Nonprofit Resources

Legal Aid Society’s Community Development Legal Assistance Program supports community-based nonprofit organizations working on issues of concern to low income people and communities in Louisville and fourteen surrounding Kentucky counties. We can help with needs such as:


  • Articles of Incorporation and bylaws

  • Conflict of Interest and other policies

  • Applications for tax-exempt status

  • Compliance with laws regarding nonprofits

  • IRS requirements, issues and questions

  • Legal help on special projects

We work with both existing and emerging nonprofits. To qualify for our services an organization must apply and must (1) primarily consist of or primarily serve low income individuals who meet Legal Aid’s individual client eligibility guidelines, (2) be dedicated to improving the lives of people with low income and/or the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods within Legal Aid’s service area, (3) have in place a board of directors or organizing committee, (4) be unable to afford an attorney and (5) meet Legal Aid’s priorities, case acceptance policies and eligibility guidelines.

For information on how your nonprofit organization may apply for Community Development Legal Assistance, call Legal Aid’s intake line at (502) 584-1254, or send an e-mail to

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