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
Metro United Way
NAACP of Louisville
Simmons College of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Volunteers of America