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Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits and Public Schools to Benefit Residents in Eligible Parishes

PACT (Plan of Action for Community Transformation) United and Venture Grants

GrantWatch ID# 152083
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
United Way of Acadiana
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Geographic Focus
USA: Louisiana: Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and Vermilion Parishes

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/20/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Lousiana nonprofit organizations and public schools for programs that benefit residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for projects and activities in the focus areas of basic needs, education, and financial security. The goal of the grant program is to strengthen local communities and help individuals achieve their potential. Eligible proposals benefit Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes.

Focus Areas:

Community Collaboration: Goal: The community is stronger when the nonprofit sector is strengthened through active community leadership and collective impact. 

  • Collective Impact: Helping individuals and families reach more opportunities is best achieved by organizations working together towards common goals.
  • Community Leadership: Solving community problems requires leadership from individuals and organizations to advocate for solutions and resources. 

Education: Goal: Children achieve their potential through a dynamic array of educational opportunities

  • School Readiness: Young children demonstrate age appropriate development and enter kindergarten ready to learn.
  • Kids on Track: Students achieve at grade level in reading, math, and science.
  • Enhancing Environments for Children: Students can access safe and nurturing places to build the esteem and leadership needed to make healthy choices.
  • Graduation and Beyond: Students graduate from high school prepared for college and other postsecondary training to access training needed for a quality job.

Earnings: Goal: Families gain income and financial tools needed to thrive. 

  • Education: Individuals and families obtain knowledge and skills that lead to a livable wage and increased financial wellness.
  • Financial Resources: individuals and families access financial opportunities and services for increased income and a foundation to succeed. 

Essentials: Goal: People’s basic needs of safety, shelter, food, medicine, and healthcare are secured in times of disaster or situational crisis. 

  • Disaster Response: Acadiana is prepared and able to respond in times of disaster.
  • Basic Needs: Families and children have basic needs met including safety, shelter, food, medicine, and healthcare.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in:
- Acadia Parish
- Lafayette Parish
- St. Martin Parish
- Vermilion Parish

Applicant organizations must also meet the following requirements:
• Be in existence for at least three years
• Governed by a Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly
• Possess audited financial statements (if revenue is $300,000 or more) or CPA’s review for fiscal years older than the most recent fiscal year.
• Ability to report program outcomes using the metrics provided in United Way of Acadiana’s strategy map.

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2023.

Should an organization wish to apply for funding for more than one program, an individual application must be submitted for each program.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $100,000

Term of Contract
July 17, 2023 – July 8, 2024

Contact Information
Apply Online:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hunter Leedy at

United Way of Acadiana
215 E. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70501

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