TARC Nonprofit Partnerships Program

TARC continually seeks ways to ensure all Louisville metro citizens are able to travel to the places they need to go.  The TARC Nonprofit Partnership Program allows our nonprofit, governmental and educational partners to provide needed transportation services to their users.

Who’s Eligible for the Nonprofit Partnership Program with TARC

To be eligible to participate in the program, organizations must meet the following minimum requirements:

Application Process

TARC will review applications in the order they are received, and approve those that meet our criteria for the Nonprofit Partnership Program.  Once approved, the TARC accounting department will create an account for your organization and you can begin ordering.  It’s that simple.

Exclusive Partnership Products

Partners who are accepted into the program will be able to purchase exclusive partnership fare products on a limited use smart card.  These limited use smart cards, not currently available to the public, are not reloadable and are disposable once the product has expired.  Each card is $.80 each.

Products made available will include TARC’s full fare Passes ($1.50 single ride) and Reduced Fare Passes ($0.80 single ride).  Reduced Fare Passes shall only be made available to Partners serving exclusively clients who meet the criteria for qualification for TARC’s reduced fare pricing structure (i.e. currently, students aged 6-17; Medicare cardholders; citizens aged 65 and older; and citizens with disabilities).  Such Partners will be responsible for verifying client qualification by appropriate ID.

Exclusively for Partners, TARC will be selling the following products:

Partner with TARC

Enrolling your organization in the Partnership Program is free, easy and takes just a few steps:

  1. Download the Partnership form here and complete.
  2. Write a brief letter explaining your organization, including how passes will be used and by whom
  3. Send the above, along with your IRS letter or W9 showing nonprofit status, unless you are a publicly funded governmental or educational organization, to: NonprofitPartner@ridetarc.org
  4. Someone from TARC will reach out to you in 7-10 business days to inform you of your certification.

TARC has a long history of “Social Responsibility” by providing transit programs and services to all members of the Louisville region.  We believe in the many benefits charitable nonprofits provide to our community, and in supporting those efforts. We hope your organization will join and help us continue that legacy.