Fostering Innovations and Strategies to
End Domestic Violence

The Mary Byron Project was established in 2000 in memory of the young woman whose tragic murder led to the creation of automated crime victim notification technologies. As a nationally recognized thought leader on domestic violence, the Mary Byron Project cultivates and supports efforts that extend beyond crisis management to attack the root causes of this epidemic and help build safer, healthier communities.


10401 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223





Mark your calendar for May 6!

To kick off its celebration of thirty years, the Community Foundation of Louisville is hosting a "Give Day" on May 6 to support nearly 200 local nonprofit organizations doing great work right in our own backyard.  Our goal is simple - raise as much money as possible for these local nonprofits.  For one day only, every dollar donated will be augmented through stretch dollars contributed by the Community Foundation of Louisville and its supporting sponsors LG&E, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Churchill Downs.


While on-line credit card giving will take place from midnight to midnight on May 6 at, donors who wish to use their Donor Advised Fund or Charitable Checking Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville may do so by submitting a grant request through the Community Foundation no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 2.  Restrictions apply. See My Fund for additional details. 

Donors - Here is how you can help support Give Local Louisville and The Mary Byron Project:



  • Recommend a grant from your Community Foundation of Louisville Donor Advised Fund or Charitable Checking Fund no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 2* to your favorite eligible charities.


(In order for your grant to be included Give Local Louisville, you must indicate that your grant is for “Give        Local Louisville” in the special instructions on My Fund or on your grant recommendation form).


*Previously submitted and processed grants are not eligible.



Monday, September 22, 2014 marks the 13th annual golf scramble at Wildwood Country Club hosted by Appriss. Please join us for a good time as a sponsor, player, volunteer and/or supporter! There are contests, prizes and a silent auction.

Register online at:

If interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact:

Leslie Townsend 


If interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction, please contact:

Jessica Link



2014 Celebrating Solutions and Roth Awards

Call for Nominations


We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Celebrating Solutions and Roth Awards. Click here to learn more about the Celebrating Solutions Awards and how you can apply. Nominations must be postmarked by November 22, 2013. Email and fax submissions will  not be accepted.


Click here to learn more about the Roth Award and how you can apply. Nominations must be postmarked by December 22, 2013. Email and fax submissions will not be accepted.




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The Mary Byron Project is now a part of the Amazon affiliate marketing program. Before you shop on Amazon, click on this link, and the Mary Byron Project will receive a 4% rebate. This is an easy way to give back to our organization.


Thank You for Your Support!


The Mary Byron Project would like to thank all of the businesses and people who participated in the 12th Annual Mary Byron Project Golf Scramble and Charitable Poker Tournament at Wildwood Country Club on September 23. The weather was perfect, and we couldn't have asked for a better day to spend on the golf course.


We would also like to thank our wonderful volunteers. Without you, this event would not have been possible. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to this event and the organization.


Since its inception, The Mary Byron Project has donated more than $600,000 to nearly 35 organizations across the country that have been able to demonstrate innovative, proven solutions. With your contributions, we can help even more!    


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Mary's Story

A tragic end marks the beginning of our mission


Seven years after their daughter's murder and six years after the creation of automated victim notification technology (VINE), Pat and John Byron spearheaded the creation of the Mary Byron Project, an organization dedicated to finding innovations like VINE that save lives.


Read her story


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