cassie@sparc-hope.org, (502) 245-9899



Russell: A Place of Promise | Harlem of the South Soiree

Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center, 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville KY, 40210
9/17/2021, 6:30p-9p

Join Russell: A Place of Promise for the kickoff to OUR HOME: RUSSELL HOMECOMING 2021 at the HARLEM OF THE SOUTH SOIREE, a 1920s themed event at the brand new Norton Sports and Learning Center. Featured performances by Redline Performing Arts, Louisville Jazz Initiative, Soul River Brown and the Foundation Band and Sheryl Rouse!

Video Promo

Theresa Zawacki, outreach@russellpromise.com, (502) 593-4508



ART FM | ART FM Donor's Disco Zoom

9/17/2021, 9p-Midnight

Dust off your disco shoes & your pandemic blues ... it's time to Party! ... All ART FM Donors are invited to join the WXOX DJ crew on Friday, Sept. 17th from 9 PM - Midnight as we dance the night away - virtually - in celebration of community radio worldwide. You will get a peak behind the scenes into the home studios of some of your favorite DJs and may even catch a glimpse of the renovated ART FM home station! Music, Trivia, Prizes, and More . . . .!!!!

To get your invitation, make a donation to ART FM on Friday, September 17th and you will receive your party passcode. Then, Zoom in and dance along to the amazing soundtrack happening live on 97.1 FM in Louisville and streaming worldwide on artxfm.com.

Contact: Sharon Scott, gm@artxfm.com, (502) 640-6414