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Grants to North Louisiana Nonprofits for Education, Environment, Health,
Human Services, and Economic and Organizational Development

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Community Foundation of North Louisiana

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Grants to North Louisiana nonprofits to benefit local residents in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. Applicants are required to attend a training session and submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for a range of focus areas, including economic development, civic engagement, environment, education, human services, health, science, organizational development, and capacity building. Funding may be requested for program support, general operating support, or capital support.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174068

Term of Contract:

The proposed program or project must begin no earlier than June 1, 2019 and end no later than December 31, 2020.

For the 2019 grant cycle, funds will be available June 1, 2019 or later, depending upon the project start date. Funds are typically disbursed two to four weeks prior to the project start date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Primary Grants are awarded to existing organizations with annual revenue of $250,000 or more. Programs must serve Caddo and/or Bossier Parishes.

All applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code or be described as an appropriate grantee for a community foundation under the IRS Code. An organization must have received its 501(c)(3) ruling letter from the IRS prior to applying for funding.

Grant applications will not be considered from an organization that is past due in submitting its final grant report to the Foundation.

No part of the grant award may be sent to a divisional, regional or national umbrella group under which the applicant operates. All grant dollars must be used exclusively for the local project or program for which the grant is requested.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants are required to attend one mandatory Grant Applicant Orientation Session prior to submitting a Stage One application. Reservations are required and space is limited.The deadline to RSVP is midnight the day before each session. All sessions will be held at Community Central, 401 Edwards Street, Suite 125. The upcoming training dates are:
- Session #1 – July 16, 10:00 a.m.
- Session #2 – July 17, 10:00 a.m.
- Session #3 – July 23, 10:00 a.m.
- Session #4 – July 24, 10:00 a.m.
- Session #5 – July 30, 10:00 a.m.


Pre-Application Information:

The annual grant cycle includes two stages: Stage One opens on August 1 at 8 a.m. CST and closes August 21 at 4 p.m. CST.

For those invited to the second stage, Stage Two opens October 15 at 8 a.m. CST and closes November 15 at 4 p.m. CST.

Applicants will receive an email notification of the Board’s funding decisions in April. Grant awards will be announced to the public at the Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting the last Tuesday in April.

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

Apply online (after August 1):

Liz LaBorde, Chief Grants Officer

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana
401 Edwards Street, Suite 105
Shreveport, LA 71101

Phone: 318-221-0582

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USA: Louisiana: Caddo and/or Bossier Parishes

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