Mayor Fischer says One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has raised $10.7 million

May 27, 2020

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Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has raised $10.7 million. The fund, originally launched in March, supports individual households and local community organizations that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“One of the many inspiring things we’ve seen during this crisis is community support for our One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund,” said the Mayor. 

About 1,600 households have received funds totaling about $1.3 million that can be used for rent, food, utilities and other basic needs.


During today’s press briefing, the Mayor shared a testimonial from an anonymous Neighborhood Place client who has been approved to receive assistance from the fund. “I got off the phone with a lump in my throat unable to even say goodbye, tears flowing. It has been so hard. After over two long fearful months… I cannot believe something good has finally happened for my family and I. Thank you and may God Bless.”

The Mayor noted because of an overwhelming response for household support from the fund, the Office of Resilience and Community Services, which processes the applications, had to temporarily stop taking appointments.

“But I’m happy to announce we will be reopening our appointment system for One Louisville Household Assistance on Monday, June 1st,” said the Mayor. “And we’ll be booking 1,000 more appointments.”

To schedule an appointment, call 502-874-5060 or visit

Mayor Fischer also announced the latest round of community organizations and city partners that will receive financial support from the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund.

“These are organizations that do incredible work for the people of our city, and we’re proud to be able to support them,” the Mayor said. “The success of the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund is a great example of what a compassionate city does in a crisis.”

Community organizations and city partners that have been provided funding include:

  • A Hand Up Community Resource Center
  • Americana Community Center
  • Betterment Group, Incorporated
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
  • Black Butterfly Strong, Inc.
  • Black Community Development Corporation
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
  • CARE - Community Advocates for Resources and Empowerment
  • Cities United
  • Feed The City, Inc.
  • Franciscan Shelter House (The Franciscan Kitchen)
  • Gate of Hope Ministries International
  • Greater Israel Baptist Church
  • Hope Health Clinic, Inc.
  • Keeping It Real Loving Caring Sharing in the Neighborhood Institute, Inc.
  • Kentucky Harvest, Inc.
  • Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes
  • Lee Initiative, Inc.
  • Lincoln Foundation
  • Louisville Parks Foundation
  • Minority Mental Health Project
  • MOLO Village CDC        
  • Mom's Closet Resource Center (Sparc Hope)
  • Open Door of Hope, Inc. (Awake Ministries)
  • Open Door Youth Services
  • Operation Care, Inc., Shelby County, Kentucky
  • Sandefur Dining Room / Cathedral of the Assumption
  • Shepherdsville Nazarene Pantry
  • Smoketown Family Wellness Center
  • St. George's Scholar Institute
  • The Healing Place, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army
  • YouthBuild Louisville

To find out more about the fund or to apply for funds, go To donate, go to


Daily COVID-19 data

As of Wednesday, there have been 51 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Louisville, bringing the total to 2,427 with 1,571 recoveries. There have been three additional deaths since Tuesday, bringing the confirmed Louisville total to 157.

Gender/Age data for today’s deaths:

  • Male/82-years-old
  • Male/77-years-old
  • Male/70-years-old

Currently, 23 members of LMPD, Louisville Fire, Metro EMS, Metro Corrections and the Sheriff’s Office are off-duty due to COVID-19:

  • 6 are off with positive tests and in self-isolation.
  • 15 are off and quarantined due to exposure to someone with a positive test.
  • 2 are “screened off” with symptoms and tested, or due to be tested, but have not received test results.

Positive test numbers for first responders/public safety since the incident began:

  • 48 positive tests.
  • 42 have fully recovered and returned to duty.

Metro Corrections inmate data for May 27:

  • 833 inmates have been tested.
  • 9 positive tests.
  • 66 tests pending.


Thursday tele town hall to focus on Build Back Better, Together

On Thursday, Mayor Fischer will be joined by Chief of Equity Kendall Boyd, Chief of Louisville Forward Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Ann Coffey, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom for a tele town hall on the Build Back Better, Together initiative.

To participate, go to at 10 a.m. on Thursday.


Thursday evening virtual town hall

Mayor Fischer also announced a Thursday evening virtual town hall that will focus on a community conversation around the Breonna Taylor case. The virtual town hall will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 28, on the Mayor’s Facebook page. Residents are encouraged to share suggestions, questions and concerns with the Mayor, who will be joined by Chief of Public Safety Amy Hess, Chief of Equity Kendall Boyd, Dr. Eric Johnson with the Galilee Baptist Church and Sydney Tucker with the Mayor’s Youth Implementation Team.

To participate, go to at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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