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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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(HOUMA) The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) presented grants totaling $242,905 to 32 nonprofit organizations serving residents in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Assumption Parish and Grand Isle during Round 2 of its Bayou Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief grants program June 11.  Since April, the Foundation has awarded an amazing total of $441,750 in emergency grants to local nonprofits.

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 www.BayouGives.org 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.