Existing Groups & Organizations
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ACLU of Kentucky
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (ACLU) is freedom’s watchdog, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people by the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
A Fund Inc. People of Conscience Supporting Abortion Access Since 1993
A Fund, Inc. is the oldest abortion fund in KY. Since 1993, we have been helping to pay for abortions for women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies but who lack the means to pay for abortion. KY’s clinics are the most expensive in the region. For many years, we helped about 200 women a year; last year, we helped more than 400, at Kentucky clinics and clinics in surrounding states.
Americana Community Center
Americana World Community Center is bridging the gap from surviving to thriving for Louisville’s refugee, immigrant and underserved populations through education, family support, youth achievement, and career and financial development.
Anne Braden Institute
Where academic research meets community activism for racial and social justice.
Association of Black Students-Louisville
Black History Matters
This group Black History Matters, was formed to share black historical knowledge to all those who care to know
Black Lives Matter Louisville
Brothers Helping Brothers
Cards United Against Sweatshops
Catholic Charities, USA is the largest, private human services network in the United States, serving people of all religious, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. is the largest, private human services agency operated by the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Louisville comprises twenty-four counties in Central Kentucky and serves a population of approximately 1.1. million.
Central High School BSU
Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together
Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation
“CART promotes environmentally sustainable, socially just, multi-modal transportation that provides affordable access and regional connections to all race and income groups.”
Connections between environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment
We are a stakeholder advocacy group seeking accountability and transparency from the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) administration and Board of Ed.
Deer Park Neighborhood Association
Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
Democratic Socialists of America - Louisville
Douglass Blvd Christian Church
Open & Affirming Religious Community
Dominican Sisters of Peace, Springfield KY
Dominican Sisters of Peace, members of the Order of Preachers, are vowed Catholic Sisters who strive to live a life of peace-making wherever we are and in everything we do. - See more at: http://www.oppeace.org/who-we-are/#sthash.acbXPNNN.dpuf
duPont Girl Up
To raise awareness and build action around environmental issues in Louisville, KY and the surrounding region.
EarthSave Louisville educates people about the extremely powerful and documented effects our food choices have on the environment, our health and all life on Earth, and encourages an ever-transitioning shift toward a healthy, plant-based diet.
Every Saturday Morning
Louisville Clinic Escort volunteers offer to accompany people seeking abortions to the door of EMW Women’s Surgical Center while practicing de-escalation and promoting normalization of abortion access.
Fair Housing Coalition
The Fair Housing Coalition discusses and investigates issues relating to fair housing and anti-discrimination efforts in housing and lending. Fair Housing Coalition Members include concerned citizens and activists, as well as representatives of governmental and non-profit service organizations. Participating agencies include the Center for Accessible Living, the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, and the Lexington Fair Housing Council.
Fellowship of Reconciliation - Louisville Chapter
An interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a means of radical social change through education and coalition building. We engage social justice issues through nonviolent action locally, nationally and globally.
First Unitarian Church Mission & Outreach Ministry
Open & Affirming Religious Community
Food in Neighborhoods
The Louisville Food Blog was conceived as a way for non-profits, neighborhood associations, policy makers, and individuals city-wide to share with one another the ideas, events, resources, and concerns surrounding the Food Justice movement in Louisville, KY.
The progressive voice for the Bluegrass state
Girls to Goddesses
Greater Louisville Central Labor Council, GLCLC
Greater Louisville Sierra Club
Highlands Neighborhood Association
Protecting our values, our neighbors, and ourselves will require mounting a strong, united, indivisible resistance to the Trump agenda — a resistance that seeks to protect all our civil rights, built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness Trum. Here in Kentucky, we have a unique opportunity: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the power behind the obstruction of the last 8 years, is accountable to us. Newspapers have indicated that he will be the most powerful politician in Washington, DC during the Trump administration. It is our obligation to make sure he remembers that he works for us
Interfaith Paths to Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace Kentucky
opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth - Jefferson County Chapter
KFTC is a grassroots organization of 10,000 members across Kentucky. We have local chapters and at-large members in many counties. We use a set of core strategies, from leadership development to communications and voter empowerment, to impact a broad range of issues, including coal and water, new energy and transition, economic justice and voting rights.
Stand For Kentucky Action Page: http://kftc.org/stand-for-Kentucky
Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare (KSPH)
We are working to pass universal, single payer health insurance as embodied in the plan of the Physicians for a National Health Program and in HR 676, the Medicare for All legislation, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers. We are working to build a movement in Kentucky strong enough to win the support of our elected representatives.
We are working to direct the anger and frustration engendered by an unjust health system into positive work to bring the humane changes we need. We work to bring both hope and health. We work to make what is morally right also politically possible. We need you. All of us are in this together. We can build a more united, healthy, hopeful Kentucky.
