This collection contains minutes from the Board of Directors meetings at the Foundation, correspondence relating to the foundation and Bernheim Forest, and also legal and financial records for the foundation and forest. Planning materials and reports concerning Bernheim Forest and articles written about it are also included. There are some personal documents of I. W. Bernheim included and several photographs and scrapbooks.
The collection contains reports, studies, manuals and files from the agency dealing with subjects such as the end of the adoption program, the national War on Poverty, and the Community Chest allotment formula. There are also photographs, typescript histories, a 1982 brochure and an agency history written by Warren MacNeill.
There are also associated records of the Metro United Way donated by the organization to the University Archives and Records Center. Microfilmed by the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center, 1983.