Stock Yards Bank Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Stock Yards Bank Foundation supports arts and culture, education, health and human services in and around Louisville, Kentucky.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts and culture, education, health, human services

IP TAKE: This bank funder lacks transparency and does not welcome unsolicited requests. Louisville nonprofits that receive grants usually have a personal connection to the bank’s staff. The foundation concentrates funding in the Louisville, Kentucky, area.

PROFILE: Established in 2001, the Stock Yards Bank Foundation is the charitable arm of Stock Yards Bank and based in Louisville, Kentucky. The bank began as a small financial institution serving Louisville in 1904 and has since evolved into a nationally recognized entity. This company-sponsored foundation’s grantmaking includes arts and culture, education, health and human services.

The foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, it regularly supports local causes in the Louisville area. Past grantees include School Choice Scholarships, Kentucky Country Day School, Court Appointed Special Advocates, SJ Kids Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana.

Foundation grants range between $2,000 and $10,000. Review the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about its local giving. The foundation prioritizes Louisville, Kentucky with its funding. In addition to Louisville, the bank also serves Indianapolis, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits and only makes contributions to pre-selected charitable organizations. The phone number to reach the foundation staff is 502-625-2282, and the foundation president is David P. Heintzman.

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