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2021 Annual Competitive Grants Program

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits to Address
the Needs of Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bayou Community Foundation (BCF)

Deadline Date:

02/22/21 11:59 PM


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Grants to Louisiana nonprofit organizations for programs to address the needs of local communities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support new, continuing, or expanded programs that benefit one or more communities. Grants will be awarded for programs that address critical community needs in the categories of human services, education/workforce development, and/or coastal preservation in Lafourche, Terrebonne, and/or Grand Isle.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178647

Estimated Size of Grant:

Average grant amount is estimated to be $10,000; actual individual grants may be higher or lower than this estimated average.

Term of Contract:

Grant funding period is July 1, 2021– June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Federally approved tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in good standing serving residents of Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and/or Grand Isle are eligible to apply. “Good standing” means that the IRS currently acknowledges the organization as tax exempt and state registration is current.

Particular consideration will be given to organizations that:
- Partner/collaborate on the grant request or program execution with other organizations having similar missions in the region;
- Serve a significant population in high need or address a high need in the community;
- Rely primarily on local gifts and grants for funding;
- Exhibit strong leadership at the staff and Board level;
- Demonstrate good fiscal management; and/or
- Participate in BCF/GNOF workshops, events, and other nonprofit development opportunities.

Grants are not intended to fund general operating expenses or staff salaries, re-granting programs, endowments, scholarships, scientific/medical research, or private organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting Letters of Intent for the 2021 Grants Program is 11:59 pm on February 22, 2021.

Following this initial grant request phase, selected organizations will be invited to participate in the more extensive grant application process. BCF expects to notify organizations selected to participate in this next application process by April.

Contact Information:

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

Online Grant Application Portal:

For questions, contact Bayou Community Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Armand at (985) 790-1150 or

Bayou Community Foundation
P.O. Box 582
Houma, LA 70361

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USA: Louisiana: Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and Grand Isle

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