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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.

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May 7, 2020 The Arlen B. Cenac Jr. Foundation and the Gheens Foundation have joined forces to assist the Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief by making matching donations in the sum of $50,000.00 each.  The intent of the Bayou Recovery Fund is to provide emergency grants to Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and Grand Isle nonprofits that serving local residents most impacted by the current health and economic crisis.

Bayou Community Foundation has transformed the community online giving website into BayouGives Emergency Relief to help all of our local nonprofits increase engagement and attract support from current and potential donors and volunteers during these challenging times. BCF is promoting the BayouGives online giving site and all of our participating nonprofits on the site as part of #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity on Tuesday, May 5.

Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) is now accepting grant requests from qualified 501c3 nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to fill critical unmet needs in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle, Louisiana resulting from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.   This is Round 2 of the Bayou Recovery Fund COVID-19 Relief Grants Program. Completed applications for Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Relief grants program are due via email by Friday, May 22, 2020.