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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:

08/23/19 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. Grant applications from non-profit organizations with a statewide focus are also accepted. The Foundation believes its highest and best use of grant dollars are for capacity building within non-profits.

The Foundation’s present areas of focus are:
-Human Services:
-Prison Reentry:

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.

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 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:

The deadline and notification dates are:
- Deadline Date: Fourth Friday of February
- Notification Date: May 1

- Deadline Date: Fourth Friday of August
- Notification Date: November 1

The online application is available through the link beginning on February 1st and August 1st until the application deadline date. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m.

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.

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

Apply Online:
The online application will be active beginning the first of February and August until the deadline date.

Questions regarding the Foundation should be directed to:

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