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PACT (Plan of Action for Community Transformation) United and Venture Grants

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits and Public Schools
for Programs to Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Acadiana

Deadline Date:

02/23/21 Midnight


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Grants to Lousiana nonprofit organizations and public schools for programs to benefit local residents in eligible locations. Areas of focus include education, financial stability, and essentials. Funding is intended to strengthen local communities and help individuals achieve their potential. Funds will only support programming within one or more of the following parishes: Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and/or Vermilion.

Focus Areas:

Education - Goal: Children achieve their potential through a dynamic array of educational opportunities

  • School Readiness: Young children demonstrate age appropriate development and enter kindergarten ready to learn.
  • Kids on Track: Students achieve at grade level in reading, math, and science.
  • Enhancing Environments for Children: Students can access safe and nurturing places to build the esteem and leadership needed to make healthy choices.
  • Graduation and Beyond: Students graduate from high school prepared for college and other postsecondary training to access training needed for a quality job.

Earnings - Goal: Families gain income and financial tools needed to thrive. 

  • Education: Individuals and families obtain knowledge and skills that lead to a livable wage and increased financial wellness.
  • Financial Resources: individuals and families access financial opportunities and services for increased income and a foundation to succeed. 

Essentials - Goal: People’s basic needs of safety, shelter, food, medicine, and healthcare are secured in times of disaster or situational crisis. 

  • Disaster Response: Acadiana is prepared and able to respond in times of disaster.
  • Basic Needs: Families and children have basic needs met including safety, shelter, food, medicine, and healthcare.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152083

Estimated Size of Grant:

For 2020 funding allocations, see p. 4 of the RFP in Supporting Documents below. This information is provided to offer a sense of scale for previous PACT grant awards and funded programs.

Term of Contract:

Award Cycle: July 1, 2021 – June 31, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is available to public schools and organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Applicant organizations must also meet the following requirements:
• Be in existence for at least three years
• Governed by a Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly
• Possess audited financial statements (if revenue is $300,000 or more) or CPA’s review for fiscal years older than the most recent fiscal year.
• Ability to report program outcomes using the metrics provided in United Way of Acadiana’s strategy map.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Sunday, February 23 at Midnight.

Should an organization wish to apply for funding for more than one program, an individual application must be submitted for each program.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Phillips at 337.233.8302 x 213 or

United Way of Acadiana
215 E. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70501

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USA: Louisiana: Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and Vermilion Parishes

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