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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.

As Development Officer for the Greater New Orleans Foundation, our dear friend Josephine Everly guided and counseled our local founders over a decade ago to develop the Bayou Community Foundation we have today. Her expertise was priceless and love for our region is tremendous! Help us celebrate Josephine and all of our founders on November 31 ... See MoreSee Less
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August 29, 2022 / One Year after Hurricane Ida by:  Jennifer Armand, Executive Director, Bayou Community Foundation Hurricane Ida was a storm of traumatic destruction for our bayou community, but that is just the beginning of the story. Here in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle, Hurricane Ida is also a powerful story of unmatched generosity, compassion and resiliency, which continue to fuel our recovery one year later.  It is this story that makes me so unbelievably proud to call our … read more

Over 100 local nonprofit representatives participated in Bayou Community Foundation’s 2022 Bayou Region Nonprofit Conference on Thursday, August 18 at Fletcher Technical Community College. The conference, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, was designed to help local nonprofit staff and volunteers strengthen their organizations and their community programs, with presentations on disaster recovery, capacity building, emergency planning, fundraising, and grant writing.

Bayou Community Foundation invites area nonprofit professionals, Board members and volunteers to join us for our 2022 Bayou Region Nonprofit Conference Thursday, August 18 from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm, hosted by Fletcher Technical Community College in Schriever!