For the sixth consecutive year, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Ky-3, is giving away his entire congressional salary to almost two dozen non-profit groups in Louisville.

Since taking office, Yarmuth has donated nearly $750,000 to local charities since an initial 2006 campaign pledge to do so. This year’s salary is being distributed at various amount among 21 different organizations including the Louisville NAACP, Metro United Way and the Louisville Zoo.

“These remarkable organizations, their staffs and volunteers enrich the Louisville community, and I am fortunate to be in a position to offer some assistance,” Yarmuth said in a news release. “With drastic cuts to federal funding for essential community services, it is more critical than ever to do what we can to support the organizations that provide so much for Louisville.”

Here is a full list of the non-profits receiving Yarmuth’s congressional salary.

Bridgehaven Mental Health Services

Canaan Community Development Corporation

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Center for Women and Families


Family & Children’s Place

Harbor House of Louisville

Home of the Innocents

Jewish Community of Louisville

Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts

KET Commonwealth Fund

Louisville Fund for the Arts

Louisville Urban League

Louisville Zoo


Metro United Way

NAACP of Louisville

Simmons College of Kentucky

University of Louisville

Volunteers of America