Non Profit List of Louisville

I haven’t quite figured out if I am going to do this daily or weekly or monthly.   I do have enough non profits to list daily but  now that I am wanting to do some new things, time may not allow for the type of writing when I am anxious to get out the day.   But I have at least committed to myself 52 weeks of delving into the world of causes and looking for the advancement of them into a better world.

This list comes from the Community Foundation of Louisville.   I have found a few of the web site url’s to be incorrect but as I feature them, I hope to provide a corrected url as well as information regarding:

MISSION

HISTORY

PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES

EVENT FUND RAISERS

ADVOCACY

CONTACT INFO

WEB SITE LINK

AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.

If you have any personal relationship with the following groups, I would love for you to contact me after I have provided the info I have come across.

  1. 4-C – Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc.
    1. http://www.4cforchildren.org/ 
  2. A Fund, Inc.
    1. http://www.kyafund.org
  3. A Woman’s Choice Resource Center & Necole’s Place
    1. http://www.awclifesavers.org
  4. Academy of Music Production Education and Development
    1. http://www.ampedlouisville.org
  5. Active Heroes Inc.
    1. http://www.activeheroes.org
  6. Actors Theatre of Louisville
    1. http://actorstheatre.org/
  7. Adelante Hispanic Achievers, Inc.
    1. http://adelanteky.org/Adelante_Hispanic_Achievers/Home.html
  8. AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana
    1. http://www.aimkyonline.org
  9. Alley Cat Advocates
    1. http://alleycatadvocates.org/
  10. Alzheimer’s and Related Disease and Disorders Association
    1. http://alz.org/kyin
  11. Amazing Global Marketplace
    1. http://www.amazingglobalmarketplace.com
  12. American Cancer Society Inc
    1. http://www.cancer.org
  13. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Foundation
    1. http://www.aclu-ky.org
  14. American Diabetes Association
    1. http://diabetes.org/
  15. American Heart Association
    1. http://www.heart.org/Louisville
  16. American Lung Association in Kentucky
    1. http://www.lung.org/associations/states/kentucky/index.html
  17. American Printing House for the Blind
    1. http://www.aph.org/
  18. American Red Cross – Louisville Area Chapter
    1. http://www.redcross.org/local/ky
  19. Americana Community Center
    1. http://www.americanacc.org
  20. Anchal, Inc
    1. http://www.anchalproject.org
  21. Angels in Disguise
    1. http://www.angelsindisguise.net
  22. Angels of Love, Inc
    1. https://www.facebook.com/angelsofloveinc
  23. Apple Patch Community, Inc.
    1. http://applepatch.org
  24. ART FM, Inc
    1. http://www.artxfm.com
  25. Art Sanctuary, Inc.
    1. http://www.art-sanctuary.org
  26. Asia Institute, Inc,
    1. http://www.cranehouse.org
  27. Assumption High School
    1. http://www.ahsrockets.org/
  28. Backside Learning Center
    1. http://www.backsidelearningcenter.org
  29. Baptist Health Foundation
    1. http://supportbaptisthealth.org
  30. Beacon House Aftercare Inc.
    1. http://www.beaconhouse-ky.com
  31. Beaded Treasures Project
    1. http://www.beadedtreasuresproject.com/
  32. Belle of Louisville
    1. http://www.belleoflouisville.org/
  33. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
    1. http://www.bernheim.org
  34. Best Buddies Kentucky
    1. http://bestbuddieskentucky.org
  35. Bethlehem Baptist Special Ministries
    1. http://www.bethlehembaptist.com
  36. BibleMovie, Inc.
    1. http://www.biblemovieinc.com/
  37. Bicycling for Louisville
    1. http://bicyclingforlouisville.org/
  38. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
    1. http://www.bbbsky.org/
  39. BIG UGLY Cancer FND Co.
    1. http://www.biguglycancer.org
  40. Blessings in a Backpack
    1. http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org
  41. Bluegrass Center for Autism
    1. http://bluegrasscenterforautism.org
  42. Bluegrass Pug Rescue, Inc.
    1. http://www.bluegrasspugrescue.org
  43. Botanica and the Waterfront Botanical Gardens
    1. http://www.waterfrontgardens.org
  44. Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
    1. http://www.bgckyana.org
  45. Boys & Girls Haven
    1. http://www.boyshaven.org/
  46. Brandon‘s House Counseling Center, Inc.
    1. No Web Site
  47. Bridgehaven, Inc.
    1. http://www.bridgehaven.org/
  48. Bridge Kids International, Inc.
    1. http://www.bridge-kids.org/
  49. H.O.I.C.E.(Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences) Incoporated
    1. http://choicelouisville.org/
  50. Cabbage Patch Settlement House
    1. http://www.cabbagepatch.org
  51. CANTER Kentucky
    1. http://canterusa.org/kentucky/
  52. Carriage House Educational Services
    1. http://www.carriagehouseps.org
  53. CASA, Inc.
    1. http://www.casariverregion
  54. Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
    1. http://cclou.org/
  55. Cave Hill Heritage Foundation
    1. http://www.cavehillheritagefoundation.org
  56. Cedar Lake
    1. http://www.cedarlake.org
  57. Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
    1. http://www.calky.org/
  58. Center for Interfaith Relations
    1. http://www.centerforinterfaithrelations.org/
  59. Center for Neighborhoods
    1. http://www.centerforneighborhoods.org
  60. Center for Nonprofit Excellence
    1. http://www.cnpe.org/
  61. Centre for Contemplative Dialogue, Inc.
    1. http://contemplativedialogue.org/
  62. Center for Women and Families
    1. http://www.thecenteronline.org
  63. Child Connection Inc.
    1. http://childconnection.org/
  64. Childplace, Inc.
    1. No Web Site
  65. Children’s Hospital Foundation
    1. http://www.kosairchildrenshospital.com/AboutTheFoundation
  66. Christian Care Communities
    1. http://www.christiancarecommunities.org/
  67. Choices for Women Resource Center, Inc.
    1. http://www.cfw4life.org
  68. Choices, Inc.
    1. http://www.choiceshome.org
  69. ChooseWell Communities, Inc.
    1. http://choose-well.org
  70. Christian Care Communities
    1. http://www.christiancarecommunities.org/
  71. City on a Hill Productions Inc.
    1. http://cityonahillstudio.com/
  72. Coalition for the Homeless
    1. http://www.louhomeless.org
  73. Collaborative for Teaching and Learning
    1. http://ctlonline.org/
  74. Colon Cancer Prevention Project
    1. http://kickingbutt.org
  75. Color Your City
    1. http://www.coloryourcity.org
  76. Communities In Schools of Clark County, Inc.
    1. http://www.cisofclark.org
  77. Community Living, Inc.
    1. http://communitylivinginc.com
  78. Community Services Project, Inc.
    1. http://www.HelpUsHelpOthers.org
  79. Community Winterhelp, Inc.
    1. http://communitywinterhelp.org
  80. Council on Developmental Disabilities
    1. http://www.councilondd.org
  81. Cornerstone Christian Academy
    1. http://www.CCAofKY.org
  82. Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
    1. http://www.KYNaturePreserve.org/
  83. Crimson Mission, Inc.
    1. http://crimsonmission.org
  84. Cultivating The Youth Experience, Inc.
    1. http://www.ctye.org
  85. Dare to Care Food Bank
    1. http://www.daretocare.org
  86. Day Spring
    1. http://www.dayspringky.org
  87. Divine Steps Inc.
    1. http://divine-steps.org
  88. de Paul School
    1. http://www.depaulschool.org
  89. Doctors & Lawyers for Kids
    1. http://www.doctorslawyerskids.org
  90. Dogs Helping Heroes
    1. http://dogshelpingheroes.org/
  91. Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc.
    1. http://downsyndromeoflouisville.org
  92. Dream Factory, Inc.
    1. http://dreamfactoryinc.org/
  93. Dreams With Wings
    1. http://dreamswithwings.org
  94. Dress for Success Louisville, Inc
    1. https://louisville.dressforsuccess.org
  95. El Sueno Centenario Kentucky Latino Scholarship Fund
    1. http://www.100dreamers.org
  96. ElderServe
    1. http://www.elderserveinc.org
  97. Empowerment Group of Metro Louisville, Inc.
    1. NO WEB SITE

