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Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits and School Districts in
Eligible Areas for Programs that Benefit Local Communities

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Capital Area United Way

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Deadline Date:

01/20/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to Louisiana nonprofit and faith-based organizations and school districts in eligible locations for programs that benefit local residents. Applicants must attend or watch an information session prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for activities within the focus areas of education, health, and income stability. The Foundation intends to fund both new and existing programs in the 10-parish Capital Area.

CAUW’s work prioritizes the ALICE population: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  The ALICE population is comprised of working residents that are struggling to make ends meet, have little or no savings, and are one emergency away from falling into poverty. The ALICE population includes every race, age, gender, and ethnicity and works in a variety of professions across our community. 

For additional information about the Community Impact Priority Areas, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200733

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations may apply for no less than $25,000 and no more than $150,000 per year across all applications (unless otherwise approved by CAUW staff). This limit applies to both lead applicants and subgrantees of collaborative applications. The typical award for grant recipients will range from $25,000 to $75,000 per grant, per year.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded for a 3-year period of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have received a tax exemption prior to July 1, 2019, to apply. Applicants may include but are not limited to 501c3 organizations, public school districts, and faith-based groups providing health and human services. Please contact a CAUW staff member regarding eligibility if in question.

Applicants must service clients in the following Parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge and/or West Feliciana.

Organizations must be in good standing with IRS standards and up to date on all 990 reporting requirements as outlined in their IRS tax-exempt status letter. Applicants that are current CAUW Grantees MUST be up to date with all reporting requirements for current dollars allocated.

Applicants may submit their application for their individual organizations and/or collaborations and must include at least one tax-exempt organization currently providing direct services.

CAUW funding may not be used for the following activities:
- Contributions to endowments or capital expenses
- Core programming at public, private, parochial, or charter schools
- Fiscal agents: CAUW will only fund direct service organizations that are providing the proposed services directly to individual clients, not to those passing programming responsibility to other organizations. Lead applicants of collaborative applications MUST be part of service delivery.
- Lobbying efforts designed to influence legislation
- For-profit organizations as lead applicants
- Advertising other than that designed to make the public aware of available services.

Funding for time-limited projects, camps, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, capital improvements, technology upgrades, professional development, natural disasters, COVID-19, Basic Needs, and capacity building will NOT be addressed through this grant opportunity.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory application workshops were offered in November and December. If your organization was unable to attend a session, you must register to request a link to a previously recorded session here:

Or request a recording of the training by contacting

A Technical Assistance Session will be held on January 5, 2022, at 10 am.
Register here:

Pre-Application Information:

- January 20, 2022, at 5 pm: Applications close in e-CImpact
- January February, March 2022: Review of applications
- March 2022: CAUW Approval of Grantees
- April 4-8, 2022: Grant Award Notifications Issued via email
- May 2022- Grantee Orientation (Mandatory for Grant Recipients):
a. May 12th at 10 am Time & Place TBD
b. May 19th at Noon Time & Place TBD

After attending a mandatory workshop, all applicants must set up an e-CImpact login and complete a prequalification checklist to determine eligibility. Eligible applicants who pass the Pre-Qualification Checklist will be able to request a grant application in e-CImpact immediately upon submission.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For questions or assistance, please contact Edy Addison at or Kristi Kron at

Capital Area United Way
700 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Geographic Focus:

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

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