Project Funding

The capital sources supporting the West Louisville FoodPort are diverse, and include a combination of local, state and federal grants, local and state incentives, New Market Tax Credits, local and national private and corporate foundation grants, and partner equity.

Sources of Funds V2

Several local foundations supported the project in its 2014 planning phase, including the James Graham Brown Foundation, the Community Foundation of Louisville, the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, the Reily/Bingham Family Fund, the WL Lyons Brown Foundation, the Augusta Brown Holland Foundation, and the Brook Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation. In addition, a $25,000 planning grant was awarded by the USDA Local Foods Promotion Program.

SCKY will be seeking support from the EPA for brownfield remediation, the MSD for green infrastructure development, the USDA for project implementation, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for community and economic development funding, and funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation. Individual businesses locating in the FoodPort may also qualify for state and local support, including the Kentucky Business Investment program and METCO loan program.

West Louisville FoodPort Funders

Augusta Brown Holland Foundation

Austin and Jane Musselman

Brooke Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation

Brown-Forman Corporation

BaSe Family Fund

Community Foundation of Louisville

Ina Brown Bond Fund

James Graham Brown Foundation

Louisville Metro Innovation Delivery Team

National FFA

Owsley Brown III

River Valley Club

Stephen Reily and Emily Bingham Foundation

The Gheens Foundation

USDA–Local Food Promotion Program

W.L. Lyons Brown Foundation