Grants Process

Bayou Community Foundation’s 2019 grants program is completed.

The 2020 grants program will open on January 6, 2020.  The initial grant request phase traditionally ends in late February.  Please visit this page at that time for instructions and deadline.

Since 2013, BCF has awarded grants to qualified nonprofits in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle as part of the Foundation’s Annual Competitive Grants Program.

The program seeks to fund human services, education, workforce development and coastal preservation programs meeting critical unmet needs in our region, many of which have been identified in the 2013 Community Needs Assessment Conducted by BCF.

Traditionally, the BCF competitive grants program opens in early January with a call for initial, one-page grant requests from qualified nonprofits working in our Bayou Region.  A BCF grants committee reviews the initial requests and then selects a number of these requests for a second, more extensive grant application process.  Final grant awards are traditionally announced in June, and the grant funding year is July 1 – June 30.

View a list of BCF competitive grant award recipients here.

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DONORS:  Your Gift makes the BCF grants program and all of the great work of our grantees possible!  Your Gift is a gift of hope to our neighbors and friends who are struggling, and help to the nonprofits working to help them and our community succeed.