Our new Spirited Neighbor Initiative

As part of the Heaven Hill Brands Spirited Neighbor Initiative, we’re investing $800,000 in the California neighborhood in West Louisville, where we operate our Bernheim Distillery. 

A portion of those funds will go directly to local non-profit organizations that make up the fabric of the West End community to support a sustainable, thriving California neighborhood now and for future generations.

We are implementing a five-year $500,000 investment as part of this initiative with funds allocated to a number of charitable community organizations that will be able to apply for future assistance through this website. In addition, we have identified the following long-term partners which provide initiatives to support education, mental health and economic development – three areas of importance where we believe our assistance can be the most impactful.

Change Today Change Tomorrow which provides services devoted to eradicating the barriers to food justice and public health that plague Louisville’s Black and other marginalized communities; 

Neighborhood House which provides opportunities ranging from child development to senior programming for families in West Louisville; 

AMPED which provides music education, business services and technology workforce training to create self-sufficiency, economic mobility and equity among the city’s Black and brown communities; 

Louisville Central Community Center which provides programs ranging from early childhood education to adult job training and money management to advance equity among Louisville’s West End families; and 

West End School which provides a rigorous education, character development and family support to pre-K through 8th grade boys, and offers housing to alumni who attend area high schools. 

The additional funds will be allocated to other community-based California non-profits that apply for assistance through our new grant program. We are putting the finishing touches on the application process and look forward to providing more information on our website at partnership grants soon.