Nonprofit Spotlight | Waterfront Botanical Gardens

Waterfront Botanical Gardens
1435 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY  40206

Contact person:
Megan Bibelhauser, Director of Marketing and Communications

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact on the community.

Waterfront Botanical Gardens is an urban botanical garden located minutes away from downtown Louisville and southern Indiana. Built upon a former landfill, the Gardens are a living museum that allows visitors to explore native and unique plant species while creating a deeper connection with nature. From Master Gardener to planting novice, the Gardens are here for all to enjoy. Admission is FREE, but as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Gardens rely on community support to grow. Of the complete 23-acre site, three acres have been developed. The Gardens offer adult and youth programming, special community events, event rental space, group tours, and more. Soon, Waterfront Botanical Gardens will simply be a part of growing up in Kentucky and southern Indiana!

Agency Mission Statement or Description: Our mission is to cultivate urban botanical gardens that educate, inspire, and enhance appreciation of the relationship between plant life and a healthy environment.

Year established: Waterfront Botanical Gardens opened to the public in 2019.

Counties/regions serviced: The Gardens are a local, regional, and national attraction.

Focus areas: Environment, Sustainability, Adult and Youth Education

Impact on community: Waterfront Botanical Gardens is a unique cultural institution that provides imaginative and engaging programming, events, and experiences as well as education and research. In 2022, we welcomed 40,000 visitors to the Gardens and provided education to nearly 3,000 youth and 1,600 adults.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers help us grow! Whether you love getting down in the dirt or greeting guests with a smile, there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved at the Gardens. Join our 300 active volunteers with hands-on gardening, education, community outreach, special events, administrative support, Garden Guiding, and more! Visit for information.

How 1si members can help your organization: We need your help to continue growing! 1si members can support the Gardens by donating, attending a class or special event, becoming a member, volunteering, or renting space at the Gardens for your next special event. If nothing else, please come visit – it’s free! Explore these opportunities at

Nonprofit Spotlight | The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army
2300 Greenvalley Rd .
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone:     812-206-2652                                    

Contact Person: Alecha Redmond, Family Support Case Manager
Contact Email:         

Agency Mission Statement or Description:

Our Mission Statement.The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Year established: 2022

Counties/regions serviced: Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Scott, Crawford & Washington

Focus areas: Homeownership/ financial independence

Impact in community:

Pathway of Home is helping with Homeownership. We currently have 7 pre-approvals for the purchase of a home and 2 families that have closed on their new home. I am currently working with 36 families.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Depending on the time of year we are always open for individuals to sign up for volunteer hours (i.e.-Christmas-Angel Tree, Bell ringing and even help in our Thrift stores).

How 1si members can help your organization: Partnerships & Donations


Nonprofit Spotlight | Hope Southern Indiana

Hope Southern Indiana
1200 Bono Rd
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone:     812-948-9248
Contact Person: Angela Graf, Executive Director
Contact Email:                                                       

Agency Mission Statement or Description:

Year established:1964-Downtown Neighborhood Council-Interfaith Community Council and in 2012 as Hope Southern Indiana

Counties/regions serviced: Hope SI serves primarily Floyd & Clark Counties

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) serves Floyd, Clark, Scott, Washington & Jefferson County

Focus areas: Basic Needs-Human Services

Impact on community: We partner with 57 churches, MUW, Dare To Care and collaborate with similar nonprofits caring for our low-income population needing assistance. In 2022, we provided 17,565 services to the community. We distributed more than $955,000 in food through the pantry. We served 2092 unduplicated households with 88% of services in Floyd County. We helped 701 families with basic utility bills to avoid disconnection, assisted 628 families with rent/mortgage payments to avoid eviction, and with our IDVA grant, we were able to provide $41,000 in services to Veterans.  In 2022, we served 783 households for the first time ever; families that had not had to visit a food pantry or social service organization before.

Volunteer Opportunities: We offer many opportunities for volunteers at Hope Southern Indiana.  Through our RSVP program, we offer volunteer opportunities at 130 other organizations in 5 counties.

How 1si members can help your organization: Donate food, hygiene items, host food drives, participate in programs such as Pack the Bus, Clothe A Teen, and Spirit of the Season. Volunteer at Hope with your church, organization or business. Make a monetary donation through our website. 


