Grants Program Open for COVID-19 Relief

 

Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) is now accepting grant requests from qualified 501c3 nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to address critical unmet needs in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle, Louisiana resulting from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.   Completed applications for Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Relief grants program are due via email by Friday, April 10, 2020.

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Community Needs Virtual Meeting March 30

 

Bayou Community Foundation has activated the Bayou Recovery Fund to accept gifts and provide grants to Terrebonne, Lafourche and Grand Isle nonprofits and agencies providing emergency help to residents impacted the greatest by the COVID-19 crisis.
BCF will be hosting a ZOOM virtual meeting on Monday, March 30 at 3:00 pm to learn more about the unmet needs local government and local nonprofits are seeing right now in our community  and resources that might be needed.

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BCF Activates Bayou Recovery Fund for COVID Crisis

March 17, 2020

Bayou Community Foundation has activated the Bayou Recovery Fund to provide grants to local nonprofits who are providing food, health care, child care and counseling to Bayou Region residents impacted by COVID-19 and the related economic downturn.

YOU CAN HELP US HELP THE NEEDY IN OUR COMMUNITY DURING THIS CRISIS WITH A GIFT TO THE RECOVERY FUND!

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!

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BayouGives 2020 Is Postponed

March 16, 2020
The 2020 BayouGives community giving event originally scheduled for April 28 has been postponed until further notice so you, your nonprofit and donors can focus on what is most important at this time – protecting yourselves and providing help to those most impacted by the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.
Bayou Community Foundation will be working on rescheduling the 2020 BayouGives event for later this year, and we will announce that new date when confirmed.
Nonprofit registration will re-open accordingly for this new date and all current registrations will be honored.





Hunger Summit Focuses on Food Insecurity

By:  Halle Parker, HoumaToday.com

Over 27,000 men, women and children in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle lack adequate, healthful meals on a daily basis. That’s one in seven residents of the Bayou Region who are considered food insecure, according to statistics shared by Second Harvest Food Bank at the first-ever Bayou Region Summit on Hunger October 8 at the Lafourche Parish Government Complex in Mathews.

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BCF, Second Harvest to Host Summit on Hunger

Bayou Community Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank will host the first-ever “Bayou Region Summit on Hunger” on Tuesday, October 8 to increase awareness about food insecurity in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and Grand Isle, and to strengthen efforts to address hunger in our region.   Participants will include local nonprofits, government agencies, churches and other volunteer groups involved in providing food and other services to the needy in our area.

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