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 Directors 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 philanthropic 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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2018 Impact Challenge Begins

March 19, 2018

The 2018 Community Impact challenge has launched!  The Community Impact Challenge is a two week fundraising event designed to raise unrestricted dolla...

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Pineville Fire Department Receives $5,000!

February 20, 2018

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation awards the Pineville Fire Department (PFD) a $5,000 grant from the Harvest Fund for new medical equipment....

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Over $1,000,000 Granted in 2017

January 03, 2018

CLCF Grants Over $1,000,000 in 2017. It is the Community Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life in central Louisiana by building permanen...

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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