Kentucky Women’s March
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
KY Workers League
Kentucky Workers League is a local group of Socialists who fight the power and serve the people in the Bluegrass.
We’re Socialists: that means we love freedom and justice, that we think those things are incompatible with capitalism, and that we want workers to take over the world.
We are an action-based organization that uses projects and campaigns to demonstrate our values. Our strategy is to work with likeminded collectives across the United States to build a new working class Socialist party over 40 years. Our goal is Socialism, a society where the working class is in the driver’s seat based on democracy and cooperation.
KY Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
The mission of the Alliance is to bring the need and the people who want change together – and ultimately to build an anti-racist majority.
KY Association of Sexual Assault Programs
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) is the coalition of Kentucky's 13 Regional Rape Crisis Centers. The representatives of each of the 13 Rape Crisis Centers make up KASAP's Board of Directors. Since it was established in 1990, KASAP has served as a central point of contact on sexual violence issues in Kentucky.
KASAP provides technical assistance to member programs and other professionals, advocates for improvements in public policy, fosters coalition building among members and those with common concerns, and promotes prevention and public awareness regarding sexual violence and related issues.
KY Center for African American Heritage
TheKentucky Center for African American Heritage is the result of a collection of African American educators, artists and historians who have collaborated to give the long dormant history of African Americans in the region the voice and platform it deserves. This group evolved from the Louisville and Jefferson County African American Heritage Committee into its current mold, with a single unifying goal of promoting the Kentuckiana region’s black heritage.
In 1994, The African American Heritage Foundation (AAHF) had the initial goal of encouraging the preservation of African American sites, communities and culture. This began with the preservation of historic structures in the African American community, and the recognition of important sites through its historic marker program. Now, the AAHF has opened a Center, located at 18th and Muhammad Ali Blvd. in Louisville, Kentucky. The center is dedicated to the sole purpose of showcasing these triumphs. Here, African American history has the platform to share its monumental achievements with the community in which it took place.
KY Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to end the use of the death penalty in Kentucky.
KY Commission on Human Rights
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 344), and, through its affiliations with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforces federal civil rights laws.
KY Equal Justice Center
Ensuring equal justice for all Kentuckians
Kentucky Equal Justice Center is a non-profit poverty law advocacy center.
KY Health Justice Network
KHJN supports Kentuckians towards achieving autonomy in our lives and justice for our communities. We advocate, educate, and provide direct services to ensure all Kentucky communities and individuals have power, access, and resources to be healthy and have agency over our lives.
Our work is guided by the reproductive justice framework, developed by women and people of color. We believe reproductive rights are human rights, and that all people should be able to decide if, when, and how to parent
KY Interfaith Power & Light
To care for God's creation by mobilizing a religious response to global warming through conservation, efficiency, and alternative energy.
KY Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America And the Caribbean (KITLAC)
Beginning in the 1980s and continuing today, KITLAC works in solidairy with the people of the region on issues of U.S. policy, militarism, human rights and economic justice.
KY Jobs with Justice
Fighting for workers' rights and social justice!
KY Justice Coalition
KY Progressive Coalition
KY Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
PRO-FAITH • PRO-FAMILY • PRO-CHOICE Founded in 1973 as a state affilate of the national Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. We are pro-choice because our faith. We believe that a woman's right to make reproductive choices is sacred and fundamental to religious freedom.
KY Refugee Ministries
KY Waterways Alliance
Kentucky Waterways Alliance envisions healthy waterways throughout Kentucky. We strive to achieve the best protections possible from water pollution in our communities and work toward a healthier future for all. We are an advocate for healthy waterways and communities.
Labor Network for Sustainability
LNS is dedicated to helping labor realize its self-interest in becoming a central player in the movement to address climate change, economic instability and political deadlock, and to build a sustainable future for the planet and its people. We break new ground, clearing the way for unions and others in the labor movement to engage in climate issues. We are also educating the environmental movement about the importance of engaging in jobs issues, and paving the way for climate campaigns to include jobs programs. We are pushing the envelope of what is possible both for labor and for the environmental movement.
La Casita Center enhances the well-being of Louisville's Latino community through education, empowerment, advocacy, and wellness. La Casita Center works intentionally to build a thriving community based on mutual support and respect.
Lexington Fairness is committed to achieve equal rights under the law, acceptance, and fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Central Kentucky through local community action, grassroots advocacy, network-building, and educational outreach
Looking for Lillith Theatre Company
an ensemble company that creates productions and programming through re-examining history and questioning today from women’s perspectives, a practice that frequently uncovers unheard voices. LFL productions and programming serve adults, youth and children locally, nationally and internationally.