 

  1. ETA Teen Center, Inc
    1. http://exceptionalteensadults.org/
  2. Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO)
    1. http://echo-ky.org
  3. Fairness Education Fund.
    1. http://fairness.org
  4. Falls of the Ohio Foundation, Inc.
    1. NO WEB SITE
  5. Family & Children’s Place
    1. http://www.famchildplace.org/
  6. Family Community Clinic, Inc
    1. http://www.famcomclinic.org
  7. Family Scholar House Inc.
    1. http://familyscholarhouse.org/
  8. Farmington Historic Plantation
    1. http://farmingtonhistoricplantation.org
  9. FEAT of Louisville, Inc.
    1. http://www.featoflouisville.org
  10. Fed with Faith Inc.
    1. http://www.fedwithfaith.org/
  11. Fern Creek Highview United Ministries, Inc.
    1. http://fchum.org
  12. Fern Creek Traditional High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Booster Club
    1. http://www.donorschoose.org/MCJROTC
  13. Filson Historical Society, Inc.
    1. http://filsonhistorical.org/
  14. Flags4Vets
    1. http://www.flags4vets.com
  15. Food 4 the Families
    1. https://www.facebook.com/Food4theFamilies
  16. Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, Inc.
    1. http://www.foodliteracyproject.org
  17. Forecastle Foundation, Inc
    1. http://www.forecastlefoundation.org
  18. Frazier History Museum
    1. http://fraziermuseum.org/
  19. Freedom 101
    1. http://www.freedom-101.org
  20. Friend for Life Cancer Support Network
    1. http://www.friend4life.org/
  21. Friends of Eastern Cemetery Inc.
    1. http://www.friendsofeasterncemetery.com
  22. Friends of the Waterfront, Inc.
    1. http://friendsofthewaterfront.com
  23. Fund for the Arts
    1. http://fundforthearts.com
  24. Gate of Hope Ministries International
    1. http://gateofhope.org/
  25. Gilda’s Club Louisville
    1. http://www.gildasclublouisville.org
  26. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
    1. http://gskentuckiana.org
  27. Girls on the Run of Louisville Inc.
    1. http://www.gotrlouisville.org/
  28. Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative, Inc.
    1. http://globalgamechangers.org/
  29. Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
    1. http://www.goodwillky.org
  30. Good Garbage, Inc.
    1. http://www.goodgarbage.org
  31. Greater Louisville Youth for Christ
    1. http://yfclouisville.com
  32. Green Hill Therapy Inc
    1. http://www.greenhilltherapy.org
  33. GuardiaCare Services, Inc.
    1. http://www.guardiacare.org
  34. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
    1. http://louisvillehabitat.org/
  35. Hand in Hand Ministries
    1. http://www.myhandinhand.org
  36. Hand-In-Paw Rescue, Inc.
    1. http://www.handinpawrescue.org/
  37. Harbor House of Louisville
    1. http://www.hhlou.org/
  38. Have A Heart Foundation
    1. http://www.haveaheartky.com
  39. Haven Ministries, LLC
    1. https://www.facebook.com/cupofjoyportland
  40. HeadStrong Works, Inc.
    1. http://www.headstrongworks.org
  41. Hildegard House Inc
    1. http://www.hildegardhouse.org
  42. Historic Locust Grove, Inc.
    1. http://www.locustgrove.org
  43. Home of the Innocents
    1. http://www.homeoftheinnocents.org
  44. Holy Family Radio
    1. http://www.HolyFamilyRadio.org
  45. Horses Offering Opportunities for the Future, Inc.
    1. http://www.hoofky.com
  46. Hosparus
    1. http://www.hosparus.org
  47. House of Ruth
    1. https://www.houseofruth.net
  48. Humane Society of Oldham County, Inc.
    1. http://www.humanesocietyoldhamcounty.com
  49. Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil
    1. http://instituteforhealthyairwaterandsoil.org/
  50. Interlink Counseling Services
    1. http://interlinkservices.org
  51. Jefferson Community & Technical College Foundation Inc.
    1. http://jefferson.kctcs.edu/giving
  52. Jefferson County Search Dog Association
    1. http://jcsda.com
  53. Jewish Family & Career Services
    1. http://jfcslouisville.org/
  54. Jewish Federation of Louisville
    1. https://jewishlouisville.org/federation
  55. Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc.
    1. http://jaky.org
  56. Junior League of Louisville, Inc.
    1. http://www.juniorleaguelouisville.org
  57. Just Creations
    1. http://justcreations.org/
  58. Kans for Kids, INC.
    1. http://www.feedingkentuckiana.org/what-we-do.html
  59. Kentuckiana Crime Stoppers
    1. http://582clue.com/
  60. Kentucky and Indiana Stroke Association
    1. http://www.strokekyin.org
  61. Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation, Inc.
    1. http://www.kentuckycenter.org
  62. Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
    1. http://www.kcaah.org
  63. Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition
    1. http://www.kentuckycleanfuels.org
  64. Kentucky College of Art + Design
    1. http://kycad.spalding.edu
  65. Kentucky Country Day School
    1. http://www.kcd.org/
  66. Kentucky Harvest, Inc.
    1. http://kyharvest.com
  67. Kentucky Health Justice Network
    1. http://www.kentuckyhealthjusticenetwork.org/
  68. Kentucky Humane Society
    1. http://www.kyhumane.org
  69. Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light
    1. http://www.kentuckyipl.org/
  70. Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation
    1. http://www.kylionseye.org
  71. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
    1. https://www.kmacmuseum.org/
  72. Kentucky Opera Association, Inc.
    1. http://kyopera.org
  73. Kentucky Ornithological Society
    1. http://www.birdky.org/
  74. Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy, Inc.
    1. http://kychaplaincy.org/
  75. Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc.
    1. http://www.kyrm.org
