Corporate Social Responsibility

Churchill Downs Incorporated follows a long tradition of corporate social responsibility and has been a committed charitable partner for decades. It is undeniable that the Kentucky Derby is part of what makes Louisville such a wonderful, vibrant place to live and work. Thus it is critically important to our company to support the organizations that make this city and the Commonwealth of Kentucky the culturally rich destination that it is. CDI prioritizes giving to those entities that help enrich a community’s quality of life and contribute to the overall unique identity of the region, focusing our charitable impact on the equine industry, reducing inequalities and health and human services.

CDI has had significant impact on the many communities in which we operate, and through corporate giving, over $5 million in charitable grants and in-kind donations is contributed annually to over 800 organizations nationwide.

To submit a charitable request, please complete the form below.

Please first note the following:

  • Must be a registered 501c organization for consideration.
  • Requests for sponsorship must be submitted two months prior to event date.
  • Requests will not be fulfilled during the months of March and April due to Kentucky Derby preparation.
  • Requests will not be considered for individual or political beneficiaries or third party fundraisers.

CDI’s charitable budget is established and approved annually in October. Please submit grant requests and, when possible, sponsorship requests by September 30 for the following year.