Rebuild Grand Isle

Bayou Community Foundation is working to raise $2 million to help the neediest residents of Grand Isle rebuild their homes and their lives, and ultimately, restore this precious and often overlooked coastal community.
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Help BCF Meet a $500,000 Challenge to Build More Homes!

April 26, 2022

Recognizing the tremendous need for housing as our community recovers from Hurricane Ida,  one major donor to Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund has announced a challenge grant to fund continued home rebuilding and repair work in Dulac this fall.

The Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust has committed a gift of $500,000 to support the housing project with the challenge that Bayou Community Foundation raise an additional $500,000, providing at least $1 million to fund another building season with Mennonite Disaster Service beginning in October.

“The Eckstein family has been a very generous donor to the Bayou Recovery Fund since Hurricane Ida made landfall, and this new $500,000 challenge grant from the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust is another significant, impactful investment in our bayou communities’ recovery,” said Bayou Community Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Armand.  “We invite other donors to join us in meeting this challenge and raise at least $1 million to build many more homes over the next year for the neediest of our neighbors left homeless by Hurricane Ida.”

Contributions to Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund can be made here:


BCF Grants $3.7 Million for Relief & Recovery

January 21, 2022

With contributions from donors around the country, the Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) has invested over $3.7 million to fund relief and recovery efforts for residents of Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle since Category 4 Hurricane Ida made landfall here on August 29. Continue Reading

$500,000 Grant Supports Catholic Charities Program

January 19, 2022

Bayou Community Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux to fund its Hurricane Ida recovery assistance program in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle. The Catholic Charities program is expected to directly aid up to 1,900 families of all faiths in our area. Continue Reading

Round 2 Hurricane Ida Relief Grants Announced

October 7, 2021

Bayou Community Foundation Announces $1.29 Million in New Grants for Hurricane Ida Relief and Recovery

$1.8 million in relief and recovery services funded by Foundation to date.

(HOUMA, LA) The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) announced a second round of grants today totaling $1.29 million to 17 local nonprofits for critical relief and recovery assistance provided to residents of Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

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