  76. Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation
    1. http://www.ksbcf.org
  77. Kentucky Science Center, Inc.
    1. http://kysciencecenter.org/
  78. Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Inc.
    1. http://www.kyshakespeare.com
  79. Kentucky to the World, Inc.
    1. http://www.kentuckytotheworld.org
  80. Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Inc.
    1. http://kwalliance.org
  81. Kentucky Youth Advocates
    1. http://kyyouth.org/
  82. Kenwood Montessori School
    1. http://kmsky.org
  83. Kids Against Hunger-Louisville
    1. http://www.lovethehungry.org
  84. Kids Cancer Alliance, Inc.
    1. http://www.kidscanceralliance.org/
  85. Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center
    1. http://www.kilgorecounseling.org
  86. Kiva Zip
    1. http://www.kiva.org/louisville
  87. Kosair Charities Committee Inc.
    1. http://www.kosair.org
  88. KY-SPIN, Inc.
    1. http://www.kyspin.com/
  89. KYK9 Search and Reunite Services
    1. http://www.kyk9.org
  90. La Casita Center
    1. https://www.lacasitacenter.org
  91. Leadership Louisville Foundation
    1. http://www.leadershiplouisville.org
  92. Learning for Life Lincoln Chapter Inc.
    1. http://www.lfllincolnchapter.org
  93. Legal Aid Society
    1. http://www.laslou.org/
  94. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    1. http://www.lls.org/kentucky-southern-indiana
  95. Lifehouse Maternity Home
    1. http://www.lifehouselouisville.org/
  96. Lighthouse Promise, Inc.
    1. http://www.thelighthousecenter.org/
  97. Limestone Land Trust, Inc.
    1. http://www.limestonelandtrust.org
  98. Lincoln Foundation
    1. http://www.lincolnfdn.org/
  99. Lincoln Heritage Council, Boy Scouts of America
    1. http://www.lhcbsa.org
  100. Looking for Lilith
    1. http://lookingforlilith.org/
  101. Lou Tate Foundation, Inc.
    1. http://www.littleloomhouse.org
  102. Louisville Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
    1. http://www.komenlouisville.org
  103. Louisville Asset Building Coalition
    1. http://labcservices.org/
  104. Louisville Audubon Society, Inc.
    1. http://www.louisvilleaudubon.org
  105. Louisville Ballet
    1. http://louisvilleballet.org
  106. Louisville Free Public Library Foundation
    1. http://LFPLFoundation.org
  107. Louisville Girls Leadership
    1. http://louisvillegirlsleadership.org
  108. Louisville Grows Inc
    1. http://www.louisvillegrows.org
  109. Louisville Homeschool, Inc.
    1. http://www.louisvillehomeschool.org
  110. Louisville Metro Parks Foundation
    1. http://www.lmpf.org
  111. Louisville Orchestra
    1. http://louisvilleorchestra.org
  112. Louisville Pediatric Therapy Center, Inc.
    1. http://LPTC.org
  113. Louisville Public Media
    1. http://louisvillepublicmedia.org
  114. Louisville Rescue Mission
    1. http://louisvillerescuemission.org
  115. Louisville Story Program
    1. http://www.louisvillestoryprogram.org
  116. Louisville Sustainability Council
    1. http://www.louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org/
  117. Louisville Urban League
    1. http://www.lul.org
  118. Louisville Visual Art
    1. http://louisvillevisualart.org
  119. Louisville Youth Choir
    1. http://www.louyouthchoir.org
  120. Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council
    1. http://lypc.org
  121. Louisville Zoo Foundation
    1. http://www.louisvillezoo.org
  122. Love Thy Neighborhood
    1. http://lovethyneighborhood.org
  123. LVL1 Inc.
    1. http://www.lvl1.org
  124. Main Street Association
    1. http://www.mainstreetassociation.com/
  125. Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
    1. http://oki.wish.org/
  126. Mama to Mama
    1. http://mamatomama.us
  127. March of Dimes Foundation
    1. http://www.marchofdimes.org/kentucky
  128. Marriage Education and Resource Center, Inc.
    1. http://www.mercyky.org
  129. Maryhurst, Inc.
    1. http://www.maryhurst.org
  130. MedWater
    1. http://medwater.org
  131. Metropolitan Housing Coalition
    1. http://www.metropolitanhousing.org
  132. Mission Air Transport Inc
    1. http://mission-air.og
  133. Molly Johnson Foundation
    1. http://www.themollyjohnsonfoundation.org
  134. Mom’s Closet Resource Center, Inc.
    1. https://momsclosetcenter.org
  135. Morton Center
    1. http://www.themortoncenter.org
  136. Moving Forward Limb Loss Support Group, Inc.
    1. http://AMPMOVINGFORWARD.COM
  137. Muhammad Ali Museum & Education Center, Inc.
    1. https://alicenter.org
  138. Muscular Dystrophy Association
    1. http://www.mda.org
  139. My Chosen People Inc.
    1. http://www.mychosenpeople.org/
  140. National Center for Families Learning Inc.
    1. http://familieslearning.org/
  141. National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
    1. http://www.sar.org/
  142. National Stem Cell Foundation, Inc.
    1. http://www.nationalstemcellfoundation.org
  143. Nativity Academy
    1. http://www.nativitylouisville.org
  144. NAWBO Louisville Foundation
    1. http://www.nawbolouisville.org
  145. Nazareth Literary and Benevolent Institution Inc
    1. http://scnfamily.org
  146. Neighborhood House
    1. http://nhky.org
  147. New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
    1. http://www.newalbanyhfh.org
  148. New Directions Housing Corporation
    1. http://www.ndhc.org
  149. New Legacy Reentry Corporation
    1. http://www.newlegacyrc.org
  150. New Roots, Inc.
    1. http://newrootsproduce.org
  151. Next Step Network, Inc
    1. http://www.nextstepus.org
  152. Norton Healthcare Foundation
    1. http://www.nortonhealthcare.com/NortonHealthcareFoundation
  153. Olmsted Parks Conservancy
    1. http://www.olmstedparks.org/
