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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 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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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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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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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