Support the LYO


Financial Facts

The Louisville Youth Orchestra offers an extraordinary opportunity for young musicians in our community.  Each member receives nearly 125 hours of rehearsal with professional conductors, inspiring performance opportunities, and innovative programs.  The cost of providing these opportunities averages approximately $1,400 per member each year.

The LYO strives, however, to keep membership fees as affordable as possible.  Membership in the core programs is $400 per year with discounts for families with more than one member and with scholarships to make membership possible for those without financial means.

So where does the remaining money come from?  Major support is provided by the Fund for Arts.  Support is also received from the Kentucky Arts Council, special grants, and generous contributors.  It's easy to see that programming would not be possible without additional support.


How can I help?

There are several ways you can help the LYO maintain its mission:


Online contributions are greatly appreciated.  You can charge a gift of any amount to most bank cards or to PayPal.  Click the Donate button to begin a secure transaction.



Amazon Smile!

The Louisville Youth Orchestra is now a member of AmazonSmile!  If you purchase items via Amazon please go to and locate the Louisville Youth Orchestra!  A portion of ALL purchases will be donated back to the LYO at no additional cost to you!  This is a great way to help the LYO continue to offer quality musical opportunities to our members and community at large!

Earn money for LYO just by shopping Kroger!

Register online at
Have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.  You can sign up for a Kroger Plus card at the customer service desk at any Kroger if you do not have one.
Click on Sign In/Register.
Click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box if necessary.
Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
Update or confirm your information.
Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.  REMEMBER, purchases will not count for the LYO until after you register your card.
Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

Swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.


Thanks so much for you support!

The LYO is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Your acknowledgement letter will be mailed to the address that you provide during checkout.