COVID-19 Relief Grants Awarded

TOTAL AWARDED TO DATE:  $441,750.


Round 2 Grants – June 11, 2020

The Bayou Community Foundation awarded $242,905 in grants to 32 Bayou Region nonprofits in Round 2 of the Bayou Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief grants program.

BCF COVID Round 2 Grants LIST

Grantees include:

FOOD, MEDICINE, MASKS, CRITICAL SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY – $116,500

Al Copeland Foundation – meals and snacks to front-line workers, $5,000

Ascent Health – mask distribution to community agencies, $5,000

Assumption Parish Housing and Community Development –masks and hand sanitizers to poor and elderly, $7,500

Bless Your Heart – thermometers and sanitation supplies for teachers at Lafourche Parish Schools, $10,000

Faith Ministries International – food bank, $4,000

Good Samaritan Food Bank at Holy Rosary, Houma – mobile food pantry, $10,000

Hail Mary Rescue – pet food distributed at Lafourche Parish food banks, $5,000

Hope Extreme – hot meals, food, toiletries, clothing for the homeless, $5,000

Lafourche Animal Society – pet food distributed at Lafourche Parish food banks, $5,000

Lifted by Love – baby supplies and meals to at-risk mothers and children, $5,000

Lifting Hands Ministry – hot meal distribution, $10,000

Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Foundation – medication distributed to the needy, $10,000

Plymouth Rock Baptist Church of Houma – food bank, $10,000

Terrebonne Churches United Food Bank – food bank, $5,000

Terrebonne Council on Aging – hot meal distribution to shut-in elderly, $10,000

Thibodaux Chamber Foundation – blood drive and food distribution to essential workers, $10,000

RENT/MORTGAGE/UTILITY ASSISTANCE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS – $45,000

Catholic Charities Individual and Family Assistance – $10,000

Nicholls State University Student Assistance Program – $10,000

Salvation Army, Houma – $5,000

South Louisiana Veteran Outreach – $10,000

St. Lucy Church – $10,000

HEALTH/SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS TO DELIVER CRITICAL PROGRAMS DURING COVID – $71,405

Assisi Bridge House – residential services expenses during stay at home order, $2,705

Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center – sanitation supplies for in-house programs, telehealth technology, $7,000

Fletcher Foundation – PPE supplies and equipment for Allied Health and Nursing student programs, $5,000

Gulf Coast Social Services – PPE for direct care workers and sanitation supplies for facility, $5,000

Lafourche ARC – PPE and sanitation supplies for direct care staff, $8,700

MacDonell Children’s Services – PPE, sanitation supplies and food for staff and residents, $8,000

Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center – technology for telemedicine for local cancer patients, $5,000

St. Lucy Child Development Center – PPE for staff and students, sanitation supplies for facility, $10,000

Terrebonne Parish Library – shields for service desks, sanitation supplies for libraries, $10,000

The Haven – technology for nonresidential counseling offices to serve abused women and children, $10,000

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS – $10,000

New Life Counseling Center – subsidized counseling sessions for local residents with financial need, $10,000


Round 1 Grants – April 23, 2020

The Bayou Community Foundation 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 www.BayouCF.org.