- 2011 In 2011, the Foundation was immersed in issues surrounding water, which included the creation of The Water Institute of the Gulf and granting money from a BP donation related to the oil leak. In total, the Foundation granted about $28 million to nonprofits and individuals in 2011.
- 2010 In reviewing 2010, the report highlights a project to build a learning community and the Foundation overseeing a $100 million BP donation to assist deepwater rig workers.
Says Chair Alice Greer, "We’ve witnessed 10 years of remarkable achievement. Now, we look back knowing that the accomplishments of our donors and members is
prologue to what we can do together in the decades to come."
- 2009 The year 2009 was among the most difficult for the Foundation. The recession slowed our ability to assist nonprofits. We focused on a few key projects and helped organizations that needed a boost to get through the economic downturn.
- 2008 Hurricane Gustav and a sour economy. They framed your life, as well as the life of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in this year. Neither trouble was expected; both were met with strategy and action - and we emerged as a better region. In this year, we created the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority and completed the followup strategy to downtown revitalization. The Foundation opened loft apartments and offices on the Arts Block.
- 2007 In 2007, the Foundation targeted several issues affecting the quality of life in the region, ultimately issuing grants totaling nearly $19 million. The Foundation also helped to launch the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, which serves the Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes.
- 2006 A very busy year for the Foundation, which continued recovery work, opened the refurbished Capitol House as a Hilton to improve downtown's prospects, launched the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and formed the Northshore Community Foundation.
- 2005 Hurricane Katrina scrambled South Louisiana and shifted the direction of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. We raised more than $45 million to take care of people and to rebuild Louisiana as a stronger state. Katrina forever expanded the boundaries of our work beyond East Baton Rouge and the parishes that surround it.
- 2004 In 2004, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation awarded nearly $10 million in grants. Among them were awards to Family Road of Baton Rouge, a nonprofit that since has grown and become an even better provider of services to parents and children.
- 2003 The Foundation's work across four decades is celebrated in photographs in this year's annual report.