Grants Awarded

From 2013 – 2019, Bayou Community Foundation has awarded $1,012,270 in competitive grants to nonprofits working in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and Grand Isle to meet critical needs in human services, education, workforce development, and coastal preservation.

2019 – $205,070 in grants to 28 nonprofits

Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation – $2,000 – evaluation and therapy for Drug Court clients
Bayou Country Children’s Museum –$2,500 – STEM education supplies and robotics camp
Faith Ministries, International –$2,500 – Hunger Relief Project
Girls on the Run Bayou Region – $2,500 – program enrollment for needy students
Virtual Academy of Lafourche – $3,000sets of reading books for English/Language Arts curriculum in grades 1-8
We Can All Ring, Inc. – $3,000 – specially designed pads for performance bells
Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services– $5,000 – Parent Education Program for effective parenting
Les Reflections du Bayou – $5,000 – Braxton’s Gift for Life water safety and survival course
Restore or Retreat – $5,000 – Working for Our Coast workshop for Lafourche and Terrebonne students
Rev. Lloyd Wallace Community Center – $5,000 Beyond the Bell program supplies & community garden
South LA Community College – $5,000 – firefighting equipment for Maritime & Petroleum Safety Training Center
Dulac Community Center –$7,500building materials & supplies for Community Housing Rehabilitation Program
Lafourche Education Foundation – $7,500 – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence – $7,500Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
CASA of Terrebonne, Inc. – $10,000 –  Promotion and training for new CASA volunteers
Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center$10,000 – Family Values Program for expectant parents
Jacob’s Ladder- $10,000 – correctional center programs to break addiction cycle and reduce recidivism rate
Lafourche ARC – $10,000 – printers for in-house printing company providing work for individuals with disabilities
Louis Children’s Crisis Center – $10,000 –  neuro-psychological testing for children in their care
MacDonell United Methodist Children’s Services – $10,000 – Youth Aging Out housing improvements
New Life Counseling Center – $10,000 –  Access to Care mental health counseling for underserved residents
Second Harvest Food Bank – $10,000 – food distribution and Mobile Pantryin bayou communities
St. Vincent de Paul Tri-Parish Pharmacy – $10,000 – free medication for the poor and elderly
Terrebonne Churches United Good Samaritan Food Bank – $10,000 – new shelving for food bank
The Haven – $10,000 – Violence Prevention Program for students in Terrebonne and Lafourche
Catholic Community Center – $10,230 – commercial freezers for food bank
Hope Restored Pregnancy Resource Center – $10,500 – training and certification for medical center
Friends of the PACT Place – $11,340 – Monitors for PACT Place supervised visitation and exchange site

2018 – $230,000 in grants to 29 nonprofits

Faith Ministries – $1,000 – Hunger Relief Project
Girls on the Run Bayou Region – $2,500 – program enrollment for needy students
Grand Caillou Middle School – $3,500 – games and activities for alternative recess room
Gulf Coast Social Services – $5,000 – Enhanced Mentoring Program for at-risk youth
LUMCON – $5,000 – learning opportunities at LUMCON for students from disadvantaged schools
St. Francis Vegetable Garden – $5,000 – funding support for garden management
VIA Link – $5,000 – Teen Crisis Text Line in Lafourche and Terrebonne
Rev. Lloyd Wallace Community Center – $5,000 – technology for Beyond the Bell after-school program
Women’s Restoration – $5,000furnishings and equipment for start-up of women’s recovery program
Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services – $6,000– Parent Education Program
Jacob’s Ladder – $6,500Celebrate Recovery re-entry program
M.D. Wright Academic Center – $7,500– tutoring programs for at-risk youth
Options for Independence$8,000 – substance abuse counseling training for family therapists
START Corporation- $8,000 – Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare Program
Fletcher Foundation – $8,200 – purchase of a trailer for commercial vehicle operators program
CASA of Terrebonne – $10,000 –  child advocate volunteer recruitment and public outreach campaign
Catholic Community Center – $10,000 – expansion of food bank in Galliano
Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center – $10,000 –  Family Values Program for expectant parents
The Haven – $10,000 – Violence Prevention Program for students in Terrebonne and Lafourche
Lafourche Education Foundation – $10,000 – Dolly Parton Imagination Library
MacDonell Children’s Services – $10,000 – program development for youth aging out of foster care
New Life Counseling Center – $10,000 – Access to Care counseling program for under-served residents
Second Harvest Food Bank – $10,000 – food distribution and Mobile Pantry
St. Vincent de Paul Tri-Parish Pharmacy – $10,000 – free medication to the poor and elderly
Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence – $10,000 –Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Friends of the PACT Place – $10,500 – Monitors for PACT Place supervised visitation and exchange site
Lafourche ARC – $10,800 – vehicle awning and enclosed trailer
Hope Restored Pregnancy Resource Center – $12,500 – Doppler ultrasound machine
Terrebonne ARC – $15,000 – commercial kitchen equipment for new bakery

