Our Community

Being a premier metropolitan research university means thinking globally and serving locally. UofL is an economic engine for the city of Louisville, our state and region.  The UofL Foundation is committed to helping the community.

The University of Louisville is dedicated to community service. Our students donate more than 200,000 hours of service every year and raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. UofL has more than 800 partnerships with organizations in the Louisville area and a significant presence statewide. Students and faculty in our School of Medicine help train future doctors at eight Area Health Education Centers around Kentucky.  Students in our law school offer free legal assistance to scores of clients every year, helping them with housing problems and divorces and representing them at hearings for emergency protective orders. Interns in our Kent School of Social Work provide pro-bono services to the community in critical areas such as child welfare and assisting the aging.

The UofL Foundation is committeed to helping the community

What’s more, the university is making life better , working to reduce disparities experienced in education, health, economic development and social services.

UofL’s helping hand also extends to those who are serving our country or who have done so in the past.  The UofL Office of Military & Veterans mission is to smooth the transition from military life to student life by devoting individualized support to veteran students and their families in providing a broad range of services, coordinating with VA, university departments, and other community organizations.

The Foundation invests in community programs and partnerships – including those for military families and young entrepreneurs. In this way, the Foundation enriches the lives of all local citizens, not just our students.

Literary leadership enriches the community

The University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum is a non-profit, nationally recognized literary event dedicated to enriching the Louisville community by showcasing renowned authors and interviewers, right here at home. This candid, uninterrupted hour of conversation is taped by Kentucky’s public television- KET- for national distribution. It is the only Louisville cultural event distributed to PBS member stations to air throughout the country, including airings on WORLD Channel in top tier markets of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, among others. transition from military life to student life by devoting individualized support to veteran students and their families in providing a broad range of services, coordinating with VA, university departments, and other community organizations. The series, sponsored by  Brown-Forman and The Humana Foundation, was founded by Mary Moss Greenebaum in 1996, and is celebrating more than 20 years of great conversations. Details about past and upcoming Forums can be found at: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com