Social Infrastructure & Impact

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The Social Infrastructure & Impact Focus Area Team will focus on the challenges and opportunities in our philanthropic and nonprofit sector. The nonprofit sector is critical now more than ever, as public and private sectors face shortfalls in income that reduce already limited community resources. As nonprofits are seeing dramatic shifts in revenue and ability to serve individuals, philanthropy is experiencing increasing demand for support across the community. The city looks forward to partnering with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and community partners like Metro United Way and the Council of Agency Executives to explore new ways to work collaboratively on the reimagine and rebound recovery effort for nonprofits. This effort will work to address the following:

The team will work with nonprofit, social-services sector and philanthropic leaders on the following: 

  • Highlight emerging successful collaborations resulting from this crisis.
  • Emphasize what we are learning and develop ways to replicate them.
  • Develop ways to expand collaboration and find ways to create efficiency and impact.
  • Leverage the assets of the sector to strengthen impact and influence.
  • Identify and eliminate practices that take too many resources and too little impact.
  • Identify best practices from partnerships to improve effectiveness of the sector.
  • Create an actionable plan for the sector.

The work will be built on the foundation already established in existing plans, including Vision LouisvillePlan 2040Resilient LouisvillePrepare LouisvilleSustain LouisvilleHealthy Louisville 2025, and the Health Equity Report. Metrics may include data around wealth, education, life expectancy and generosity gaps.