Louisville Receives Wallace Foundation Grant

Louisville is getting a $765,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to help boost local after-school programs for at-risk children and teens. Mayor Greg Fischer says the money will also help with the implementation of YouthPrint, an initiative to help youngsters make better use of their out-of-school time. In announcing the grant, the educational foundation noted […]

Day Of Service Exposes Need For Volunteers

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Metro United Way first put out the call for volunteers and projects for those volunteers to work on late last year. Kelly Garvey with the United Way says she expected about 30 nonprofits to submit projects, and about 300 people to volunteer. But 64 projects were submitted and more than 700 volunteers signed up.

Metro United Way Kicks Off Kindergarten Countdown

by Andy Freudenberg Louisville’s annual Kindergarten Countdown kicked off this morning at the Children’s Department at the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. The program is sponsored by Metro United Way. Mayor Jerry Abramson told a group of children at the kickoff that the program is a chance for some preschool-age children to […]

Metro United Ways Falls a Bit Short of Campaign Goal

The Metro United Way announced the results of its current campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. This year’s campaign collected just over $27 million, falling short of Metro United Way’s goal of raising as much as last year’s campaign — $28.5 million. President and CEO Joe Tolan says the economy was a huge factor, with […]

United Way Mentors Groups with Innovative Ideas

Winners named earlier this month for Metro United Way’s Social Innovation Prize met today for the first of many planned discussions. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Among the five winners are Breaking New Grounds, which works to create jobs through sustainable urban agriculture; The Stewards Staff, which works to develop leadership skills among young people; […]