Community Foundation of North Louisiana announces the Round Two recipients of their annual competitive grant process. A total of $114,250 has been awarded to nine nonprofit organizations.
The Community Foundation typically accepts competitive grant applications once annually. The application process begins in August and the grantees are announced at CFNLA’s annual meeting the following April. Due to the unprecedented events of 2020, the Community Foundation recognized the need to remain flexible to the rapidly changing needs of our community due to COVID-19. In June, CFNLA announced $2.8 million in grants through the annual competitive grant cycle. It was also announced that a second round of funding would be made available in the fall to respond to community needs that had not yet emerged or could not be prioritized in the first round of funding.
The programs that received Round Two funding are:
- Highland Restoration Association for the 2020 Highland Planning Project – $6,000
- LifeShare Blood Center for COVID-19 Emergency Response – $19,000
- Little Theatre of Shreveport for General Operating Support – $15,000
- LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport for Eat Right and Move – $15,000
- Ochsner Clinic Foundation for Masking for Community Health – $10,000
- Renzi Education & Art Center for Afterschool Program – $15,000
- Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet for 2020 Virtual/Hybrid “Nutcracker” – $9,250
- The Philadelphia Center for Syringe Service Program – $15,000
- YWCA of Northwest Louisiana for Parent Education and Support – $10,000
The Community Foundation has now granted a total of $2.9 million in competitive grants in 2020. Additionally, $151,700 has been awarded from the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. CFNLA continues to provide funding opportunities and information for nonprofit organizations and work with local officials and other funders to create solutions for our community’s long-term recovery.