Brightside Foundation and Brightside, Inc. function together as a public/private partnership, merging the resources of Metro Government and those of private citizens, corporations and foundations. This unique public-private partnership contributes to the health and beauty of our community throughout Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky through activities including community-wide cleanups to reduce waste and litter and encourage recycling; the creation and maintenance of green spaces and plantings; sustainability efforts to conserve and expand the tree canopy; educational programs that instill values of clean, green and sustainability among our youngest citizens; and high-profile events that raise public awareness and help support Brightside’s mission.


Brightside, Inc. is dedicated to uniting people in clean and green activities that beautify and foster pride in our community through volunteerism, planting, sustainability, & education.

Brightside promotes sustainability through long-standing education programs that spread our mission to future generations and prepare for a brighter tomorrow, while our green living program advocates and educates about everyday sustainable living practices. Our BrightSites and planting projects strengthen and support our native ecosystem and tree canopy, while encouraging community involvement, pride in place, and economic development. You can view the community impact of Brightside’s activities on the interactive One Bright City map.

Because our programs are run entirely on privately donated dollars, any donation to the Brightside Foundation is an investment in our community.

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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 well into the future.