Gifts and Grants

Since 1923, Kosair Charities has helped children reach their potential while overcoming their obstacles. Our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of children by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy. This is realized in part through our Gifts & Grants Program and event sponsorship.

We are proud to invest in and fund nonprofits working to solve the problems affecting children in our community.

Interested organizations may review the general grant timeline below as a guide, although specific dates may change. For more information about Kosair’s grant process, please contact Meagan Meredith mmeredith@kosair.org or Allyson Ferry aferry@kosair.org.

Grant Timeline:

November: Letter of Intent (LOI) form becomes available through the Foundant Portal
December: LOI Due
January: Selected organizations are invited to apply
February: Grant Applications Due through the Foundant Portal
June-July: Award notifications are sent to organizations
October: Awards are distributed*

*Larger awards are distributed quarterly beginning in October

Grant recipients and all partner organizations – please utilize the updated Kosair Charities logo on all print, electronic, and media materials. This includes, but is not limited to, letterheads, newsletters, solicitation letters, television commercials and websites. Contact mhartlage@kosair.org for brand guidelines and logos.

2020-21 Gifts & Grants Recipients

– Americana World Community Center
– Bellewood & Brooklawn
– Big Brother Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
– Bluegrass Center for Autism
– Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana
– Boys and Girls Haven
– Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club
– Camp Hendon
– Camp Quality Kentuckiana
– CASA of the Heartland
– CASA of the River Region
– CASA Program for Bullitt County
– Center for Nonprofit Excellence
– Center for Women and Families
– Center of Owensboro-Daviess County (The)
– Central Louisville Community Ministries
– Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass
– Critically Loved
– Dare to Care Food Bank
– Dorman Preschool Center
– Down Syndrome of Louisville
– Dreams With Wings
– Duchenne Research Education and Miracle Foundation
– Educational Justice
– Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana
– Exploited Children’s Help Organization
– Family & Children’s Place
– Family Ark
– Fellowship of Christian Athletes–Greater Louisville
– Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries
– Floyd Memorial Foundation
– Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm (The)
– Friends School
– Fund for the Arts
– Gilda’s Club Louisville
– Green Hill Therapy

– Harbor House of Louisville
– Hardin Memorial Health Foundation
– Healing Place (The)
– Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
– Home of the Innocents
– Hosparus Health
– House of Ruth
– Huntington’s Disease Society of America–Kentucky Chapter
– J.O.Y. Ministries
– JDRF Kentucky & Southern Indiana
– Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare– Children’s Peace Center
– Kendyl and Friends Foundation
– Kentucky Hands & Voices
– Kentucky Harvest
– Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation
– Kentucky Youth Advocates
– Kids Cancer Alliance
– Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies
– KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life
– La Casita Center
– Lighthouse Academy at Newburg
– Louisville Metro Police Foundation
– Louisville Urban League
– Masonic Homes of Louisville–Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care and Preschool
– Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital
– Meredith-Dunn School
– Miracle League of Louisville
– Morton Center (The)
– Nativity Academy at St. Boniface
– Neighborhood House
– Pikeville Medical Center
– REATH Center (The)
– Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center
– Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana

– Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center–Lexington
– Shriners International Education Foundation
– Shively Area Ministries
– South Louisville Community Ministries
– Sowing Seeds with Faith
– Spalding University
• enTECH Program
• Kosair Charities Scholars Program
– Special Olympics Kentucky
– Spina Bifida Association of KY
– St. Joseph Children’s Home
– St. Matthews Area Ministries
– St. Vincent de Paul Louisville
– Summit Academy of Greater Louisville
– TIGER Foundation
– University of Kentucky–Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine
– University of Louisville
• Hospital
• Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program
• Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine
• Kosair Charities Pediatric Oncology Research Program – Immunotherapy Focus
– Visually Impaired Preschool Services
– Volunteers of America Mid-States
–  Workwell Industries
– Youth Golf Coalition

Advisory Council Grants

2NOT1 Fatherhood & Families
Bridge Kids International
Carriage House Educational Services
City Schoolhouse
Doors to Hope
Global Game Changers
Louisville TKO
Orchid House
Southwest Community Ministries
St. George’s Scholar Institute
Wesley House Community Services