  154. One Plus One Equals U, Inc.
    1. http://www.1plus1equalsu.com/
  155. OneWest
    1. http://www.onewest.org
  156. Open Door of Hope, Inc.
    1. http://www.opendoorofhopeky.com/
  157. Operation Open Arms, Inc
    1. http://www.oparms.org
  158. Operation: PARENT Inc.
    1. No web site
  159. Option To Success, Inc
    1. http://optiontosuccess.org
  160. Orphan Care Alliance
    1. http://orphancarealliance.org
  161. Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky
    1. http://www.oakky.org
  162. Paddling for Cancer Awareness
    1. http://www.derbycitydragons.org
  163. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
    1. https://www.pancan.org/
  164. Parents Left Behind, Inc.
    1. http://www.parentsleftbehind.com/
  165. P A T H Inc
    1. http://mypathfoundation.com/
  166. Patty Smith Hill and Mildred Jane Hill Happy Birthday Park, Inc.
    1. http://happybirthdaypark.org/
  167. Paws with Purpose, Inc
    1. http://www.pawswithpurpose.org
  168. Peace Education Program
    1. http://peaceeducationprogram.org/
  169. Pitt Academy
    1. http://pitt.com/
  170. Plymouth Community Renewal Center
    1. No Web Site
  171. Portland Christian School
    1. http://portlandchristian.org
  172. Portland Museum, Inc.
    1. http://goportland.org
  173. Portland Promise Center
    1. http://www.portlandpromise.org
  174. Presbyterian Church USA
    1. http://Facebook.com/aplacetosleep
  175. Presentation Academy, Inc.
    1. http://www.presentationacademy.org
  176. Preservation Louisville
    1. http://www.preservationlouisville.org
  177. Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
    1. http://www.prichardcommittee.org/
  178. Pride of Kentucky Chorus
    1. http://www.prideofkentuckychorus.org
  179. Prodigal Ministries, Inc
    1. http://www.prodigalky.org
  180. Project Warm
    1. http://www.projectwarm.org
  181. Purpose Inc
    1. http://purp.me
  182. Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc.
    1. http://www.raptorrehab.org
  183. Refuge Louisville, Inc.
    1. http://refugelouisville.com
  184. Restorative Justice Louisville
    1. http://www.rjlou.org
  185. Right to Life Educational Foundation of Kentucky, Inc.
    1. http://krla.org/?pn=2&ar=1#Focused
  186. River City Business & Professional Women’s Foundation
    1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1494534134147376/
  187. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana
    1. http://www.rmhc-kentuckiana.org
  188. Rotary Fund of Louisville, Inc.
    1. http://www.louisvillerotary.org
  189. Salvation Army – Louisville Area Command
    1. http://www.salvationarmylouisville.org
  190. Sarabande Books
    1. http://www.sarabandebooks.org/
  191. Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company
    1. http://savagerose.org/
  192. Scarlet Hope Inc.
    1. http://www.scarlethope.org
  193. School Choice Scholarships
    1. http://www.schoolchoiceky.org
  194. Second Chances Wildlife Center
    1. http://www.secondchanceswildlife.org
  195. SeniorCare Experts
    1. http://www.srcareexperts.org
  196. Service For Peace
    1. http://www.serviceforpeace.com/
  197. Seven Counties Services
    1. http://www.sevencounties.org/
  198. Shamrock Pet Foundation, Inc.
    1. http://www.shamrockpets.com/
  199. Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, INC
    1. http://www.shawneechristianhealth.com
  200. Shelby County Community Children’s Choir
    1. http://www.shelbycountyccc.weebly.com
  201. Shelby Park Neighborhood Association
    1. https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyParkNeighborhoodAssociation?fref=ts
  202. Shirley’s Way Inc.
    1. http://www.shirleysway.com
  203. Shively Area Ministries
    1. http://shivelyareaministries.com
  204. Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana
    1. http://www.thescak.org
  205. Simmons College of Kentucky
    1. http://www.simmonscollegeky.edu
  206. Sober Works Inc
    1. http://soberworks.org
  207. Socialite Society Inc.
    1. http://socialitesociety.org
  208. Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Louisville, Inc.
    1. http://www.svdplou.org
  209. SOS International, Inc
    1. http://www.suppliesoverseas.org/
  210. South East Associated Ministries
    1. http://www.seamlouisville.org
  211. Southern Indiana Animal Rescue, Inc.
    1. NO Web Site
  212. Southwest Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.
    1. http://www.swcky.org
  213. Southwest Community Ministries
    1. http://www.swcministries.org
  214. Spalding University
    1. https://spalding.edu/
  215. Special Olympics Kentucky, Inc.
    1. http://soky.org
  216. Speed Art Museum
    1. http://speedmuseum.org
  217. Squallis Puppeteers
    1. http://squallispuppeteers.com
  218. Elizabeth Catholic Charities
    1. http://stecharities.org
  219. Francis School
    1. http://stfrancisschool.org/
  220. George’s Scholar Institute
    1. http://www.stgeorgesky.org
  221. James Court Historic Foundation
    1. http://www.conradcaldwell.org
  222. John Center Inc.
    1. http://www.stjohncenter.org/
  223. Joseph Children’s Home
    1. http://www.sjkids.org
  224. Mary’s Center
    1. http://www.saintmaryscenter.org/
  225. StageOne Family Theatre
    1. http://www.stageone.org
  226. Strive Inc.
    1. http://www.strive502.org
  227. Sunrise Children’s Services
    1. http://sunrise.org
  228. StageOne Family Theatre
    1. http://www.stageone.org
  229. Summit Academy
    1. http://www.summit-academy.org
  230. Super Student Athletes
    1. http://www.superstudentathletes.com
  231. Surgery on Sunday Louisville
    1. http://soslouisville.org
  232. Sylvia Ann Thornton Foundation
    1. http://www.satfdn.org
  233. Teach Kentucky, Inc.

