Community Impact Award

The Central Louisiana Community Impact Fund (CLCIF) was established in 2009 to provide monetary support for a high impact project or activity which would enhance central Louisiana and the quality of life of its residents. The grant amount is awarded each year and varies from $25,000 to $100,000. Members of the Community Impact Award Selection Committee screen applications and select finalists who make presentations to the committee. Committee members then vote to award the grant(s). 
The CLCIF is designed to promote innovative ideas for philanthropic projects that offer a strong likelihood for broad community impact while providing benefits that are sustainable well beyond the funding period. The selection committee seeks fresh ideas that deal with a recognized community-wide issue.


Grants are awarded to 501(c)3 & 501(c)19 organizations serving the 12 parishes of Central Louisiana that CLCF serves.


CLCF Begins Accepting Applications: July 1, 2023
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023. (all applications must be submitted electronically)
Finalists Selected: September
Finalists Presentation: October
Winner(s) Announces: November


Contact: For more information about the Community Impact Award please contact the Foundation’s office at 318-445-7702 or

To apply, please use the application portal linked below. For help with the application process, please use the applicant tutorial linked below.  


2010: Children’s Advocacy Center – Mobile Therapy Unit
2011: Alexandria Museum of Art – Art Education Program
2012: Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services – Mobile Testing Unit
2013: United Way of Central Louisiana – Family Justice Center
2014: Hands Over Hearts – Youth & Community CPR Training
2015: Food Bank of Central Louisiana: Good Food Project
2016: Central Louisiana Coalition to Prevent Homelessness: Continuum of Care Program
2017: Re-Entry Solutions and Red River Charter Academy
2018: Fostering Community
2019: B22 Rock Steady Boxing, Beyond a Spectrum, Alexandria Museum of Art
2020: Children's Advocacy Network - Child Trafficking Mobile Unit
2021: The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Manna House
2022: Ben D. Johnson Educational Center and Fostering Community