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Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation Grant

Grants to Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana Nonprofits for
Education, Health, Prison Reentry, and Human Services Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/25/17 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana nonprofit organizations for programs and projects in the areas of human services, education, healthcare, and prison reentry. Applicants requesting funding in excess of $30,000 must obtain staff approval prior to applying.

The Foundation primarily funds projects located in the Parishes of East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Livingston, Ascension, St. Helena, St. James, and Iberville, but will occasionally support statewide initiatives.

The Foundation’s present areas of focus are:

-Human Services: The Foundation believes it is necessary for the community to identify and meet human needs. The Foundation supports many different kinds of programs that work to make people’s lives better.

-Healthcare: Quality healthcare is important to the whole community’s well-being. The Foundation supports healthcare education and programs that give people the medical care they need.

-Education: The Foundation focuses its support on learning and development from early childhood through high school. The Foundation encourages partnerships and activities that bring the community together to build on current strengths and work toward systemic change in areas that can improve educational systems and opportunities for children in the community.

-Prison Reentry: Reducing the recidivism rate affects the entire community. The Foundation supports programs and services that prepare the incarcerated population for release into society with interaction in a community church and a relationship with God.

Of particular interest to the Foundation are the handicapped, both physical and mental, those afflicted with disease, disadvantaged youth, the hungry and the homeless. While care for the less fortunate is important to the Foundation, the Trustees will look particularly favorable on grantees addressing the root cause of the misfortune and where practical or possible assist their targeted population to become self-sufficient productive contributors to the community.

The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation believes that communities are strengthened when people begin to see themselves as resources, and find successful ways of marshaling their talents and the talents of local people and organizations to solve problems. The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation supports nonprofit organizations within the Foundation’s present areas of focus that can demonstrate that they have planned their projects with respect to the community’s greatest opportunities.

Grant applicants should keep in mind that priority is given to projects that build on strengths and assets of individuals, organizations and institutions and that address the underlying causes of the problems presented rather than treating symptoms. The Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that reflect the diversity of the community they serve in their boards, staff and program focus.

The Foundation will consider grant applications only from nonprofit organizations who serve the greater Baton Rouge area or with statewide focus. The Foundation believes its highest and best use of grant dollars are for capacity building within nonprofits. If the Foundation can help an organization improve from a “C” performer to a “B+” performer all of its constituencies are helped, clients are better served, staff and volunteers are more efficiently utilized, and grantors and contractors monies are more efficiently expended.

The Foundation also provides the following traditional types of grants:

-Program Grants: Program grants support the direct and operational costs needed to support new, creative or beneficial programs. Allowable costs may include staff salaries and benefits, supplies, equipment, travel, office leases, utilities and training.

-Capital Grants: Capital grants are made for new construction, major renovation and the purchase of permanent assets. These grants may cover costs such as phone systems, computers, and technology upgrading as well as vans or buses.

-Bridge Grants: Bridge grants help mature organizations through times of economic hardship. The organization must show that it can sustain itself after the funding ends.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180339

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant approvals are competitive with typical approved grants ranging in size from $10,000 to $50,000. The median size is expected to be about $35,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization must meet two requirements to apply for a grant.

-The organization or its fiscal agent must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. (A fiscal agent must submit a letter of agreement.)

-The program or project must serve the greater Baton Rouge area which includes the following Parishes: East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Livingston, Ascension, St. Helena, St. James, and Iberville. Projects will also be considered that have a statewide scope of service.

The Foundation does not currently fund endowments or provide seed grants to new organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

In lieu of a concept paper all grants in excess of $30,000 must be reviewed in reasonable detail with any member of the staff by telephone or in person and receive a verbal approval of the grant concept and size prior to submission of the proposal.

The online application can be accessed via the link below and is available only during the months of February and August prior to each respective grant cycle application deadline.

Grant requests should be received by 5:00 PM on the deadline date. The deadline and notification dates are:

-Fourth Friday of February for notification May 1
-Fourth Friday of August for notification November 1

The next application deadline is August 25, 2017.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Dan Bevan

Jan Ross

Renee Joyal

Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation
3636 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Suite 650
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

P: 225-292-1344
F: 225-292-1589

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana: East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Livingston, Ascension, St. Helena, St. James, and Iberville Parishes