Louisiana Flood Relief

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is providing assistance across South Louisiana where it can. Our history shows we get money quickly to where it’s needed the most. We have several ways you can help people. One is the Louisiana Relief Fund. The other are employee assistance funds, where employers can assist their own employees and receive tax deductions for contributions..

IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO ASSIST A CO-WORKER THROUGH OUR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE FUNDS, VISIT EMPLOYEES1st.org and CLICK ON COMPANIES.

 
 
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Louisiana Flood Relief Fund

The Foundation's Flood Relief Fund welcomes donations, which will be quickly granted to nonprofits that are helping flood victims. The link above leads to our donation portal. 

We've made a first round of $1.6 million in grants to local nonprofits. Read more:  The Foundation has Granted $1.6 Million to Flood Relief Efforts

 
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Employee Assistance Funds

Companies can set up a charitable fund to assist their employees. Donations are tax deductible and grants from the fund are tax free to employees.

Anyone can donate to the employee assistance fund, including employees helping employees and vendors that want to make a contribution.

Donations can be made online and employees can apply for assistance through an online form.

More at Employees1st.org.

If you want to donate to one of the company or organization funds, visit this page. 

If you want to open a fund, please contact Elizabeth Hutchison at ehutchison@braf.org or (225) 381-7080.

Any employees looking for information about their assistance grant can call (225) 387-6126.

 
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What the Foundation is doing today

  • In teams of two, Foundation employees are visiting each of the shelters, seeing what may be needed and making sure the shelters are able to handle the evacuees.  
     
  • We are assisting companies and state agencies in starting employee assistance funds. Donations to the funds are tax deductible. 
     
  • We are beginning to make grants to nonprofits that are responding to this disaster.