Cralle Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Cralle Foundation mostly supports education and human services causes in and around Louisville, Kentucky.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, human services

IP TAKE: Although Cralle maintains a low profile, this funder is open to receiving grant applications from previously unaffiliated nonprofits in Kentucky as long as they stop by the foundation office to obtain the required forms. Unfortunately, the foundation lacks transparency and does not maintain a website.

PROFILE: Established in 1990, the Cralle Foundation is an independent foundation based in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a member of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network. Primary grantmaking areas of interest include education and human services.

The foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, the foundation prioritizes local education and human resources organizations. According to tax filings, other topics of interest include arts and culture, community development, environment, health and religion. Past grantees include Bellarmine College, the Louisville Zoo, Home of the Innocents, Episcopal Church Home, and the University of Kentucky.

Foundation grants range between $25,000 and $250,000. Review the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about its local giving. The foundation’s giving is largely focused on the city of Louisville, Kentucky with a few grants going to the Kentucky cities of Crestwood, Frankfort, St. Catherine, Lexington, Owensboro, Georgetown, London, Columbia and Danville, as well.

The foundation does not publish its grant application forms online. However, nonprofits are welcome to stop by the foundation office at 614 West Main Street, Suite 2500 in Louisville to obtain application forms. There are no submission deadlines. The phone number to reach the foundation staff is 502-581-1148. The primary contact person at the foundation is James T. Crain, Jr., who is the executive director and also an attorney in Louisville.


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