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Bayou Community Foundation is the only charitable foundation solely focused on building and sustaining the communities of Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and Grand Isle.

We had an amazing day yesterday on Grand Isle with our #rebuildgrandisle donors! We visited homes being repaired and three new homes now under construction for island residents who lost it all in Hurricane Ida. Most importantly, we had a chance to talk with these residents and our generous building volunteers, and hear their inspiring stories of survival, compassion for fellow man, and love for this precious island community. What a day it was! Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Greater New Orleans Foundation United Way of Southeast Louisiana ... See MoreSee Less
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  United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has granted $100,000 to Bayou Community Foundation’s “Rebuild Grand Isle” project, working to repair and rebuild homes for 40 Grand Isle families in need whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed when Hurricane Ida made landfall here on August 29, 2021.

Bayou Community Foundation’s (BCF) 2023 Annual Competitive Grants Program for nonprofit organizations is now open. Initial Grant Requests are being accepted through 11:59 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2023 on BCF’s online grant application portal.

October 13, 2022 As we continue to help our community recover from Hurricane Ida and address the escalating crisis of food insecurity, Bayou Community Foundation recently presented a $10,000 grant to Second Harvest Food Bank to help two local food bank partners provide more meat and fresh food to families in need in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle.