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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Gallopalooza is back in 2024

… and Churchill Downs is the presenting sponsor!

Gallopalooza instills and increases civic pride by uniting the community through the display of artistically created statues. The brightly decorated statues will enliven the sidewalks and street corners of Louisville and surrounding areas throughout the summer of 2024 to celebrate the 150th Kentucky Derby and Gallopalooza’s 20th Anniversary.

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Light the Town Yellow

To celebrate the daffodils and the coming of spring, Brightside partnered with Waterfront Park to light the Big 4 Pedestrian Bridge yellow for a week! The Lynn Family Stadium, LG&E and KU building, MSD, Independence Bank in St Matthews, St. Matthew’s City Hall, and other businesses around Louisville joined in the celebration by lighting their buildings yellow as well.

Help us plant even more daffodils around Louisville!

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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.