2017 – $220,020 in grants to 29 nonprofits

Terrebonne Red Ribbon – $1,000 – youth Summer Leadership Camp
VIA Link – $2,000 – staffing for Teen Crisis Text Line in Terrebonne and Lafourche
Girls on the Run Bayou Region – $2,500 -Heart and Soles Program for Hooper Dorm and Juvenile Justice residents
Bayou Bell Ringers – $4,800 – sound system for traveling bell performances by the group’s impaired musicians
Bayou Country Children’s Museum – $5,000 – Coastal Estuary Preservation Water Table Exhibit
Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services – $5,000 – Parent Education Program in Terrebonne and Lafourche
Nicholls Foundation – $5,000 – staffing for Maritime Management Program, College of Business
Rev. Lloyd Wallace Community Center – $5,000 – technology for Beyond the Bell after-school program
St. Francis Vegetable Garden – $5,000 – agriculture internship program for community garden
Les Reflections du Bayou – $5,500 – Braxton’s Gift for Life water safety program in Lafourche
START Corp – $6,000 – Functional Family Therapy program providing in-home intervention and counseling
CASA of Lafourche – $7,100 – recruitment, screening and training for child advocate volunteers
Dulac Community Center – $7,500 – Community Housing Rehabilitation program in Native American community
Second Harvest Food Bank – $7,500 – Food Distribution and Mobile Pantry in Terrebonne and Lafourche
Fletcher Foundation – $8,000 – Work It! Mobile Oilfield Learning Units Project for local 5th grade students
SCLTC – Lafourche campus – $8,000 –  purchase of used school bus for Class B CDL instruction
CASA of Terrebonne – $10,000 – child advocate volunteer recruitment and public outreach campaign
Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center – $10,000 –  Family Values Program for expectant mothers and fathers
The Haven – $10,000 – Violence Prevention Program for 8,000 students in Terrebonne and Lafourche
Lafourche ARC – $10,000 – marketing, training and equipment for St. John Treasure Box thrift store
Lafourche Education Foundation – $10,000 – Dolly Parton Imagination Library for 400 children for one year
Louis Children’s Crisis Center – $10,000 – intensive behavioral therapy and neurological testing for abuse victims
MacDonell Children’s Services – $10,000 – staff training for Sexual Trauma Center
New Life Counseling Center – $10,000 – Access to Care program, providing counseling to underserved residents
Options for Independence – $10,000 – in-person psychiatry sessions and tele-psychiatry services for children
St. Vincent de Paul Tri-Parish Pharmacy – $10,000 to provide free medication to the poor and elderly
Terrebonne ARC – $10,000 – Employment Specialist for Community Employment Opportunities Program
Terr. Foundation for Academic Excellence – $10,000 –Dolly Parton Imagination Library for Head Start students
Friends of the PACT Place – $15,120 – 360 hours of supervised visitation services for 50 Lafourche families

