The Brown-Forman Foundation Grant

From The Brown-Forman Foundation

The Brown‑Forman Foundation is dedicated to enriching the experience of life, with an emphasis on Brown‑Forman’s headquarters’ home city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Grant uses


The Foundation partners with organizations that meet the criteria below and align with our strategic focus areas:

  • Enhance Arts and Cultural Living
    • Increase access to vibrant, diverse, and educational arts & cultural experiences
  • Ensure Essential Living Standards
    • Support social services that improve well-being and strengthen communities
    • Fund education initiatives that provide opportunities for lifelong success
  • Empower Responsible and Sustainable Living
    • Invest in initiatives that encourage moderation and reduce alcohol-related harm
    • Protect the environment and conserve natural resources vital to our communities and business


Organization's Location
Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA
Program Location
USA (AL, CA, NY, TN, with strong preference for Louisville, KY), Belgium (Brussels), Brazil (São Paulo), Mexico (Mexico City), South Korea (Seoul), Taiwan (Taipei), Netherlands (Amsterdam), UK (London)
Organization Type

Priority is given to organizations located in Louisville, Kentucky. Organizations in areas that are outside of Louisville, Kentucky may submit a project overview of no more than 250 words to for consideration.


Public schools (K-12)
Group tours
Athletic teams or leagues
Requests by foreign organizations
Religious organizations such as churches and synagogues
Any organization that is not a public charity described in either Section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code
Third parties seeking donations on behalf of nonprofit organizations – donations must be made directly to a nonprofit
Political organizations or for political campaign purposes
Requests to carry on a voter registration drive
Grant requests for projects that include lobbying, propaganda, or other attempts to influence legislation
Past grantees that have failed to provide a completed grant agreement, grant report, or other required documentation
Requests to satisfy the personal pledge of a Foundation or Brown-Forman director, officer, key staff person, or family member thereof
Requests that, if granted, would provide a personal benefit to a Foundation or Brown-Forman director, officer, key staff person, or family member thereof, other than naming or similar publicity


Required Attachments
Board List
501(c)(3) Letter
W9 Form
Form 990
Organizational Budget
Project Budget