Community Impact Challenge Winners!

The winners of the Community Impact Challenge are: Arts Council of Central Louisiana for most individual donations with 65 donations and Alexandria Museum of Art for most money raised with $3,815.00! Congratulations! Each organization will receive an additional prize of $2,500!


The total number of donation was 175 and the total amount donated 9 organizations was $12,600! Congrats to all the organizations who accepted the challenge!

Community Impact Challenge

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is pleased to announce the first Central Louisiana Impact Challenge. The Community Foundation’s member nonprofits are invited to participate in this two week fundraising event which has been added to Celebration of Philanthropy (CoP) for the benefit of CLCF’s nonprofit members who participate in CoP. 

Twelve organizations have accepted the Community Impact Challenge so far! The organizations are Arts Council of Central Louisiana, Alexandria Museum of Art, Community HealthWorx, Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana, Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition, Hope House of Central Louisiana, Inc., American Red Cross of Central Louisiana, Re-Entry Solutions of Central Louisiana, Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center - Central Louisiana, TREE House Children's Museum, and YWCA Alexandria-Pineville!

Community Impact Finalists Selected

Of the twelve submissions enteredfour were chosen as finalists: Central Louisiana Coalition to Prevent Homelessness, The Rapides Exploratory Education House (TREE House), Tankproof, and The United Hands Youth Center. These finalist will deliver anpresentation to the selection committee before decisions are made about which one(s) receives funding.

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation is accepting 2016 Community Impact Award submissions

Alexandria, LA, May 17, 2016– The Central Louisiana Community Foundation announces it is now accepting applications for its 2016 Community Impact Award. This year’s winner will receive $50,000 in funding toward a specific project. Deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

The Community Impact Award is funded by an anonymous donation of $1 million received by the Foundation in 2009 from a generous local philanthropist.  The award can be made to any nonprofit501 (C) 3 organizations or Louisiana nonprofits, which have been pre-approved as furthering the mission of the CLCF, domiciled in the 12 parish region that the CLCF serves.  The award can be made in any field, as long as the project addresses an important issue in an innovative and impactful way.  The guideline can be found at or can be requested by email:


Important Dates: Submissions Open: 5/17/2016

                Deadline: 4:00 p.m. August 31, 2016

                Finalist Announced: September 16, 2016

                Finalist Presentation: October 11, 2016


For more information on the Community Impact Award please visit: 


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For more information about this topic, please contact Casey Palombo, Donor Accounting Associate at 318.445.7702 or email at


Alexandria, LA, April 29, 2016– The Central Louisiana Community Foundation recently added new members and officers to its Board of Directors. The all volunteer Board of Directors serve the Central Louisiana Community Foundation to assist the Foundation in its mission to facilitate philanthropy in the 12 parish region through wise giving and prudent investment of donor funds.

The 2016-2017 board officers include:

o   Chairman: Kermit Pharris, Central Louisiana Area President of Capital One Bank

o   Chair Elect: Mike Young, Branch Manager Financial Solutions Group

o   Secretary: Rebecca Alexander, Attorney

o   Treasurer: William S. Wallace, Administrator and CEO, Wallace Eye Surgery

Two new members were also appointed to the Central Louisiana Board of Directors: Jay Lemoine, District Attorney, Grant Parish and Charlie Baker, Retired, Proctor and Gamble. These members will serve in their new capacities through March 2019. Additionally, Chad Soprano, Assistant General Manager, Cenla Broadcasting was re-elected. He will serve a second three year term finishing his service in March 2019.

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation is also pleased to announce that the foundation made grants of over One Million Six Hundred Thousand ($1,600,000.00) Dollars in the Fiscal Year April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Additionally, the Central Louisiana Community Foundation successfully completed its ownership of the Arts Council of Central Louisiana having taken control in December 2012 when it was in financial distress. When the Central Louisiana Community Foundation returned control to the new volunteer board in January 2016, the projected budget called for a operating surplus and left the Arts Council with a net worth of $450,000.00 on their balance sheet. The Central Louisiana Community Foundation is pleased that it was able to assist in the successful rehabilitation of this worthwhile agency and return it back to community control. We look forward to assisting our other partner agencies in similar ways.

2016 McLaurin Scholarship

The McLaurin Family and the Central Louisiana Community Foundation are please to announce that applications are now Open for the 2016 McLaurin Memorial Nursing Scholarship.  If you or anyone you know are nursing students from Central Louisiana and attend a Central Louisiana college or university, you may be eligible for a $500 scholarship!   Click Here to learn more about this scholarship!

Click Here to learn about other scholarship opportunities!