Capital One donates $250,000 to Flood Relief Fund

Capital One today donated $250,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund, one of the largest donations to the fund since it was started earlier this year. The bank, which offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients and has branches across Louisiana and other parts of the country, made the donation to help people impacted by the historic flooding in the region recover as quickly as possible.

BRAF Assets Rise; Board Members Elected

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation announced that three nonprofit leaders have won the 2016 John W. Barton Sr. Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award. At its annual meeting of members Wednesday evening, the Foundation also elected new directors and reported on its finances.

Consultants offer plan for mental health treatment center

In a report issued today, a health consulting firm engaged by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation offers a plan to create a treatment center for East Baton Rouge residents suffering from mental illness and substance abuse problems. Health Management Associates recommends a new nonprofit be formed to establish and run the center, tailoring treatment to residents afflicted with behavioral health disorders.