Help BCF Meet a $500,000 Challenge to Build More Homes!

April 26, 2022

Recognizing the tremendous need for housing as our community recovers from Hurricane Ida,  one major donor to Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund has announced a challenge grant to fund continued home rebuilding and repair work in Dulac this fall.

The Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust has committed a gift of $500,000 to support the housing project with the challenge that Bayou Community Foundation raise an additional $500,000, providing at least $1 million to fund another building season with Mennonite Disaster Service beginning in October.

“The Eckstein family has been a very generous donor to the Bayou Recovery Fund since Hurricane Ida made landfall, and this new $500,000 challenge grant from the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust is another significant, impactful investment in our bayou communities’ recovery,” said Bayou Community Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Armand.  “We invite other donors to join us in meeting this challenge and raise at least $1 million to build many more homes over the next year for the neediest of our neighbors left homeless by Hurricane Ida.”

Contributions to Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund can be made here: https://www.bayoucf.org/disaster-recovery/

 


First Two Homes Completed with BCF Grant in Dulac

April 26, 2022

Bayou Community Foundation joined Greater New Orleans Foundation local residents, state and parish leaders, and nonprofit partners today in celebrating the completion of the first two homes built in the Terrebonne Parish bayou community of Dulac through the Foundations’ Hurricane Ida recovery programs.

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BCF Grants $3.7 Million for Relief & Recovery

January 21, 2022

With contributions from donors around the country, the Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) has invested over $3.7 million to fund relief and recovery efforts for residents of Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle since Category 4 Hurricane Ida made landfall here on August 29. Continue Reading


$500,000 Grant Supports Catholic Charities Program

January 19, 2022

Bayou Community Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux to fund its Hurricane Ida recovery assistance program in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle. The Catholic Charities program is expected to directly aid up to 1,900 families of all faiths in our area. Continue Reading


Round 2 Hurricane Ida Relief Grants Announced

October 7, 2021

Bayou Community Foundation Announces $1.29 Million in New Grants for Hurricane Ida Relief and Recovery

$1.8 million in relief and recovery services funded by Foundation to date.

(HOUMA, LA) The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) announced a second round of grants today totaling $1.29 million to 17 local nonprofits for critical relief and recovery assistance provided to residents of Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

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Mary and Al Danos Family Foundation Contribute $1 Million to Bayou Recovery Fund

September 8, 2021

The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) and the Mary and Al Danos Family Foundation today announced the family foundation’s gift of $1 million to the Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Ida Relief to support critical relief, recovery and rebuilding services for residents of Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. A portion of that gift has been used immediately by BCF to distribute nearly 20,000 gallons of gasoline to south Lafourche and Terrebonne residents to fuel home generators and vehicles. Continue Reading