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Connectors of Community

BRAF is always working to expand opportunity in our community. A community where future generations feel like they belong and can thrive. A community that attracts new citizens to seek it out as their own home.

Of the Community, For the Community

BRAF is your Community Foundation. After gathering input from more than 300 community members during a strategic planning process, we determined a clear north star for BRAF’s continued impact: to build a thriving and resilient future for all in Baton Rouge and beyond. As we move forward in this work, we’re focusing on ways to build the future we envision by expanding access to opportunity for everyone. 

Driven by Data

We’re developing new ideas to solve issues within our impact areas by using the Opportunity Data Project (ODP). Developed in partnership with Common Good Labs, ODP is leveraging data science to understand community needs at the neighborhood level. 

Community Where Everyone Can Give Back & Thrive

In an effort to ignite future prosperity, BRAF focuses on key drivers of opportunity – channeling leadership and impact in the following areas: economic prosperity, excellent education, healthy families, quality of life, safer neighborhoods, and regional resilience.

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