Building Our Community
Courier-Journal Media is an integral part of the Louisville and Southern Indiana community. That is why we believe the role of Courier-Journal Media involves more than growing businesses and keeping the community informed. It involves continually working to make this community a healthier, happier and safer place for those who reside and visit here. Courier-Journal Media values the partnerships that we have with nonprofit organizations in our community, and we work hard to help them in their efforts.
Every year, Courier-Journal Media, provides thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to assist nonprofit organizations including American Red Cross, Leukemia & Lymphoma Team in Training, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Bike to Beat Cancer, Susan G Komen Race For The Cure, Shoe Drive for Water Step, Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana, Dare to Care Food Bank, Metro United Way, Fund for the Arts, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Kentuckiana Heart Walk, Center for Women and Families, Kentucky Humane Society and the Goodwill Power to Work Program. As a company, we heavily support these signature philanthropic efforts:
Gannett Foundation: A philanthropic foundation sponsored by Gannett. The Gannett Foundation supports nonprofit activities in Greater Louisville and other Gannett influenced communities. In 2012, the Gannett Foundation made grants and matched employee donations to nonprofits for a total of $6.9 million. Locally, in Louisville, the Gannett Foundation contributed $82,100 to 23 nonprofit groups in 2013 to make Louisville a better community.
Share a Story: Each year, Courier-Journal Media employees and their family members volunteer on a common initiative to help our neighbors in need. In 2013, we started Share A Story to promote childhood literacy with a goal of collecting 5,000 children's books and organizing reading and book distribution events throughout Greater Louisville. In total, more than 20,000 books were collected and Share A Story has continued with reading and enrichment events, book giveaways and essay contests for local students.