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.
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
BaSe Family Fund
Community Foundation of Louisville
Ina Brown Bond Fund
James Graham Brown Foundation
Louisville Metro Innovation Delivery Team
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