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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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By Julia Arenstam   The Bayou Community Foundation’s coordinator may not be a native of the Houma-Thibodaux area, but her passion for the bayou region has helped raised over $1 million for local organizations. Jennifer Armand began working for the foundation shortly after it was founded in 2012. Armand and her husband Matthew moved to the Houma area in 1997, shortly after the birth of her daughter. “I started getting involved at the Chamber of Commerce. That helped me … read more

The Bayou Community Foundation, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Fletcher Technical Community College hosted the inaugural Bayou Region Conference for Nonprofits on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Fletcher’s campus in Schriever. More than 100 representatives from area nonprofits learned how to strengthen their fund development efforts at the “Focus on Funding” learning event that featured renowned speakers and trainers on topics such as Building a Culture of Philanthropy, Marketing on a Shoe String Budget, and Using … read more

  The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) and the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Initiative will present “Focus on Funding:  A Bayou Region Conference for Local Nonprofits” from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 hosted by Fletcher Technical Community College at the main campus in Schriever.