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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.

Blue skies and beautiful smiles greeted Mr. Alces for his very special homecoming yesterday as he received the keys to his new home in Cut Off through our #RebuildSouthLafourche Hurricane Ida housing recovery program. And his new home is truly one of a kind - it’s the first one-bedroom house built in South Lafourche by our amazingly talented and generous Mennonite Disaster Service Storm Aid volunteers. Since January, 9 new homes have been completed and 6 more are under construction, in addition to over 150 home repairs completed or underway. We are rebuilding homes, lives and our precious coastal community through the incredible power of PHILANTHROPY and VOLUNTEERS! Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, danos, American Red Cross of Louisiana, Shell, Dick J. Guidry Family Fund at Greater New Orleans Foundation, Chevron #goodgrowshere #hurricaneida #bayourecoveryfund ... See MoreSee Less
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January 18, 2024  Bayou Community Foundation (BCF), donors, partners, volunteers and Lafourche Parish leaders welcomed Eloise Vizier to her new home in Cut Off today, the first storm-resilient home built here for Hurricane Ida survivors like Vizier through the Foundation’s “Rebuild South Lafourche” Housing Recovery Program.

Bayou Community Foundation 2024 Nonprofit Grants Program Webinar Registration This informational webinar is intended to guide potential applicants through the process of applying for BCF’s 2024 Nonprofit Grants Program Process. The webinar will cover topics such as program description and eligibility requirements, program guidelines and evaluation procedures, accessing and navigating the grant portal, and how the BCF 2023 Community Needs Assessment will be taken into consideration throughout this year’s grant’s process. The live webinar will be held via Zoom on … read more

Bayou Community Foundation is now accepting initial grant requests through 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, March 1, in the first phase of our 2023 Annual Competitive Grants Program. Since 2013, BCF has awarded 274 annual grants totaling over $2.3 million to qualified nonprofits serving Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle as part of the Foundation’s annual competitive Grants Program. View a list of BCF competitive grant award recipients HERE. In 2024, BCF’s Grants Program will continue to fund impactful nonprofit programs … read more