CFAThe Community Foundation of Acadiana has partnered with Rockerfeller Philanthropy Advisors to grant nearly $3 million to 18 nonprofit organizations in the Acadiana area to assist communities impacted by the 2010 BP oil spill. RFA chose CFA to administer the grant program due to Community Foundation’s expertise in grant distribution and its proximity to the disaster. In response, CFA established the Fund for Gulf Communities to distribute the grant money, which were entrusted to RPA from an anonymous donor. The Community Foundation is one of five regional partners in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida selected by RPA.

“It is indeed a testament to the capacity of Community Foundation of Acadiana and its role as a trusted and honest broker to be invited by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to assist with this magnanimous project,” says Raymond Hebert, CFA’s president and CEO, in a press release announcing the grants. “A generous donor we will never know wants to benefit a population he or she will never meet. We are absolutely honored to help this donor meet this specific objective.”

Organizations receiving the grant money are:

Acadiana Works, Inc. – St. Mary, Vermilion

ASSIST Agency – Acadia, Vermilion

Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana – Iberia, Vermilion

Evangeline Area Council Boy Scouts of America – Iberia, St. Mary, St. Martin

Franklin Foundation Hospital – St. Mary

Iberia Industrial Development Foundation – Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary

Liberty Heights Community Center – St. Martin

Our Savior’s Church & Hope Center – St. Martin

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana – Acadia, Cameron, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion

Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.  (SMHA) – Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary

 St. Martin Parish School Board & School-based Health Centers – St. Martin

St. Mary Outreach, Inc. & United Way – St. Mary

St. Mary & Vermilion Community Action Agency – St. Mary, Vermilion

The Family Tree Information, Education & Counseling Center – Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion

United Way of Acadiana – Acadia, Vermilion, St. Martin, Lafayette

16th Judicial District Family Services Division – Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, St. Martin

 Little Zion Community Outreach – St. Mary

Vietnamese Acadiana Youth – Vermilion, Iberia

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