Bayou Recovery Fund

Bayou Community Foundation has activated its Bayou Recovery Fund to issue grants to local nonprofits that are providing critical services to meet the needs of local residents suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Zeta and the COVID-19 crisis.


YOUR tax-deductible contributions will be granted out quickly to local nonprofits to meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents right away. WITH ONE GIFT, YOU WILL HELP MANY!

Gifts by check may be made with the giving form HERE.

Online gifts by credit card can be made by clicking the “Donate Now” button below.

About the Bayou Recovery Fund

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 Bayou Recovery Fund 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.