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 organizations or Louisiana nonprofits (approval needed in advance) serving the 12 parishes of central Louisiana.
CLCF Begins Accepting Applications: May/June
Application Deadline: August
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 email@example.com
Previous Award Winners
2010: Children’s Advocacy Center – Mobile Therapy Unit
2011: Alexandria Museum of Art – Art Education Program
2012: Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services – Mobile Testing Unite
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