Bayou Recovery Fund


Hurricane Ida Relief Grants and Program Investments Through August 29, 2023

Bayou Community Foundation is accepting contributions to the Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Ida Relief to help Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle residents most impacted by the Category 4 storm that made landfall here on August 29, 2021.

YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION will fund grants from Bayou Community Foundation to local nonprofits that are providing critical relief, recovery and rebuilding services in the aftermath of the hurricane right here in the Bayou Region.

Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Ida Fact Sheet




Hurricane Ida Relief Grants Awarded through Feb. 28, 2022

Bayou Recovery Fund Report to Donors Jan 28 2022

To give with mailed check: BCF Contribution Form Hurricane Ida Relief

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

1% of each gift to the Bayou Recovery Fund will help us administer the emergency grants program.

Thank you to the hundreds of compassionate and generous individuals, families, foundation and corporations who have contributed to the Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Ida Relief!  We are so grateful for your donation of any size – EVERY gift helps our precious Bayou Region and our 200,000 residents who can now begin the road to recovery with your support.

Major corporate and foundation donors to the Bayou Recovery Fund include these and more:
  • The Mary and Al Danos Family Foundation
  • Chevron
  • The Gheens Foundation
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of LA Foundation
  • BP Amoco
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Saints and Pelicans Gulf Coast Renewal Fund
  • The Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust
  • United Health Foundation
  • The Frost Foundation
  • Centene Charitable Foundation
  • Humana Foundation
  • The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
  • Capital One Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Enbridge
  • Iberia Bank/First Horizon Foundation
  • Weeks Marine
  • CareQuest
  • Boeing
  • Regions Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Louisiana Charities Trust
  • TC Energy
  • Cheniere Foundation
  • Emerson Collective, LLC
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Lafont Descendants Trust
  • ForeKids! Foundation
  • Peltier Foundation
  • Foundation Triple-S
  • Kindred Healthcare Operating, LLC


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.