 

  1. http://teachkentucky.com
  1. Teen Challenge of Kentucky, Inc
    1. http://teenchallengeky.com
  2. The Arrow Fund
    1. http://www.thearrowfund.org
  3. The Bard’s Town Theatre, Inc.
    1. http://www.thebardstowntheatre.org
  4. The Buttafly Center
    1. http://buttaflygroup.info
  5. The Healing Place, Inc.
    1. http://www.thehealingplace.org
  6. The Nature Conservancy, Kentucky Chapter
    1. http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/kentucky/index.htm
  7. The Parklands of Floyds Fork
    1. http://www.TheParklands.org
  8. TreesLouisville, Inc.
    1. http://treeslouisville.org
  9. Twisted Pink Inc
    1. http://twistedpink.org
  10. United Crescent Hill Ministries, Inc
    1. http://www.uchmlouky.org/
  11. Ursuline Sisters of Louisville
    1. http://www.ursulinesisterslouisville.org/
  12. S. Green Building Council
    1. http://www.usgbckentucky.org/
  13. Uspiritus, Inc.
    1. http://uspiritus.org/
  14. Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Inc.
    1. http://www.vips.org
  15. VOICES of Kentuckiana
    1. http://www.voicesky.org
  16. Volunteers of America Mid-States
    1. http://www.voamid.org/
  17. Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players
    1. http://www.waldentheatre.org and http://www.blueappleplayers.org
  18. War Against Violence Corporation
    1. http://www.YouthAlert.us
  19. Warheim Park Association
    1. http://www.warheimpark.org
  20. Water with Blessings
    1. http://www.waterwithblessings.org/
  21. Waterstep
    1. http://waterstep.org
  22. Wednesday Child Inc.
    1. http://wednesdayschild.com/
  23. Wellspring, Inc.
    1. http://www.wellspringky.org/
  24. Wesley Manor Retirement Community
    1. http://www.wesman.org/
  25. West End School
    1. http://www.westendschool.org
  26. WHAS Crusade for Children
    1. http://crusadeforchildren.org/
  27. Wildlife in Need, Inc.
    1. https://wildlifeinneed.wordpress.com
  28. Women 4 Women, Inc.
    1. http://www.w4w.org
  29. World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana
    1. http://www.worldkentucky.org
  30. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
    1. http://yewdellgardens.org
  31. YMCA Safe Place Services
    1. http://www.ymcasafeplaceservices.org
  32. Youngstown Adult Township Convalescent Homes
    1. http://youngstownhomes.org
  33. YouthBuild Louisville.
    1. http://www.youthbuildlouisville.org
  34. Zoom Group Inc.
    1. http://zoomgroup.org

 

Giving Local, especially in Louisville

Louisville has been my home since I was 5 years old.   We moved here in 1974 right before I entered first grade.   Like all cities, we have seen our ups and downs as a community.   Louisville had just had a tornado about five months before we came and they were still cleaning up from it.   The elementary school we enrolled in was still having the roof put back on.

On this first day of 2016, I am embarking in a blog series to highlight the non profits of Louisville.   There are so many great things in our community and the local region as well as in the United States where we share national causes.

I am hoping that my writing skills will improve by doing this as well as informing and educating you, the reader, as well as myself.   Giving is a way of expressing love.    Combining my skills, my joys, my passions and my heart, I hope to one day make a difference.   I may not know that it has even happened but if I can ever share what little insight I think I possess and it touches or changes you, then the ripple effect for good can occur.   That is really all any of us can do.   Just keep trying to be better and do better for others thru being our authentic self.

As I said in a post I made yesterday, I want to focus on a fund raising event I saw last fall called Give Local Louisville.   According to their sponsor, the Community Foundation of Louisville which has been in existence since 1984, they have reported that about 362 non profits were part of this endeavor.   When I saw the number 362, I instantly thought about communicating about each one for 2016.   Just enough for a year’s worth of writing.

In a time when the world is going through so much turmoil, I want to bring attention to the good things that are going on.   I want to bring attention to the ways we can get involved in our community.   Even if you don’t live in Louisville, there are probably similar organizations where you live.   And if not, maybe one of these will inspire you to start a group for the cause you find so near and dear to your heart.

I mean we are all looking for purpose.   We are looking for the small ways as well as the grand to make a difference.    For so long I thought a lot of what I did, really wasn’t important because I thought how so many people could do the same thing.   But the point is,  in those moments I was giving.   Someone was receiving and to them, it might have made all the difference in the world.    The seconds you save someone just by opening a door, to help them not injure themselves because you helped carry something and saved them time from extra trips.    For being a shoulder to lean on or cry on or both shoulders to hug.   It makes a difference because you changed where they were in the fork in the road.

Many times we see event raisers for things like toothpaste or razors, a hat, scarf and glove combo, we find a way to make people laugh.   It may not seem like a lot to the one giving but to the one receiving, that toothbrush and toothpaste might give them the oral health to maintain overall health.   They can go into a job interview with good breath, white teeth and most of all confidence.   We have taken away something that could have been a stigma otherwise.   We helped a child not feel bullied because they were equipped with the necessities.    Making someone laugh and smile adds a little joy.  Joy is one of the largest things we can give someone.

As we are still in the Christmas season until January 6 when we have Epiphany, I say as the Herald did – JOY TO THE WORLD.  That is my New Year’s Day wish.   JOY!!!!!

The Community Foundation of Louisville is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with over $430 million in assets and more than 1,350 different funds, each with a charitable purpose defined by the donor. In 2014, the Community Foundation made over 8,000 grants totaling $45 million to local, national and international nonprofits. Working together, the Foundation, its donors and community partners leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for a greater impact than any of us can make alone.

For more information or to explore how the Community Foundation of Louisville can help you achieve your charitable goals, visit www.cflouisville.org or call 502.585.4649.

https://www.givelocallouisville.org/

 

 

365 days – a year we can make a difference

A few months ago, I happened upon one of our local shows, WAVE 3 Listens.   On this particular day, they were featuring a fund raising event called Give Local Louisville.