Nonprofit Spotlight | The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army
2300 Greenvalley Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone: 812-206-2652
Contact Person:  Alecha Redmond, Family Support Case Manager
Contact Email:

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact on the community.

Year established: 2022

Counties/regions serviced: Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Scott, Crawford & Washington

Focus areas: Homeownership/ financial independence

Impact on community:  So far we have obtained seven pre-approvals and one purchase

Volunteer Opportunities: 2

How 1si members can help your organization: Partnerships & donations

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Nonprofit Spotlight | Falls of the Ohio Foundation

Falls of the Ohio Foundation
201 W. Riverside Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
Business Phone: 812-283-4999

Contact Person: Kenton Wooden, Executive Director

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact on the community.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: The Falls of the Ohio Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to be a collaborative force focused on elevating the awareness, recognition, and legacy of the Falls of the Ohio area. The Foundation does this by elevating the landscape and preserving it for future generations, educating the community on the area’s significance, and activating the space in ways that connect people to the stories of the past.

Year established: 1987

Counties/regions serviced: Southern Indiana and Louisville Metro

Focus areas: Nature, History, Culture, Outdoor Recreation, Education

Impact in community: There is no other place in the world like the Falls of the Ohio, where so many natural, cultural, and historical resources come together to create a truly unique landscape with stories to tell. The Falls of the Ohio Foundation works to steward these resources and share these stories, helping connect our community to the past while protecting what we have for future generations. The Foundation does this in several different ways including providing free educational experiences at the Falls of the Ohio State Park which brought over 1,700 students and youth to the Falls last year at no cost to them. Additionally, the Foundation provides grants to help improve the visitor experience at the State Park and creates unique community activations to encourage exploration and preservation of this beautiful landscape.

Volunteer Opportunities: Community Leadership Council, Special Event Support, Cleanup Events

How 1si members can help your organization: Share the Falls within your network by becoming a supporter or member, joining the Community Leadership Council, or attending an upcoming event.


Nonprofit Spotlight | Hosparus Health


Hosparus Health
6200 Dutchman’s Lane
Louisville, KY  40205
Business Phone: 502-456-6200 / 800-264-0521

Contact Person:
Tracy Tanner, Executive Director of Business Development and Provider Relations

Agency Mission Statement or Description:

  • Since 1978, Hosparus Health has provided compassionate hospice and palliative care to seriously ill patients and their families.
  • We are one of the largest not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care providers in the United States.
  • Each year, we care for more than 10,000 patients throughout our 35-county service area in Kentucky and Indiana. Those counties are:
    • Louisville region: Jefferson, Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Shelby and Spencer
    • Southern Indiana: Orange, Crawford, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Clark, Floyd, and Harrison
    • Central Kentucky: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties
    • Green River: Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington
    • Barren River: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren
  • As a nonprofit, we’re governed by a dedicated and highly engaged board of directors that include business and community leaders, many of whom have been personally touched by our care.

Our Services

  • Hospice Care: We believe everyone deserves to have a peaceful ending. Considered the gold standard in compassionate care, we provide comprehensive end-of-life care to people facing serious illnesses or injuries who are expected to live six months or less.
  • Palliative Care: Patients with serious or chronic illness can access our high-quality palliative care at any time through Pallitus Health Partners, a program of Hosparus Health. We can help patients manage the symptoms associated with their condition for as long as necessary, allowing them to live more comfortably. Some of our palliative patients have been in our care for several years.
  • Kourageous Kids: We know nothing is more important than the health and well-being of a child. We not only care for adults at any age, but we also help children and their families face the challenges of serious illness through our Kourageous Kids program.
    • Founded in 1980, Kourageous Kids is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country and is one of the only pediatric palliative and hospice program in Kentucky.
    • Each year, we care for over 100 children in our Kourageous Kids program. Our most seriously ill children are eligible for hospice care when the need arises, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Veteran Care: We are proud to be a 4-star partner of the national We Honor Veterans program, which ensures our nation’s servicemen and women get the compassionate care and recognition they deserve.
  • Grief Services: Our care does not end when your loved one dies. GCC provides grief support and services to the families of our patients for up to 13 months after death. Many of our grief support programs are also open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.
    • Last year, our team provided over 17,000 hours of grief support through in-person, telehealth, individual, and group counseling sessions.