2016 – $190,650 in grants to 26 nonprofits

Autism Society Bayou  – $2,500 for the local Autism Information Expo
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program – $10,000 for canoes in the volunteer  coastal planting program.
CASA of Lafourche – $10,000 to train new child advocate volunteers
Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center – $10,000 for advocacy, staff training, and youth sexual integrity programs
Dulac Community Center – $7,500 for Community Housing Rehabilitation Programs.
FTTC Foundation – $8,000 for Work It! Louisiana program utilizing Mobile Oilfield Learning Units
Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation – $5,000 for drug testing kits
Girls on the Run Bayou Region – $3,700 for running shoes and healthy snacks for participating students in need
Hope Extreme – $12,000 to buy a used van for student transportation
Lafourche Education Foundation – $10,000 to implement the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Lafourche Parish
Lafourche Parish Special Education District #1 – $6,250 for electronic tables and accessories for use by adults with disabilities
MacDonnell United Methodist Children’s Services – $9,000 for staff training and support for youth Behavior Management Program
New Life Counseling Center – $12,000 for the Access to Care mental health counseling program in South Lafourche
Nicholls Foundation (Dept. of Biological Sciences) – $5,000 for Fourchon Beach restoration plantings and propagation of native coastal plants
Restore or Retreat – $5,000 to conduct Coastal Master Plan community meetings in Terrebonne and Lafourche
Lloyd Wallace Community Center – $4,000 for playground equipment for students in the Beyond the Bell afterschool program
South Central LA Human Services Authority – $15,000 to continue Mobile Outreach Program for outpatient mental health treatment
Second Harvest Food Bank – $7,500 for food distribution and mobile pantry programs in Terrebonne and Lafourche
South Central LA Technical College – $9,700 for equipment and supplies for the new Commercial Vehicle Operation Complex on the Lafourche campus
St. Vincent de Paul Tri-Parish Pharmacy – $10,000 to provide free medication to the poor and elderly
St. Francis Vegetable Garden – $2,500 to fund an agriculture internship program for the garden
St. Lucy Child Development Center – $7,500 for technology, food service, and supplies required to upgrade child care center for new state rating system
START Corporation – $5,000 to train additional therapist for Functional Family Therapy Program for at-risk youth and their families
Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence – $10,000 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Terrebonne Churches United’s Good Samaritan Food Bank – $2,500 to purchase food for Houma food bank
VIA Link – $1,000 to launch a teen crisis text line in Terrebonne and Lafourche

2015 –  $146,600 in grants to 22 nonprofits

Bayou Grace  – $2,500 for the Estuary Experience Volunteer Program
Dulac Community Center – $3,000 for the Community Rehabilitation Program Workforce Training Initiative
Rev. Lloyd Wallace Community Center – $3,000 to purchase kindles for the Beyond the Bell After School Program
The Nature Conservancy – $3,000 for the Grand Isle Community Outreach, Education and Conservation Program
Lafourche ARC – $4,200 for safety equipment and supplies at its vocational services facility and residential communities
MacDonell United Methodist Children’s Services – $4,500 for technological improvements to support the SPARC Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative
Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services – $5,000 grant for Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol, a program to reduce underage drinking
Fletcher Technical Community College Foundation – $5,000 grant for the Work It! Louisiana program to provide an opportunity for all sixth-graders in Lafourche and Terrebonne to learn about technology of the oil and gas industry through the Mobile Offshore Learning Unit
Second harvestGulf Coast Social Services – $5,000 for enhanced mentoring services for at-risk youth in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes
Second Harvest Food Bank – $5,000 for food pantries and mobile pantry food distribution in Lafourche, Terrebonne, and Grand Isle
Virtual Academy of Lafourche – $5,000 to support the Career Development Service Project
Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence – $5,900 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
New Life Counseling Center – $6,000 to support the Access to Care mental health counseling program in South Lafourche
Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center – $7,500 grant for teen programs at local schools and for pregnancy and infant loss support groups
Hope Extreme – $7,500 grant for the After School Tutoring and Summer Reading Programs
Catholic Community Center – $9,500 to expand its Thrift Store serving the poor in south Lafourche and Grand Isle
CASA of Lafourche – $10,000 for a child abuse prevention and child advocate recruitment campaign in Lafourche Parish
CASA of Terrebonne – $10,000 for campaign to increase number and diversity of child advocates
Options for Independence – $10,000 for the Youth Tele-Psychiatry Program
START Corporation – $10,000 for expansion of the Functional Family Therapy Program for at-risk youth and their families
Vincent de Paul Tri-Parish Pharmacy – $10,000 to provide free medication to the poor and elderly
South Central LA Human Services Authority – $15,000 to continue Mobile Outreach Program for outpatient mental health treatment