This event was raising money for over 360 non profits.   You could choose where you wanted your money to go.  I had never even heard of this group or seen a format quite like this.    So the rest of that day I followed the progress on their web site.   I was quite sad at the end of it.   So many had only received a single donation from Sam Swope Auto Group but nothing from the general public.

Was it because it wasn’t publicized much?   Was this a new event that no one had on their radar?  I mean here we could choose the cause and even the non profit.   The top ten received a matching donation for what had been raised.   There were prizes given throughout the day per hour based on their rank.   But such a huge opportunity for all of them was just not being heard.

So I decided that day, maybe I need to at least help the people I knew become aware of this event.   2016 can be a year we can make a difference.   I want to share in the education and research I find out about each group.   Maybe that would lead to your own interest to find out more, become involved or at least donate.  Not every group needs money only.   They need manpower.   They need supplies and resources.  They need more research to find ways to make a difference.

These are the categories and number of non profits in that group at the time of the fund raiser last fall.

Animal                                                                                   23
Arts & Culture                                                                       73
Community Improvement                                             124
Education                                                                              178
Environment                                                                       43
Faith Based                                                                          46
Health                                                                                      95
Human Services                                                               158
Workforce Development                                                25
Youth Development.                                                        101

In 2016, let’s reach out to all of these groups as a community and make Louisville great.

 

 

Public Relations for Non Profits

Today’s blog is more a point of reference for me to use in the future.   However, I do find that the points I found in this web site where I got the content, have some valid points to use as a guideline.

We all have causes we are into.   Many go thru non profits to do their work.  I had the following questions in things I wanted to remind myself to evaluate.

What goes into being a non profit

Grant writing

Funding and fund raiser

Promotion and marketing

When does a non profit appear to the public as not being effective anymore.

Why do some succeed and some don’t?  The cause, the organization hierarchy, money?

What gets adults vs kids excited.   How to incorporate both to be involved

I think about my church and other groups that I have belonged to in the course of  a lifetime.   Many times, people who organized events get excited and it may draw the people already using the service/product.   But they don’t do anything to draw new people.  In today’s society, people are just bombarded with so many choices including not doing anything at all.

One thing that jumped out at me in the article was using competition to draw groups into action.   Something simple as  a T-shirt as a reward such as in a 5K walk really does become a badge of honor, publicizes your event, acts as a reminder, showcases any other sponsors and acts as a thank you to them.

The following I did find on a web site but can’t remember which one.   I just want to reiterate that so I am not found to be plagiarizing, just bad at footnoting when I should.

TARGET NICHE COMMUNITIES/LOCALIZE THE STORY

There’s no real harm in setting your sights high. For us optimistic types, it’s not unusual to think things like “Wouldn’t it be great if CNN picked up the story? or “Maybe news of our event will go viral!!”.  Still, the stark reality is : the chance of a small-scale nonprofit event getting press on even the local TV news is quite low.

High hopes aside, it’s precise, niche targeting that will actually take your event details from a press release onto the radars of local journalists/bloggers and eventually into people’s calendars. Think of a reason why hyper-local communities (neighborhoods, church groups, school districts, community centers) would take an interest in your event and target your PR campaign to them.

REMIND PEOPLE WHAT’S IN IT FOR THEM

A good cause should be enough to get people off their sofas and over to your nonprofit event – right? Yes, it should be, and for your existing supporters, it will be. However, a good cause simply isn’t enough to get those less gung-ho folks to attend.

Appeal to their competitive spirit and turn the event into a competition (i.e. “The neighborhood that raises the most, gets a free barbeque hosted by us in the park”) or appeal to everyone’s love of ‘free’ things by giving prizes awayto participants (i.e. free t-shirts for those running in a charity race). The perks don’t have to be large or costly – even suggesting that attendees compete for a title – such as ‘best costume’ or ‘greenest neighborhood’ – is enough to get people’s interest.

MAKE THE JOURNALIST’S JOB EASY

Some journalists and bloggers see a press release as an opportunity for a great story. Most see it as a big block of text that’s primarily too promotional and not newsworthy enough to turn into a valuable news story. In their eyes, a bulky press release is a lot of work for potentially quite little reward.

To convince these local news-makers to write about your event, you have to make it easy for them. Contact them directly, offering to guest-write an engaging blog post on the cause behind the event and why it matters to their readers. Provide them with visual content, such as images, infographics and video. Offer to arrange for them tointerview the chair of the event. No matter how inspiring you find the subject, journalists and bloggers want one thing: quality content to share with their readers. Make it impossible for them to refuse you by giving them everything they need upfront.

BUILD-IN SOCIAL MEDIA FROM THE START

It’s nice to think of social media as a generator of free and spontaneous publicity. While it may be free, social media may be far less spontaneous than you’d think. If a conversation starts ‘trending’, there’s often a dedicated PR team (or at least some sort of organized group) behind it. When planning your event, it’s up to you to kick-off the conversation on social media.

Consider social media engagement during the event’s initial planning stage. Include a hashtag in the event press release, as well as any other promotional content you plan to distribute. Create a Facebook event, and consider promoting it through targeted Facebook ads. Share video by using popular apps like Vine or Instagram.

November 2015 – Thanks in giving

November, 2015 is going to be a special time for me.   A time of reflection, learning the art to letting go,

I have always had difficulty in letting go.   But I was reminded and inspired when I saw a story about the Mandala where monks do amazing work with sand by hand then erase it each day.   They do this as a practice to remind them to let go and all things end.

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I want to study the Buddhist tenants and the Christian counterparts by breaking it down into the Four Noble Truths, one Noble truth per week in November.

Each Noble Truth teaches about the nature of our experience and spiritual potential.

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With November being a time of giving thanks (for me that is Christianity) I give thanks to my creator for all of my blessings.   We have a tendency to thank God for all the good things.   But over time, I now thank him for the opportunities where I learn, grow and get to persevere with things to overcome.   Not saying I want that always but once I am in it, I do try to find silver linings.1208BCDFAQs11208BCDFAQs2

Did the people who cut me off yesterday give me a chance to just be more grateful for life and cherish it more than the average person.   Did it awaken me to get it more than others?    Did I come closer to understanding and appreciate my own efforts to try and do better.  To believe in intervention because those few seconds changed the course of my life which may lead me to a host of dreams come true?

