Grantee Stories Archive

Dare to Care Food Bank

Some may wonder why the Norton Foundation is a strong supporter of Dare to Care. The answer is simple – kids can’t learn if they’re hungry. And kids need to eat healthy food to succeed – in school and in . . .

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Steam Exchange

Caitlin Kannapell and Rachel Mauser are artist entrepreneurs making a difference in Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood. In 2014 they combined forces to create Steam Exchange, a small nonprofit organization that is making a big impact on those it serves. The Steam . . .

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Americana World Community Center

Americana World Community Center is an important organization in our city. Some would argue that is more true today than ever. Its mission is to provide holistic services to Louisville’s refugee, immigrant, and underserved population to build strong and healthy . . .

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New Roots

New Roots cares about farmers, fresh food, and communities. This small but scrappy organization is working to be sure that fresh food insecure communities have access to healthy foods that come right off the farm. And equally important is the . . .

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Louisville Leopard Percussionists

“I truly believe these young people represent the best opportunity we have to make a better tomorrow.” – Carlos Santana, Grammy Award Winning Musician We couldn’t agree more. And that is why the Norton Foundation is pleased to support the . . .

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Waldorf School

The Norton Foundation and the Waldorf School of Louisville have a long history. Not only because members of the third generation of the Norton family, Janey Newton and Robin Dulaney, founded the school, but also because Waldorf education embodies Norton . . .

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Neighborhood House: Inspiring life dreams in Portland

One of our founding visions is to bring hands-on, life-changing education to predominately low-income neighborhoods. Since its foundation in 1896, Neighborhood House has brought arts and education opportunities to the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, where family and childhood poverty far . . .

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The Food Literacy Project: Farm-to-table education for life

The Food Literacy Project is a long-term project that fulfills many of our own goals, inspiring a new generation to build healthy relationships with food, farming, and the land. The Food Literacy Project impacts the lives of local children through . . .

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Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts: Impacting thousands of young lives

The Norton Foundation believes that children and young adults should be actively engaged in hands-on education; it is one of the core beliefs that created our mission back in 1954. Since its inception in 1983 The Kentucky Center for the . . .

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