The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is a nonprofit organization that encourages effective giving from people who care about central Louisiana. CLCF administers charitable funds established through gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations. Uniting the regions’ citizens, financial advisors, and nonprofit agencies, CLCF seeks to stimulate charitable giving to improve the quality of life in Central Louisiana. The Foundation invests these funds to increase the philanthropic capacity across the region.
Donor advised funds permit CLCF donors to support causes and organizations that they care about. Local nonprofits can establish Agency Funds to create an income stream by receiving returns on cash reserves for future or current needs. Field of Interest Funds are established for the purpose of supporting a particular cause or philanthropy. Businesses and families can establish Scholarship Funds to nurture regional education needs.
What is a Community Foundation?
A community foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long term goal of building permanent, named funds, for the broad-based public benefit of the residents in a given area.
The mission of a community foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the local area. Community foundations carry out this very broad mission by building permanent endowment funds and using a portion of the annual income to support a variety of local nonprofit organizations through grants and special projects.
Most community foundation assets are held in separate funds established by local individuals, families, businesses, or charitable institutions. Each fund may have a special purpose, but the foundation board of directors, representing the community, oversees them all.
To connect people to priorities they care about and increase charitable giving in order to advance the quality of life for all in our communities.
To improve the quality of life in central Louisiana by building permanent endowments, utilizing strategic grant making to address community needs.
The Community Foundation assists donors and nonprofits in a twelve parish region across central Louisiana. The 12 parish service area is: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn.
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