The Community Foundation of Acadiana has announced plans to award $30,000 in discretionary grants to area nonprofits on a competitive basis. A maximum grant of $5,000 will go to each group; awards will be based on projects planned “to creatively impact and improve Acadiana’s quality of life,” according to a press release. The grants come via CFA’s Spirit of Acadiana discretionary fund.
Over the last decade CFA has granted roughly $20 million back into the community, and is currently working with Lafayette Consolidated Government and UL Lafayette in a cooperative endeavor agreement to facilitate LCG’s purchase of the Horse Farm as well as directing giving that benefits families affected by the BP spill, among other things. The latest round of grants is in celebration of CFA's 10th anniversary.
Applicants for the grant competition are required to complete DONORSense profiles in order to be eligible. DONORSense serves as a digital clearinghouse for Acadiana nonprofit organizations and is designed to help donors make informed decisions. Applicants must also be a 501(c)(3) organization serving the eight-parish (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion) Acadiana region.
Applications must be submitted via email by noon, Friday, Oct. 15. Winning agencies will be announced in November.
For details on the grant competition and the DONORSense database, or for further information on CFA, click here, or contact Director of Philanthropy Erin Kelley at (337) 769-4842 or
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