Care Teams

  • You are in the most compassionate, capable hands with our care teams. Our expert care teams are made up of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers and counselors, chaplains and volunteers. They provide:
    • Symptom management, such as pain, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and restlessness
    • Care coordination with other health providers
    • Medication management
    • Personal care such as bathing and light housekeeping
    • Counseling and resources on advance directives and other end-of-life decisions
    • Spiritual care
    • Respite for the family and companionship for the patient
    • Grief services for patients, families and other loved ones
    • 24/7 phone support


  • Our organization was founded by a small group of passionate volunteers 45 years ago who believed that everyone deserves to die with dignity.
  • We have over 500 volunteers who support our patients and families, doing everything from providing companionship to patients to helping at fundraising events.
  • In 2022, our volunteers contributed over 73,000 hours supporting our mission.
  • For more information about opportunities, please visit

Nonprofit Spotlight | Kosair for Kids

Kosair for Kids                                                        
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville KY 40217
(502) 637-7696

Contact Person: Thomas Fanning, Director of Development                                                        
Contact Email:                             

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community For 100 years, Kosair for Kids has existed to enhance the health and well-being of children in our community by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy. We strive to meet kids where they are and raise them to new heights through life-changing partnerships and programs. We believe that every child should have access to the medical care they need, regardless of financial circumstances. Kosair for Kids is the most comprehensive children’s charity in Kentucky and Southern Indiana and with your help, our goal is to help more kids in our second century than in our first.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: Enhance the health and well-being of children by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy.

Year established: 1923.

Counties/regions serviced:  Southern Indiana and all of Kentucky.

Focus areas:

Kosair for Kids strives to help children realize their potential while overcoming their obstacles. Our work focuses on four main pillars, Kosair Kids Advocacy, Kosair for Kids Financial Assistance Program, Kosair for Kids Experience Fund and Kosiar for Kids Grants Program. Through these program areas, we create joy for one child, one family, one day at a time.

Impact in community:

Kosair for Kids is the catalyst that creates a world where children in need live life to the fullest. In 2022, its efforts touched the lives of nearly 200,000 children thanks to generous supporters who want to see every child succeed. 94% of programs supported in 2022 serve children with medical disabilities. Kosair Kids in all 120 Kentucky counties and throughout Southern Indiana experienced the power of joy thanks to generous contributors.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers have been making a difference at Kosair Charities for 100 years! Share your time, talent, and enthusiasm by helping support the Kosair Kids of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

For individual or group opportunities or questions regarding any of our volunteer opportunities, please contact Thomas Fanning at or 502-814-9893.

How 1si members can help your organization:  

We would love to invite you to join us at our 9th annual Pie Auction Presented by Mister “P” Express. This one-of-a-kind event will be held on Sunday, November 19th at Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center. This family-friendly event is a great way to get the perfect treat this holiday season. Guests can bid on pies and other desserts baked by local celebrity chefs and well-known bakeries. To find out more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website at

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Month | Open Door Youth Services

Open Door Youth Services            

2524 Corydon Pike Ste. 108
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone: (812) 948–5481


Contact Person: Augie Jones, Communications Manager

Contact Email:

Agency Mission Statement or Description: Open Door Youth Services exists to respond to the needs and promote the healthy development of vulnerable children and youth. It has been helping our community for 40 years through residential, prevention, and outreach programs that add positive influences to the lives of our young people.

Year established: 1982 (40 years).

Counties/regions serviced: We serve the entire state of Indiana through the Indiana Department of Child Services where we house over 200 residents in our residential facility each year. We also serve Floyd County elementary schools with afterschool programming where we provide prevention education, teaching them age-appropriate lessons that will help them to avoid potentially abusive situations.

Focus areas: Youth Development / Social Services

Impact in community: We have been helping our community through residential, prevention, and outreach programs that add positive influences to the lives of our young people. Open Door Youth Services reach as many as 4,000 children a year.

