Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) launched a new website today at www.BayouCF.org that includes an online directory of local nonprofits and a new online giving system for donors who want to invest in our Bayou Region communities through the BCF Fund.
Nonprofit organizations located in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and Grand Isle are invited to visit the Nonprofit Directory page at www.BayouCF.org and submit information about their organization in order to considered for inclusion in BCF’s online listing of local nonprofits, which will be compiled as submission are received.
“Over the past four years, we have had the opportunity to work with and award grants to numerous local nonprofits, and it has been an eye-opening experience learning about all of their efforts. There are so many great organizations doing critical, impactful work in our Bayou Region, many of which quietly do their jobs day in and day out with little or no fanfare,” says BCF Chairman of the Board Stephen Peltier.
The BCF site also includes a new online giving system for credit card gifts to BCF to support all of BCF’s programs, the annual BCF grants program, and a new Disaster Recovery Fund now being developed to respond to community needs if and when the next natural or man-made disaster impacts our area.
“With our new BCF website, we now have a tool to more effectively share the BCF story as well as help communicate the important work that nonprofits are doing here and provide an easy way for donors to strengthen our community with a gift to BCF,” Peltier explained.
BCF was created in July 2012 following hurricanes and the Gulf oil spill by local residents who recognized the need for a community foundation specifically serving Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Grand Isle. The foundation serves as a “community bucket” to receive and distribute private aid in the event of a natural disaster or emergency, awards annual grants to nonprofits meeting critical needs in our communities, and works with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to provide free workshops and other programs to grow local nonprofits.