In its largest investment since forming in 2018, the Brown Forman Foundation is donating $50 million to West Louisville organizations.
The money from the charitable arm of Brown-Forman Corp. will span 10 years and benefit programs meant to advance educational opportunities from early childhood through adult learning.
“Brown-Forman and the Brown-Forman Foundation aspire to have a transformative impact in the community we’ve called home for more than 150 years,” said Lawson Whiting, the CEO of Brown Forman Corp. and the director of the Brown-Forman Foundation, in a statement. “We believe that quality education, from cradle to career, is critical to lifelong success and helps ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Today’s announcement is another step on that journey and our commitment to positive, long-term change here in Louisville.”
Here are the other organizations Brown-Forman foundation is giving to and what the money will go toward, according to a press release:
“AMPED will receive $5 million to expand Out of School Time (OST) program offerings. AMPED will work with community partners aiming to provide support for youth, including social-emotional programming that centers on mentorship and music.”
This Chickasaw-based organization currently provides a free music program for kids, free technology training for adults and a Black business incubator.