Volunteer Opportunities: 1si members are invited to volunteer at our annual Vince Klein “Run Like a Super Hero” Memorial 5k on September 23rd, 2023 or visit our website’s “Volunteer” page for more opportunities. These opportunities range from youth mentorship, grounds maintenance, or taking our youth on outings. Volunteers must be 21 years or older. If a 1si business has a specific area of expertise that they think can benefit Open Door Youth Services (i.e landscaping, information technology, ect.) and would be interested in providing their services for free, please reach out on our website or at

How 1si members can help your organization: 1si members can support our organization by donating on our website or participating in our annual Vince Klein “Run Like a Super Hero” Memorial 5k on September 23rd, 2023. All proceeds raised will go towards our residential program. Members can run in the 5k or become a sponsor of the event. If sponsored, members of your organization will be allotted free tickets for the 5k.

Nonprofit Spotlight | Operation Parent



Operation Parent
209 S. First Ave.
LaGrange, KY  40031

Contact Person:
Tara Oliver, Director of Fund Development

Describe your agency and your impact on the community.

Operation Parent exists to prevent adolescent and teen addiction, suicide, violence, and more by providing parents of school-aged children ages K-12 with comprehensive, self-published prevention education. The parent handbooks address 25 of today’s toughest parenting challenges, including anxiety, bullying, social media, vaping, marijuana, and more.

The parent handbooks are easy to access, up-to-date, visually appealing, and provide practical tips and advice. Operation Parent gives parents the tools and resources to help them at each stage of child development. The resources are designed to bridge the gap between the world parents grew up in and the world their kids are growing up in today. The visually appealing content helps parents “keep up” to “speak up” and have meaningful conversations with their children.

In addition to the handbooks, parents are encouraged to register for the free monthly webinars designed to allow parents to dig deeper into a particular issue, that mirrors the topics in the handbook and connect with a community of parents for support.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: To love and support parents by providing real-world information, connection, and hope.

Year established: 2006

Counties/regions serviced: Nationwide presence. Corporate office in LaGrange, KY.

Focus areas: Prevention Education

Impact in community: Helping parents navigate their parenting journey in a challenging and changing environment. We help prevent alcohol and drug abuse by educating and empowering parents with tools and resources to converse with their children about tough topics that can become precursors to addiction, suicide, and abuse.

Volunteer Opportunities: Work on special event projects, particularly the annual golf tournament and ball drop.

How 1si members can help your organization: By helping us market our business by sharing our mission. Introductions to Southern Indiana school administration to help open doors for us to educate them about our resources.

Additional information: We offer free webinars from experts in their respective fields on topics such as bullying, social media, body image, drug and alcohol abuse and more. These can be found by visiting our website at:

Nonprofit Spotlight | Southern Indiana Works

Southern Indiana Works
2125 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone: 812-941-6404

Contact Person: Shi Lese Stover, Vice President of Operations
Contact Email:

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community.


Agency Mission Statement or Description: 


A workforce that empowers regional businesses to be competitive in the global economy. 


To lead a robust talent development system and cultivate a skilled workforce that advances our community, economy, and quality of life.

Year established: 2006

Counties/regions serviced: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington

Focus areas: Region 10

Southern Indiana Works (SIW) provides career, training, and business services to enhance the skills of individual jobseekers to meet the current and future demand of business. We accomplish this by designing, coordinating, and implementing innovative regional workforce initiatives and programs. We are dedicated to providing programs and services that meet the needs of the community and help individuals reach their full potential. Southern Indiana Works WorkOne Career Center offers 1-on-1 career guidance and counseling services, workshops, training services, opportunities, and hiring events for jobs seekers. We provide several customized business solutions designed to help employers attract and recruit employees for their business. SIW supports businesses through HR assistance, hiring events, labor market information, and training grants. We work with employers and job seekers on developing work-based learning opportunities, registered apprenticeships, occupational skills training, tech training and Code Louisville. Last year we served over 3,400 Hoosiers and 530 local businesses.

We have specific programs and services for Youth.  We offer Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) in five local high schools.  We are always looking for volunteers to help with guest speaking, workshops, internships & more. This program focuses is on supporting students so they graduate high school and are on a path to employment, education or training, or the military. We also support older youth with career services, workshops, training, and work experiences. We have impacted over 280 k-12 students & youth.  We offer so much for the community of southern Indiana, and we are here to help businesses and job seekers.