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2020 Competitive Grants Program

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
for Programs that Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bayou Community Foundation (BCF)

Deadline Date:

02/20/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Louisiana nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs that meet critical community needs. Funding is intended to support new, expanded, or continuing projects that benefit local residents and address the areas of education and workforce development, human services, and coastal preservation in the parishes of Terrabone and Lafourche, or the Town of Grand Isle.

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 Foundation’s region;
  • Participate in BCF/GNOF workshops, events, and other nonprofit development opportunities;
  • Exhibit strong leadership at the staff and Board level;
  • Demonstrate good fiscal management;
  • Serve a significant population in high need or address a high need in the community; and/or
  • Rely primarily on local financial support and grants for funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178647

Estimated Size of Grant:

Average grant amount is estimated to be $10,000; individual grants may be larger or smaller.

Term of Contract:

The grant funding period is July 1, 2020– June 30, 2021.

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 the organization’s annual report filings with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office are current.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) is accepting grant requests by email through 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020, for the first phase of its 2020 competitive grant-making program.

Following this initial grant request phase, selected organizations will be invited to participate in a more extensive grant application process (phase 2). Only grant requests received via email by the deadline and complying with the format and submittal instructions below will be considered.


Contact Information:

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

Submit requests to:

Jennifer Armand, Coordinator

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

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Geographic Focus:

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

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