Louisiana’s Bayou Region is no stranger to disasters.
Bayou Community Foundation is here to help donors here at home and all over the world
help our community in time of need.
Following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, and the 2010 Gulf oil spill, BCF founders realized that communities across the Gulf coast received aid because they had a “bucket” in place, most often in the form of a community foundation. Our Bayou Region lacked that bucket and missed out on opportunities to directly receive contributions for recovery. A community foundation was greatly needed here.
In 2012, local residents and business owners came together to establish the Bayou Community Foundation, specifically serving Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and Grand Isle in coastal southeast Louisiana.
With BCF, our region can now receive private contributions for relief and recovery if and when the next disaster strikes, and donors can be confident that gifts will be used strategically to directly benefit local disaster victims and help our community rebuild.
Gifts to the Bayou Community Foundation’s Disaster Recovery Fund, managed by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, may be made at any time and qualify for the maximum deductions allowed for charitable donations.
Your donations ahead of a disaster help us to build our bucket now, allowing BCF to act quickly to help organizations on the ground with initial relief efforts immediately following a storm or disaster. Donations during and after a storm will be important to provide for the immediate and long-term recovery needs of our Bayou Region community.
BCF Opens Disaster Recovery Fund – August 29, 2016 News Release