Many times, bad things may happen but sometimes I see beyond what others do.  I see the ripple effect at work.  Now it is up to me to have the ripples go in the direction I want for the experiences that will lead me to a better life.

In November, opportunities to be grateful, to give thanks, to experience awakenings.   How marvelous to have a chance to give thanks, to give back, to pay it forward, to fly.

I am also taking time in November for myself to get my exercise in more.   I already work out three times a week but know I need to do more and work harder.  My weightlifting is actually pretty good on the schedule but I need to amp up my cardio.

I also am in preparation for my Christmas Cards (the joke is that I get them out the day before Thanksgiving so people receive them first the day after Thanksgiving).   Well, don’t know that I will be first but I do know that the years I didn’t give them out due to monetary reasons, were lost opportunities to tell people I loved them one last time and let them know that they were part of my life and important to me.

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In January, I hope to list the 360 plus charities (one a day) in the Louisville area which are non profit.   To feature the different ways we can help one another and be helped in return.   To feature ways to experience a renewal and awakening of connecting.

Hope you will join me in November to look inward and focus on gratitude and connecting with one another.

Bridal Shower/Wedding or Party Themes

My boo and I know we are going to get married but really not sure when.  But at this age, I have become very interested in trying to figure out what I want so when the time comes, I can move on it.  So amazing all the big and little choices that must be made for a party or wedding.  One thing is do we want to do a theme or just the basics.

If we do want a theme, that sometimes helps with other choices like colors, decorations, type of dress, the food, beverages, music, etc.   Since we met in high school and our mascot is the Yellowjacket, I have been going crazy on Pinterest with the Black and Gold theme.  I love the idea of implementing the word BEE as in Bride to BEE, thank you for BEEing here, etc.  Serving honey type foods, all the little hostess gifts.  So many options.

But the beauty of Pinterest is I can also go crazy with other themes too.  I found this nifty list online of 100 types of bridal showers.  They translate to just parties in general as well.   Hope you enjoy.

  1. Flamingos:
  2. Vintage Pool Party:
  3. Kaleidoscope of Colors:
  4. Travel Theme:
  5. Classy Backyard BBQ:
  6. Vintage Boudoir:
  7. Pancake Breakfast:
  8. Yoga:
  9. Black + White:
  10. Cooking Party:
  11. DIY Mimosa Bar:
  12. Neons + Neutrals:
  13. Country Western:
  14. Glitter:
  15. Rooted In Love:
  16. Fancy Beachfront:
  17. Desert:
  18. Downton Abbey:
  19. Ice Cream Social:
  20. Burlesque:
  21. Clam Bake:
  22. Watercolors:
  23. Chanel-Inspired:
  24. Wildflower:
  25. Gingham:
  26. Biergarten:
  27. Boudoir:
  28. Slumber Party:
  29. All White:
  30. Creekside Luncheon:
  31. DIY Perfume Bar:
  32. Glamping Trip:
  33. Lingerie Party:
  34. Pool Party:
  35. Winter Wonderland:
  36. Champagne Tasting:
  37. Fiesta:
  38. Pastels:
  39. Date Night Jar:
  40. Floral Arranging Party:
  41. Love + Hearts:
  42. Alice in Wonderland:
  43. Mermaid Theme:
  44. Lemons:
  45. Nautical:
  46. Rustic Vintage:
  47. Eskimo Party:
  48. Whimsical Circus:
  49. ABC Theme:
  50. Whiskey Tasting:
  51. Fairgrounds:
  52. Luxury Spa:
  53. Honey Theme:
  54. Princess Party:
  55. Quirky Tea Party:
  56. Toilet Paper Game:
  57. Rockabilly Theme:
  58. Peach + Mint:
  59. Antique Cabin:
  60. DIY Popsicle Party:
  61. Hello Kitty Theme:
  62. Farm-Inspired:
  63. Gourmet S’mores Bar:
  64. Day at the Races:
  65. Bohemian:
  66. Lemonade Stand:
  67. Cookie Decorating Party:
  68. Wine + Cheese:
  69. Something Blue:
  70. Gardening Theme:
  71. Co-ed Retro:
  72. Julia Child-Inspired:
  73. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party:
  74. Blueberries + Lemonade:
  75. Mid-Century Modern:
  76. Mug Making Party:
  77. Black + Yellow:
  78. Girl Scout Theme:
  79. Kate Spade-Inspired:
  80. Bohemian Backyard:
  81. Blowout Drybar Party:
  82. Brigitte Bardot-Inspired:
  83. Classic:
  84. All Natural Tea Party:
  85. Parisian:
  86. Lumberjack Theme:
  87. Mod:
  88. Cozy Camping:
  89. City Glam Country:
  90. Vintage:
  91. Candy Theme:
  92. Beach:
  93. Coral + Poppy:
  94. Woodland:
  95. Diamond (Donut) Rings:
  96. ‘20s-Inspired:
  97. Gold Parisian:
  98. DIY Tea Bar:
  99. Texas Sized:
  100. Elegant Garden Party:

Louisville Originals

A long time ago, my dad’s cousin and husband came for a visit.  They wanted to know what restaurants in Louisville and Kentucky were exclusive to our area.  At the time, the web site for Louisville Originals didn’t exist but now it does with all the answers.

We pride ourselves in Louisville with the tagline Keep Louisville Weird.  The variety of ways to partake in cuisine is rich as it is with its citizens like Diane Sawyer, Muhammad Ali, Colonel Harland Sanders, Jennifer Lawrence and so many more.

If you are coming for the Kentucky Derby or any other time, or you live here and just haven’t gone exploring yet, this a great list to keep it local and show the pride we all share.

From year to year, this list does change with openings and closings, so please make sure you go to the web sites of each or the Louisville Originals web site to see what is current.

http://www.louisvilleoriginals.com

August Moon

2269 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40204

http://www.augustmoonbistro.com/

Bistro 301

301 West Market St
Louisville, KY 40203

http://bistro301.com/

Bistro Le Relais

2817 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40205

http://www.lerelaisrestaurant.com/

Bluegrass Brewing Company – Arena

300 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Bluegrass Brewing Company – St. Matthews

3929 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207

Bluegrass Brewing Company – Theater Sq.

