Foundation / Corporation
Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
08/15/18 4:00 PM CT
Grants mostly ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 to Louisiana nonprofits for projects that improve the quality of life and provide economic opportunities for residents of the Greater Baton Rouge area. Applicants for grants for capital needs must contact program staff before submitting a proposal.
Specific focus areas include human services, health and chronic diseases, the arts, public safety/community development, disasters/community resilience, and the environment. The Foundation funds organizations at all stages of maturity and values projects that are innovative and leverage resources in new ways.
Types of funding available:
- Capital: Funding for new construction, a major renovation or permanent assets/equipment; an endowment
- Disaster: Funding for the entire arc of disaster relief, from preparedness to recovery
-Operating: Funding to cover the ongoing needs of an organization and its infrastructure (staff salaries, benefits, office leases and utilities)
- Program: Funding to cover the expenses associated with a particular initiative (staff salaries, benefits, supplies, equipment, travel, office leases, utilities, and training)
- Seed: Funding for a start-up or emerging organization, or a potentially risky initiative for an already established organization
GrantWatch ID#: 171580
Most grants range from $15,000 to $30,000. Grants that range from $5,000 to $10,000 are often considered for annual support for the organization. Grants of more than $50,000 are less common and are typically awarded for capital projects.
In rare cases, multi-year grants are awarded. These are typically large capital gifts that are often provided over a three to five year period. Most grants are awarded for one year, but you may re-apply each year for consecutive funding.
Organization must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code.
Grants are primarily awarded to organizations and agencies in the Greater Baton Rouge area and the surrounding parishes, including East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee.
The Foundation does not award grants to individuals or unsolicited fundraising events.
The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation reviews unsolicited proposals and awards grants once every year. Proposals are accepted until August 15th each year and notifications will be issued in December. Your organization may submit only one proposal each year.
The deadline for submitting your grant proposal is August 15, 2018, at 4:00 PM Central Time.
Applicants for grants for capital needs must contact program staff before submitting a proposal.
More on program areas: http://www.penningtonfamilyfoundation.org/who_we_are.php
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://apply.penningtonfamilyfoundation.org/App/SignIn.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fApp
Rachel Ayn Pickens, Program Officer and Grants Manager
The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
2237 S. Acadian Thruway, Suite 705
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
USA: Louisiana: Greater Baton Rouge area and the surrounding parishes, including East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee