Foundation / Corporation
Charles Lamar Family Foundation
Grants to Baton Rouge Area, Louisiana nonprofits to support projects in the areas of PreK-12 education, water resources, and the welfare of companion animals. Projects in the Foundation's other areas of interest may be considered. A letter of intent must be submitted for applicants seeking funding in the Foundation's general areas of interest, which include arts and culture, community development, animal welfare, conservation and preservation, education, social services, and health and medical.
The Foundation generally makes grants to support a new or expanded activity, such as a building fund, a new program, a new staff position, or expansion of existing programs. The Foundation may also provide “bridge” funding when an established organization has lost a funding source.
To be considered, an organization must show a feasible plan to complete and sustain the specific activity to which the grant pertains.
The Charles Lamar Family Foundation was established by Charles W. Lamar III in 2000, as a permanent vehicle for his family to provide financial support to organizations striving to make a difference. The Foundation has funded a wide variety of projects and programs, usually in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area.
The Foundation does not provide all of the funds for a project or program in order to assure that the wider community is committed to the activity. The Foundation expects grant funds to be used as described in the grant application and require final reporting on the project and its actual revenues and expenses.
The Foundation is inclined to favor grants that will address needs that may be particularly difficult to raise money to support. The Foundation looks for organizations that can demonstrate their capacity with viable operating plans and the retention of concerned and capable personnel.
GrantWatch ID#: 179610
The Foundation makes about twenty (20) grants per year.
The Foundation's grants have varied from $5,000 to $400,000.
Most grants are single grants; some are multi-year.
The Foundation is open to all 501(c)(3) applicants, but generally restricts grants to the stated areas of interest, especially the three areas of special interest: PreK-12 education, companion animal welfare and water resources.
The next grants may only fund projects involving K-12 education, companion animal welfare or water resources. For other projects, potential applicants are urged to submit a letter of intent, stating mission, the project, the budget and the amount to be requested, prior to submitting an application.
Information for Grant Applicants: http://lamarfamilyfoundation.org/apply/information-for-applicants
Applications may be submitted online using the Proposal Summary Form, or submitted via mail or delivery.
- June Round – April 1
- December Round – Oct 1
About the Foundation:
More information about Foundation priorities may be found here:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Complete a Proposal Summary Form online here: http://lamarfamilyfoundation.org/apply/proposal-summary-form
Direct questions to:
Charles Lamar, III, President
If mailing an application, send to:
Charles Lamar Family Foundation
P. O. Box 66338
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Or deliver to:
Woodlawn Investments, Inc.
5321 Corporate Blvd., 3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
USA: Louisiana: Baton Rouge Area