Making LouisvilleBeautiful

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Donor-funded and Volunteer Driven

We unite people in our communities through clean and green activities that beautify and foster pride through volunteerism, planting efforts, sustainability and education.

Brightside is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to the greening and beautification of Louisville’s gateways and neighborhoods. Through landscape enhancements like tree & flower plantings, creating mini botanical gardens, cleanup efforts and educational programs we do our part to beautify the places we call home.

Field of daffodils in Louisville Kentucky


Our dedication to creating and maintaining green spaces is highlighted by our efforts to enhance the tree canopy, plant new perennial flowers, and lead sustainability efforts throughout the city.

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Brightside Foundation volunteers in green shirts with litter


We provide hands-on opportunities to engage the members of our community in reducing litter to help impact the environment and the beautification of our streets.

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Through educational programs, we spread our mission to our children and community, empowering them to take care of their environment.

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Fall 2020 Tree Planting and the Brown-Forman Legacy Tree Program

Thanks to the support of Brown-Forman, Humana and LG&E, Brightside planted 70 canopy trees in West Louisville. Since 1986, over 3,500 trees have been planted in West Louisville through partnerships between Brown-Forman and Brightside.

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Brown Forman planting with volunteers in 2010

Invest in Louisville’s future

Our mission to achieve a more beautiful Louisville is donor-funded and volunteer driven. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and directly improves the green spaces, tree canopies, reduces litter and engages the community in creating a more beautiful and green Louisville that can be sustained into the future.