Louisville Books to Prisoners
We are a group in Louisville, Kentucky aimed at putting books into the hands of prisoners. We provide resources to the incarcerated and those impacted by incarceration, while raising consciousness about the prison-industrial complex
Louisville Food not Bombs
Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East
We support freedom from occupation and equal rights for all. International law guarantees these human rights, including the right to live in peace and security. We aim to change those U.S. policies that sustain Israel’s nearly 50 year illegal occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
Louisville Committee for Israeli & Palestine States
Formed in 1989 by activists from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Arab and Jewish communities, the Louisville Committee for Israeli/ Palestinian States provides the opportunity for individuals of various backgrounds and faiths to work together for a just and constructive resolution to the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. We support the right of the Palestinian people to establish a state of Palestine beside the state of Israel, with mutual and international guarantees of peace and security for both nations. Our work expresses our hope that the two communities can be reconciled in the land they both claim and must share.
Beverley Marmion (451-5658)
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Louisville Juneteenth Festival
Louisville Metro Council
The Louisville Metro Council is the city council of Louisville, Kentucky (Louisville Metro). It was formally established in January 2003 upon the merger of the former City of Louisville with Jefferson County and replaced the city's Board of Aldermen and the county's Fiscal Court (three county commissioners).
Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission
Local Government The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission seeks to bridge the many ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Louisville Metro through a combination of civil law enforcement and education & outreach.
We ensure that groups in Louisville participate in civic activities and have a voice in the community by bringing awareness of our diverse populations, and a fundamental need to blend these diverse community characteristics, into a more understanding, supportive, tolerant, all-inclusive society.
We also monitor contract compliance for entities doing business with Louisville Metro Government.
And, we have legally-chartered responsibilities to enforce anti-discrimination laws in Louisville Metro/Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Louisville Metro Women’s Network
The Women's Network is a citizen network to educate, motivate, advocate and activate Kentuckians in support of Democratic Party principles.
Louisville Peace Action Community
LPAC is dedicated to peace, justice and world community. Our goals are to educate ourselves and to impact public opinion through creative non-violent action, the use of technology and lifestyle changes. We strive to build local and national coalitions in order to restore participatory democracy and to act as an outlet for alternative voices in order to promote human rights, economic justice and self-determination for all people.
Louisville Story Program
Amplifying Unheard Voices
The Louisville Story Program strengthens community by amplifying unheard voices and untold stories. We partner closely with overlooked Louisville residents by providing extensive writing and oral history workshops and intensive editorial support, culminating in professionally-designed documentary books, exhibits, and radio programs in which our authors tell the stories of their lives and communities in their own words. We then work to ensure the broadest possible audience for their work, and to leverage their achievements into additional opportunities for them.
LSURJ - Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice
Louisville SURJ is a local effort to organize white people for racial justice.
Ensure political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all persons. Eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
“We create and support grassroots cooperative efforts that dismantle oppressive systems of racism, sexism, and capitalism. We build working-class power.”
Louisville Urban League, Inc.
Changing Lives As an active partner, leader and catalyst we will assist African Americans, other minority groups and the disadvantaged attain social and economic equality and stability through direct services and advocacy.
Louisville Youth Group
LOUNITY is what happens when a CITY decides to take it's COMMUNITIES back!!! The TIME is NOW and WE can NO longer ACCEPT the things that are going on here.
Louisville Peace Action Community (LPAC)
LPAC is dedicated to peace, justice and world community.
Our goals are to educate ourselves and to impact public opinion through creative non-violent action, the use of technology and lifestyle changes. We strive to build local and national coalitions in order to restore participatory democracy and to act as an outlet for alternative voices in order to promote human rights, economic justice and self-determination for all people.
Louisville Peace Web
Kentucky Mental Health Coalition
This coalition was established in 1982 by nine mental health organizations to support collaboration and to speak with one advocacy voice for the prevention and treatment of mental illness and the promotion of mental health. In 2003, the KMHC membership approved a reframed and broadened mission: To bring together the collective voices of consumers, family members, advocates and providers to educate the public, to engage policy makers and to increase the resources necessary to address the Commonwealth’s human service needs while improving the mental health and well-being of all Kentuckians. Voting membership in KMHC is limited to organizations, 80 of which are current members; individuals may also join. The member organizations pay annual dues which vary as to whether they are statewide or local and whether they are advocacy organizations, service delivery agencies or professional associations.
Metro Democratic Club
An open, inclusive organization of progressive Democrats that shares ideas, supports candidates, and champions progressive policies.
Metropolitan Housing Coalition
Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus
The Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus works to increase women’s participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train and support feminist women for election and appointment to public office.
to foster community unity and galvanize kind, progressive action
Muhammad Ali Center
Museum and Multicultural Center
Muslim Student Union
Established in January 1963, the Muslim Student Association of the U.S. & Canada (MSA National) continues to serve Muslim students during their college and university careers by facilitating their efforts to establish, maintain and develop local MSA chapters.
