Created in 1964, the Foundation has one simple goal: to help philanthropists pursue their causes for bettering the lives of the people of South Louisiana.
We pursue our mission by:
Serving donors to build the assets that drive initiatives and solutions
Engaging community leaders to develop appropriate responses to emerging opportunities and challenges
Partnering with entities from our service area, as well as with other community foundations, to leverage our collective resources and create the capacity to be a stimulus of positive regional change
Evaluating our work and sharing the results with our stakeholders.
What we do:
Among the largest community foundations in the country, we do three things:
Serve more than 600 fund donors, who make grants to nonprofits through their charitable accounts at the Foundation
Undertake projects for civic good, such as downtown revitalization, inner-city revival, urban planning and education reform.
Support local nonprofits with strategic consulting to endure overall impact and sustainability.