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About Your Foundation

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is a local, private nonprofit corporation that encourages effective giving from people who care about Central Louisiana. CLCF prudently invests these funds to increase the financial capacity for philanthropy across our region. CLCF is  led by a volunteer Board of Trustees formed from our region’s leading citizens and managed by a small professional staff.

What CLCF Does

Connects local donors to philanthropic organizations and projects that they care about.

Promotes charitable giving to enrich the of quality of life.

Helps local nonprofits communicate their missions and challenges more effectively so they can increase donor support.

Builds awareness of pholanthropic opportunities across a 12-parish service area.

Makes grants for activities that improve the everyday lives for people of central Louisiana.

Establishes, builds, invests and stewards endowments so that our community treasures can exist in perpetuity.

Latest CLCF News

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Community Foundation Members Give $500 to Friendship House.

December 28, 2017

On December 8th 2017 CLCF held its annual Holiday Open House, where the members of CLCF voted to give money to their favorite charity.  This year the...

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Two Community Impact Award Winners for 2017

November 16, 2017

The Central Louisiana Community Impact Fund (CLCIF) was established in 2009 to provide monetary support for a high impact project or activity which wo...

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Cleco Corporate Holdings Education Scholarship Fund announces 2017 winners

August 01, 2017

 Since 2011, the Cleco Corporate Holdings Education Scholarship Fund has been awarding scholarships to students or aspiring students to purse their go...

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Our Founding Members

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation
Mrs. Frances B. Davis
Dr. Paul M Davis, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Jenkins
Mr. & Mrs. Oday Lavergne
Mr. & Mrs. Norman K. Martin
The Rapides Foundation
Mrs. Bertie Deming Smith
Mr. Joe D. Smith, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Zeb Winstead