Grantee Stories Archive

Kentahten Institute of Waldorf Instruction

A Waldorf education is unique, holistic, engaging, sustainable and effective.  Because of the deep learning associated with Waldorf curriculum and instruction,The Norton Foundation is a proud advocate of Waldorf education as it incorporates the head, heart and hands in a . . .

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River City Drum Corp

Who hasn’t heard of the River City Drum Corp (RCDC), one of the most impactful and influential nonprofit organizations in Louisville? Started by Ed “Nardie” White and his late wife, Zambia Nkrumah, this west Louisville arts and education program for . . .

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Catholic Charities of Louisville

Catholic Charities of Louisville’s mission is to provide services for people in need, advocate for justice in social structures, and call others of goodwill to do the same.  It serves clients of all religious, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds, by . . .

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Dare to Care Food Bank

Some may wonder why the Norton Foundation is a strong supporter of Dare to Care. The answer is simple – kids can’t learn if they’re hungry. And kids need to eat healthy food to succeed – in school and in . . .

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Steam Exchange

Caitlin Kannapell and Rachel Mauser are artist entrepreneurs making a difference in Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood. In 2014 they combined forces to create Steam Exchange, a small nonprofit organization that is making a big impact on those it serves. The Steam . . .

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Americana World Community Center

Americana World Community Center is an important organization in our city. Some would argue that is more true today than ever. Its mission is to provide holistic services to Louisville’s refugee, immigrant, and underserved population to build strong and healthy . . .

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New Roots

New Roots cares about farmers, fresh food, and communities. This small but scrappy organization is working to be sure that fresh food insecure communities have access to healthy foods that come right off the farm. And equally important is the . . .

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Louisville Leopard Percussionists

“I truly believe these young people represent the best opportunity we have to make a better tomorrow.” – Carlos Santana, Grammy Award Winning Musician We couldn’t agree more. And that is why the Norton Foundation is pleased to support the . . .

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Waldorf School

The Norton Foundation and the Waldorf School of Louisville have a long history. Not only because members of the third generation of the Norton family, Janey Newton and Robin Dulaney, founded the school, but also because Waldorf education embodies Norton . . .

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Neighborhood House: Inspiring life dreams in Portland

One of our founding visions is to bring hands-on, life-changing education to predominately low-income neighborhoods. Since its foundation in 1896, Neighborhood House has brought arts and education opportunities to the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, where family and childhood poverty far . . .

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