2014 –  $110,000 in grants to 11 nonprofits

brake trainer Pic 5South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority – $15,000 to support the ongoing Mobile Outreach Program providing outpatient mental health counseling and treatment for residents who lack transportation to attend scheduled clinic appointments.

Options for Independence – $15,000 to continue a telecommunication child psychiatry program to address the overwhelming need for youth psychiatric services in our region.

START Corporation – $15,000 to implement a Functional Family Therapy program, an intervention and counseling initiative for youth ages 11-18 suffering from behavioral disorders and substance abuse.

Assisi Bridge House/Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma/Thibodaux – $5,000 to purchase drug screening supplies to conduct regular substance abuse monitoring and counseling of residents, and to purchase an automated external defibrillator for medical emergencies.

Gulf Coast Social Services – $5,000 to support ongoing mentoring, education, and career counseling programs for at-risk youth ages 10-20 referred by juvenile justice authorities.

St. Vincent de Paul Tri-Parish Pharmacy – $15,000 to support ongoing program providing free medication to the poor and elderly who qualify.

Terrebonne Council on Aging– $5,000 for “Take a Bite Out of Winter” Program, providing personal, energy-efficient space heaters to low-income elderly.

Lafourche Parish School Board – $4,000 to purchase a 4-Wheel Hydraulic Brake Trainer to provide Central Lafourche High School automotive students with job training.

Hope Extreme – $3,000 to support ongoing after-school and summer reading programs for low-income students in kindergarten – 6th grade.

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program– $23,000 to purchase a shallow-water vessel that will transport plants and planting volunteers to inner-tidal marsh areas along our coast as part of BTNEP’s restorative planting programs.

The Nature Conservancy – $5,000 to support the Grand Isle Community Outreach and Education Program, which incorporates environmental education in school curricula and makes Grand Isle residents, students and teachers more aware of local environmental resources and issues.

2013 –  $115,00 in grants to seven nonprofits  (First BCF Grants Program)

South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority – $40,000 to support a Mobile Outreach Program providing outpatient mental health counseling and treatment for those residents who lack transportation to attend scheduled clinic appointments.

Options for Independence – $20,000 to initiate a child psychiatry program and address the overwhelming need for youth psychiatric services in our region.

NSU Foundation/Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program– $20,000 to repair the currently impassable Nicholls Farm Bridge to provide vehicular access to the coastal plan production pond, as well as to conduct a volunteer planting event at Grand Isle State Park and/or Elmer’s Island.

Lafourche Parish School Board – $10,000 to purchase classroom welding equipment at Central Lafourche High School and South Lafourche High School, which will later be used at the Career Magnet Center, to prepare students for the workforce.

Fletcher Foundation/South Central Industrial Association – $10,000 to fund components of the Work It! Louisiana program, which aims to address current workforce needs of our region by making high school students aware of industrial career paths and bringing nobility back to those career tracks.

Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence – $10,000 to expand the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Terrebonne Parish, a literacy program for young children birth through age five.

South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center – $5,000 to fund wetlands awareness programs for youth, such as Wetland Youth Summit, World Wetlands Day, Mandalay Trail Excursions, and summer programs.