COVID-19 Relief Grants Awarded

April 23, 2020

The Bayou Community Foundation has awarded emergency grants totaling $198,845 to 21 nonprofits working in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle today from the Bayou Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief.

List of BCF COVID Round 1 Grants

Grantees include:

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux – $25,000

  • Rent, mortgage and utility assistance for needy individuals and families

Catholic Community Center, Galliano – $17,000

  • Rent, mortgage and utility assistance for needy South Lafourche and Grand Isle residents, gas cards for transportation to medical appointments

Start Corporation – $13,300

  • Triage nurse to facilitate COVID-19 screening and testing at Start Community Health Center in Houma

Terrebonne Council on Aging – $11,000

  • Cleaning and disinfectant supplies to sanitize buses and vans between each transport of seniors to medical appointments and dialysis

The Haven – $11,000

  • Flexible housing program for victims of domestic abuse/sexual assault, enabling the nonprofit to serve more clients while social distancing guidelines are followed in the primary shelter

Al Copeland Foundation – $10,000

  • Program using local restaurants and food vendors to provide meals, snacks and household supplies to health care workers at local hospitals

Fletcher Technical Community College Foundation – $10,000

  • Student Emergency Relief Program to provide financial assistance to students in need

Good Samaritan Food Bank, Raceland – $10,000

  • Food distribution to the needy

Lafourche Chamber Foundation – $10,000

  • PPE, medical supplies, snacks and quick meals for essential health care workers in Lafourche Parish

Second Harvest Food Bank – $10,000

  • Food and supplies for 12 or more food banks and food pantries in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle expecting to serve 10,000 families during the crisis

St. Vincent de Paul Tri Parish Community Pharmacy – $10,000

  • Medicine for the poor and elderly, serving over 200 needy clients per month

Terrebonne Churches United Food Bank, Houma – $10,000

  • Food distribution to the needy

 Nicholls State University – $8,545

  • Purchase of annual subscription of software to allow for proctored exam administration for over 6,000 students in the current virtual learning environment

Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe – $8,000

  • Food assistance for needy members of the tribal community

Faith Ministries, International – $5,000

  • Food distribution to the needy in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish

The Foundation for TGMC – $5,000

  • Employee assistance fund for needy health care workers

Gulf Coast Baptist Church, Golden Meadow – $5,000

  • Food distribution to the needy in South Lafourche and Grand Isle

Holy Rosary Emergency Relief Group, Houma – $5,000

  • Meals distributed at homeless shelters, food delivery to the elderly and shut-in, individual assistance to the poor

Lifted by Love – $5,000

  • Bag lunches, non-perishable food and baby care items distributed to high-need mothers and expectant mothers

Salvation Army, Houma Service Center – $5,000

  • Rent, mortgage and utility assistance for needy individuals and families

United Houma Nation – $5,000

Medicine and health care for elderly and shut-in tribal members

Contributions are still being accepted for Round 2 of the Bayou Recovery Fund’s COVID 19 Relief grants program.  Grant application process for Round 2 will be announced shortly and will be available at