The 2017 Taste of Louisville is please to announce its charity partners, Jill’s Wish and Home of the Innocents.  Over the past 43 years that Taste of Louisville has raised over $300,000 in funds for local non-profit partners.  All the food, frolicking and fun is for a good cause!

About our 2017 Charities-

Home of the Innocents (the Home) is where Louisville’s vulnerable children and youth find emotional, physical, and intellectual support that can transform their lives.

HOTI_logo_PMSThe Home provides our community with a range of important residential, treatment and community-based programs, more details of which can be found in the services section of this website.

Our programs include offering a safe haven for at-risk children; pediatric medical care; shelter and education for pregnant and parenting teens; crisis and intervention services; clinical treatment services and therapeutic loving foster and adoption services.

The Home also operates a pediatric convalescent center for children who are dependent on technology to sustain life, as well as children who are terminally ill.


Jill’s Wish was founded by Jill and Bart Conley after a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis in her early 30s. She wasJW Logos2 (2) propelled into the spotlight following a documentary about her journey, and she chose to use that notoriety to give back to people like herself. Sadly, Jill passed away from the disease in early February 2016, but her legacy and mission continues.

Jill’s Wish awards grants to newly-diagnosed or terminal breast cancer patients who struggle to pay everyday living expenses.