Narrow The Gap
National Council of Jewish Women Louisville Section
The Louisville Section of NCJW was founded in 1895 by Rebecca Rosenthal Judah to further human welfare through education, philanthropy, service, and social action. For 120 years, our section continues to benefit the community by supporting programs and agencies that work to improve the lives of women, children, and families of all faiths within our community and in Israel.
NCJW, Louisville is an all-volunteer led organization. As the oldest and largest women’s organization in Jefferson County, we are very proud of how many of Louisville’s current social service agencies were originally created or established by NCJW.
National Lawyers Guild Louisville
The Guild seeks to unite lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization which shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.
Building sustainable systems for accessing the farm fresh food we ALL need to be happy and healthy
West Louisville Path to Prosperity
Pantsuit Nation Kentucky
Story + Action
Parents for Social Justice
Helping Parents participate in Social Action
Peace Education Program
LGBTQ+ Support Groups
Planned Parenthood of Indiana & Kentucky
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare & Provider
Energy Conservation Services and Promote Energy Savings in Community
Red Tent Louisville
Reproductive Rights for Kentucky
To support federal and state elected officials who safeguard reproductive rights
RESULTS Louisville is the local chapter of RESULTS International leveraging public and political action to end global and domestic poverty.
Smoketown Neighborhood Association
Sowers of Justice Network
Shaped in the light of the Gospel teachings of Jesus, we are a broad coalition of churches and individuals working for social justice through nonviolent action. Through networking, organizing, education, and advocacy we seek to engage local, national, and global issues of economic justice, human rights for all, racial justice, environmental integrity, and peace.
Spalding University Multicultural Psychological Association
The Spalding Multicultural Group is a professional academic organization dedicated to advancing multicultural awareness through research, scholarship, and community outreach. The group promotes learning, growth, acceptance, and cultural competency in professional psychology and the community at large. We are concerned with the welfare and psychological health of persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, people living in poverty, women and children, and other groups who are marginalized due to their identity.
Stand up Sunday
Community building coalition & space to combat factors in opposition to Black Lives Matter
Students for Justice in Palestine
Teamsters Local Union 783
Teamsters Local Union 783 is an affiliate of Joint Council #94, which is made up of the following Teamsters Local Unions in kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee & West Virginia:
IBT Local 783
IBT Local 89
IBT Local 651
IBT Local 2727
IBT Local 215
IBT Local 175
IBT Local 236
Teatro Tercera Llamada
Teatro Tercera Llamada, una compañia de teatro en español en Louisville, Kentucky
Teatro Tercera Llamada, a Spanish language theatre company in Kentucky.
The 502 Crew
The Carl Braden Memorial Center
The Center for Women and Families
The Food Literacy Project
The Food Literacy Project envisions a community with a just and sustainable food system that cultivates healthy citizens.
Our mission is to inspire a new generation to build healthy relationships with food, farming, and the land.
The Salaam Network
Salaam Network is an interfaith group committed to building bridges of understanding and harmony from a knowledge based foundation.
The Women’s Center UofL
Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church Social Justice Committee
The mission of Thomas Jefferson Unitarian church is to make a difference in the world by creating a community of celebration, sharing and support, where we explore questions of belief, spirit and values, and where we welcome all who seek the paths of truth and who honor freedom with responsibility. We welcome and affirm people of all abilities---those seeking community with progressives, activists, grounded in liberal religion; Humanists, Agnostics, Deists & Atheists welcome! We are all on a different path.
Together We Will Louisville & So IN Chapter
We are a group of people who have realized that we must be more politically active. We serve as a connection to existing groups currently and we are working to help create a national united movement against injustice.
Turkish Friendship Association
UofL College of Arts & Sciences
UofL Students for Justice in Palestine
Veterans for Peace Chapter 168
Veterans For Peace Chapter 168 in Louisville, KY is a local chapter of the national Veterans for Peace organization.
West Louisville Talks
The West Louisville Talks is sponsored by a group of civic & community organizations seeking to educate and bring about positive change.
West Louisville Urban Coalition
We are working for the common good and having the knowledge, respect and connections to effect positive change in Louisville's West End
West Jefferson County Community Task Force
The West Jefferson County Community Task Force (WJCCTF) was established by the Jefferson County Division of Environmental Health and Protection to identify environmental problems in the West Louisville area. The Task Force includes representatives from 12 neighborhoods in West Louisville and three at-large members. In addition to neighborhood participation, four of the larger industries in the community are also represented: DuPont, DuPont Dow Elastomers, Rohm and Haas, Zeon, and the Metropolitan Sewer District. The WJCCTF meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., at the NIA Center.
YouthBuild Louisville is an education, job training and leadership program designed to champion young adults to build productive lives and sustainable communities.