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September 13, 2017 12:43pm

Greater Louisville Foundation Receive $25,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation

The Greater Louisville Foundation received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.

The grant will be used towards the “Embrace Greater Louisville” initiative which provides resources that integrate international populations, while connecting individuals to opportunity.

Specifically, the grant will support the development of a relocation guide for the international population to support individuals in their search for a home, schools, churches and networks of friends.  The guide will be produced both in the print and digital formats, and translated into the five most commonly spoken languages in Louisville, which are English, Spanish, Serbo-Croation, Arabic and French.

The digital version will bring this vital resource online and reach even more of the targeted population relocating to Greater Louisville from around the world.  The mobile-optimized version of the Greater Louisville International Professional’s (GLIP) website will feature the detailed content, and cross-referenced links that more fully activate the printed resource.

“We are grateful to The UPS Foundation for investing in our efforts to welcome more people to Greater Louisville,” Deana Epperly Karem, Vice President for Regional Economic Growth for GLI, said. “We will use this grant to further efforts that grow and enrich our region.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identified specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety, and the environment.

In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116.6 Million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news directly, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.