2020 Grant Recipient

YouthBuild Louisville

AWARD: $103,000


PROJECT: Renovating properties into a Smoketown Hopebox Laundromat + Community Space

How this funding will impact this organization:  

Funding from Impact100 Louisville will support YouthBuild Louisville’s Smoketown Hopebox Laundromat + Community Space project. The renovation of vacant properties into a local laundromat and meeting/community spaces will provide much needed amenities and will enable the development of programs to stimulate the Smoketown economy. Current laundry facilities are over 2-1/2 miles away. In addition, the Smoketown Hopebox facility will function as a site for arts and culture activities, offer trainings, ensure job development for the community through the Business Incubator program and continued partnership with employers and corporations. Local nonprofit and corporate partners will utilize the space to offer training, workshops and UofL clinic hours will be offered by our wellness partners.

Wish List:  

  • Craft Supplies (construction paper, pipe cleaners, glitter, puffballs, beads, tissue paper, etc)
  • Backpacks
  • Extension Cords
  • Tape measures for students
  • Twin bed sheet sets