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

April 10, 2018

The Impact Challenge was concluded on April 3rd. Several organizations emerged champions of the challenged. Three different nonprofits each won an awa...

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Board of Directors 2018-2019

April 10, 2018

On April 1, 2018, the Central Louisiana Community Foundation appointed new officers and added several new Directors to the board. The all-volunteer Bo...

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January - March 2018 Grants

April 10, 2018

For the 1st Quarter of 2018 CLCF awarded over $602,138 in grants out to various causes and interests that help the community at large. The list below...

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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