660 S. 4th Street, #2 Theater Square
Louisville, KY 40202

http://www.bbcbrew.com/

Bristol Bar & Grille – Downtown

614 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Bristol Bar & Grille – Highlands

1321 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

Bristol Bar & Grille – Hurstbourne

300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222

Bristol Bar & Grille – Jeffersonville

700 West Riverside Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Bristol Bar & Grille – Prospect

6051 Timber Ridge Drive
Prospect, KY 40059

http://www.bristolbarandgrille.com/

Buck’s Restaurant

425 W. Ormsby
Louisville, KY 40208

http://www.bucksrestaurantandbar.com/

Cafe Lou Lou – Highlands

2216 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY 40205

Cafe Lou Lou – St. Matthews

106 Sears Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207

http://cafeloulou.com/

Come Back Inn

909 Swan Street
Louisville, KY 40204

http://www.comebackinn.net/

Eiderdown

983 Goss Avenue
Louisville, KY 40217

Hiko-a-mon – Muhammad Ali

416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202

Hiko-a-mon – Westport

Westport Village, 1115 Herr Lane, Suite 130
Louisville, KY 40222

http://www.hikoamon.com/

Lilly’s Bistro

1147 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

http://www.lillyslapeche.com/

Mayan Cafe

813 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206

http://themayancafe.com/

Meridian Cafe

112 Meridian Ave
Louisville, KY 40207

Napa River Grill

1211 Herr Lane – Westport Village
Louisville, KY 40222

http://www.napariverlouisville.com/

North End Cafe – Crescent Hill

1722 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

North End Cafe – Highlands

2116 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

http://www.northendcafe.com/

Palermo Viejo Authentic Argentine Restaurant

1359 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

140 N. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40202

http://www.rivue.com/

Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe

1804 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

http://www.sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com/

The Irish Rover

2319 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

http://www.theirishroverky.com/

Uptown Cafe

1624 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

http://www.uptownlouisville.com/uptowncafe/

Vincenzo’s

150 S. Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

http://www.vincenzositalianrestaurant.com/pages/home.php

Winston’s Restaurant

3101 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40206

http://winstonsoflouisville.com/

VEGETARIAN and VEGAN

Fast Vegetarian Asian Cuisine at Heart and Soy

Inexpensive, fast, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food isn’t easy to find, but you can find it here at Heart & Soul. Traditional Asian cuisine is served and available for carry-out. This is a great place to find a healthy meal without having to modify items on the menu to make it some kind of vegetarian compromise.

Roots is located right next door if you’d like a sit-down, table service vegetarian/vegan alternative.

 Drink Your Health: A Living Food Café at Life Bar

Life Bar is a smoothie and juice cafe that serves you everything your body needs in a cup! Healthy foods can taste a little suspect, but Life Bar manages to make their options quite tasty.

Everything is organic including smoothies, tonics and superfoods. That includes education on living a healthy life style. They provide a comfortable atmosphere for people who want to venture into taking a more active role in their personal health and well being. Take that first step into getting healthy and stop into Life Bar.

 Authentic & Flavorful Mayan Cuisine at Mayan Cafe

The Mayan Cafe is a cozy and romantic restaurant serving the finest of Latin American cuisine. They proudly serve the essential ingredients and flavors of Mayan cooking – dishes rich with smoked chilies, pumpkins seeds, lime, oil infusions & roasted meats.

Mayan Cafe sources their meat exclusively from local farms and use as much sustainably-grown local produce & cheese as is seasonally available. Open for lunch and reopened again at dinner, the menu boasts a colorful array of dishes from Huevos Motulenos and Lima Beans (a must order dish), to Empanadas and Rabbit. The drink menu also offers plenty of options that will pair well with your meal. The Mayan Cafe is a dinner experience that is sure to impress.

 Healthy, Wholesome Food Made Simple at North End Cafe

Located on Historic Frankfort Avenue in two renovated shotgun style houses, the North End Cafe offers a unique setting for any occasion. Their decor blends historic architectural elements of the original design with modern accents. They also feature a collection of artwork from Louisville’s up and coming artists.

The menu highlights traditional items made with a health conscious approach using the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Wooden beams, exposed brick, and giant ceilings make a North End Cafe visit a cozy yet unique experience.

Chinese and Vegetarian Restaurant at Zen Garden

A vegetarian restaurant even meat-eaters can enjoy. The menu offers vegan and vegetarian interpretations of classic Asian-inspired dishes. Soups of all varieties, from Vietnamese Rice Soup to Udon Noodle Soup. If you’ve ever been a fan of Orange Chicken, the Orange Tofu isn’t too far off – the tofu is fried to crispy perfection with a creamy interior.

Zen Garden is a favorite of many vegetarians in the city.

Unique Dessert Experience, Finest Ingredients at Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe

Sweet Surrender is an award-winning dessert cafe renowned for its decadent desserts. It’s the perfect spot for those seeking a unique dessert experience. Open late, the cafe provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for anyone desiring dessert after dinner and away from the house.

All of the desserts at Sweet Surrender are made from scratch on the premises, using only the finest of ingredients! The pastry chefs at Sweet Surrender are constantly creating new desserts and adding new favorites to the menu of classic desserts that have made Sweet Surrender such a popular dessert destination for more than 20 years.

 Authentic South Indian Cuisine at Dakshin South Indian Restaurant

More than your typical Indian restaurant. North Indian Fare (think mattar paneer), South Indian (idli, dosa) in addition to Indo-Chinese and Indian street food. All are equally delicious and uncompromisingly authentic. The best Indian food in Louisville, possibly even the United States.

The menu is clearly labeled with regard to which dishes are vegetarian and vegan.

 Ethiopian Dining Downtown at Abyssina

Ethiopian dining is characterized by the breaking of “injera” bread and sharing food from a common plate. Come to experience the distinctive and unique spices used in the preparation of Ethiopian food. The staff is happy to help you navigate the unfamiliar territory of Ethiopian cuisine to guide you to something you can enjoy with the right amount of spice.

The traditional way of eating Ethiopian food is with your hands, by tearing off a piece of “injera” bread to grab a mouthful of your dish.

 Mediterranean and Ethiopian Bar & Grill at Addis Bar and Grill

A family-owned eatery in the heart of downtown. Portions are generous, dishes are flavorful, the bar is full. Kabobs, grape leaves, injera, and more. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options are available on the menu.

The atmosphere is nothing fancy – you order at the counter and are given plastic utensils. The no-frills ambiance is a testament to the quality of the food that people will line up for in spite of it.